The NSA revelations have spurred growth in turnkey solutions to privacy problems that appeal to country's security-minded citizens.
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Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
"I'm not an expert on software-defined storage or the intricacies of cloud computing," Clinton quipped.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The former government contractor who leaked tens of thousands of NSA documents warned users to be more privacy conscious when it comes to online cloud storage.
The public disclosure of emails by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, could be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy", according to a letter fro the US Department of State responding to a FOIA request by online publication, The Desk.
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?
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.
Deemed "evidence" of the U.S. agency's wrongdoing, a judge has ruled that the NSA is not permitted to destroy millions of telephone records in light of pending lawsuits.
In the coming years, the definition of "difficult" may include the task facing the incoming privacy officer for the NSA.
Tomorrow is Data Privacy Day, an occasion that should have us all talking about the problems of indiscriminate data collection and sharing. But in the post-Snowden era, that debate has been so muddled by NSA paranoia that it's unlikely to result in any substantive changes.
Microsoft has spoken out about the NSA reforms, stating that they do not go far enough and should be complemented by an international framework on data privacy and government surveillance.
One US spy program had been approved, but only with careful considerations to privacy, but once the NSA began using it, they ignored the rules designed to protect the innocent.
Without comment, the Supreme Court denied a petition for an order to stop the NSA's telephone records collection program.
Moxie Marlinspike, a respected cryptographic software expert, argues that Lavabit, Edward Snowden’s favorite "secure" email service whose owner shut it down rather than give the NSA the keys to his store, wasn't really secure anyway.
Apparently our NSA buddies have a bit of a spam problem. Think about it. If they're grabbing every bit of email metadata they can get their hands on, what are they really getting?
The currency of the web is its own users' privacy, and we spend it like water. But the NSA revelations and other privacy concerns could turn the tide.
A secret Washington D.C.-based surveillance court found an NSA email and data collection program illegal in 2011, as it collected tens of thousands of American emails each year.
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.
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