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Privacy

Vanishing rights: stop your online privacy from disappearing

US privacy laws are awful right now. There: we said it. It’s time to do something about it. We’re in the middle of a privacy crisis. Just look at all the NSA surveillance news that came out over the summer of 2013 and it’s clear that government spying is everywhere. You have less protection in […]

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NSA scandal: agents snoop on their exes, make mistakes (and we called it)

The latest NSA scandal news is that government analysts used surveillance tools to spy on their exes, violated privacy rules, and made literally thousands of data-related mistakes each year. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. People aren’t perfect, and when you tempt them with enormous amounts of personal data, some of them will dip into it. In […]

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NSA spying on 75% of internet traffic: 12 year old program exposed

Looks like the NSA lied. The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman and Jennifer Valentino-Devries broke the story this morning that the NSA’s systems can access about 75% of all Internet traffic in the US. Not only that, but it can save the content of emails and Internet phone calls sent from one US citizen to […]

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Gmail privacy: Google says users can have no expectation of privacy

This week, the consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog got a lot of press over their publication of Google’s statement in a court document that Gmail users–and anyone who emails them–can’t expect any privacy in their email. The paragraph that everyone’s talking about is as follows: “Just as a sender of a letter to a business […]

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