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The U.S. government relies on intelligence from an unknown number of U.S. telecoms for its mass surveillance programs. What's the state of phone privacy in the post-NSA world?
The Internet giant tries to convey to users that many emails are not secure once it leaves Google's hands.
The London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Yahoo webmail users will get a significant security benefit with the company enabling encryption by default, but a security expert questions where is Yahoo's "perfect forward secrecy"?
ZDNet's David Gewirtz had the opportunity today to be briefed by and speak with certain senior intelligence officials in order to explore the circumstances of a privacy compliance error and a new document release. This is their story.
Disclosures about the U.S. intelligence agency's encryption-busting activities are making many people question everything about digital security.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
PRISM, declining privacy, and lost accountability of government security agencies is the real cost of intelligence privatisation and security outsourcing.
Signals intelligence agency GCHQ didn't break British laws when conducting its mass surveillance program in conjunction with the Americans, but MPs are instead looking at whether the laws should be updated.
Microsoft says it does not provide the NSA or any U.S. government agency with the ability to bypass its encryption or give 'direct access' to user data.
GPG Mail from GPGTools protects your email from prying eyes by using public key encryption via OpenPGP. It's by far the simplest and easiest way to encrypt email (and files) on the Mac.
The UK foreign secretary William Hague told parliament that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ doesn't exploit the US Prism programme to unlawfully gather information about UK nationals online habits.
UPDATED 5: The National Security Agency's "PRISM" program is able to collect, in real time, intelligence not limited to social networks and email accounts. But the seven tech companies accused of opening 'back doors' to the spy agency could well be proven innocent.
The privacy law governing how U.S. law enforcement can access email data after a certain time has been passed unanimously across both sides of the Senate.
Probably for the better, the Justice Department has reversed its decision to fight for greater access to email accounts and private messages on social networks. Well, kind of.
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