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Microsoft Calls On US Gov. To End Bulk NSA Data Collection

Marking the one year anniversary of the NSA leaks saga, Microsoft today called for broad change in how the United States Government and its intelligence agencies operate, and what they collect.<p>Microsoft is not alone among technology companies in calling for reform. Its blog post today, however, is …

Clinton skirts fight on surveillance

Last September, Hillary Clinton strode to a podium in Philadelphia to deliver what she advance-billed as a policy speech addressing the roiling controversy over government surveillance in a digital era.<p>“We are once again in the middle of some big, noisy debates. What are the demands of America’s …

Look At Muffin Gal And Prancing Yogurt Gal In This Spot That Skewers “Women’s” Advertising

Like Kotex before it, LowLow, a cheese brand from Irish food company Kerry, takes aim at the inane, though amazingly enduring clichés of “advertising to women.”<p>Here, we meet the girls from Ad Land: Smug Gal, Ditzy Gal, and Muffin Gal, models eating yogurt and dancing around in their underwear. …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

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Snapchat Finally Says Sorry For December Data Breach, Updates Android & iOS Apps With Find Friends Opt-Out

It’s taken some sound and fury but Snapchat has finally said sorry for its December data breach which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers leaked.<p>In a blog post today, Snapchat confirmed it has updated its Android and iOS apps to allow users to opt out of the Find Friends functionality which …

MEPs seek to question Snowden via video over NSA spying

US whistleblower Edward Snowden could be invited to testify before the European Parliament by video link from Russia.<p>The parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee backed the planned appearance by 36 votes in favour, while two members voted against. There was one abstention.<p>The hearing could take place …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

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