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Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

Silicon Valley Wants to Come Clean on Government Spy Requests

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a letter posted to Google's company blog Tuesday afternoon and addressed to the attorney general …

Can Privacy And Security Go Hand In Hand?

Has America's definition of privacy changed? There's been concern over recent reports of the government collecting massive amounts of internet and phone data. But in the age of Facebook and smartphones, people often offer up private information — disclosing their whereabouts on apps like …

Surveillance

US orders investigation after spy leak

The White House has said that an investigation is under way after a former CIA employee leaked information about a covert US global surveillance programme that harvests internet and phone records of American citizens and foreigners.<p>Edward Snowden, 29, told Britain's <i>Guardian</i> newspaper that the …

How to delete your digital life

Wiping away your digital life means getting rid of the traces you've left – the mistakes you made, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments, the …

NSA memo eyed 4th Amendment

The National Security Agency pushed for the government to “rethink” the Fourth Amendment when it argued in a classified memo that it needed new authorities and capabilities for the information age.<p>The 2001 memo, later declassified and posted online by George Washington University’s National …

Its the Corporations, Stupid: Why we are 2nd Amendment Fundamentalists but the 4th Amendment doesn't Count

The Second Amendment to the Constitution is interpreted by lawmakers and judges in an absolute manner. Every American, we are constantly told– even …

New Reports of Government Surveillance Escalate Privacy Debate

Microsoft might want to rethink running those ads that boast, "Your privacy is our priority."<p>A stunning report in the Washington Post that says that …

Patents reveal crafty surveillance techniques from Verizon, AT&T, IBM, and more

The days of simple law-enforcement wiretaps for telephone surveillance are gone. Today’s digital networks break conversations into packets for transmission and reassembly at their destination, making them harder for law enforcement agencies to identify and monitor. Compounding the surveillance …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

From Daniel Ellsberg to Edward Snowden

Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning: two men who tried to counter war through leaks. For Ellsberg, it was Vietnam. For Manning, it was primarily Iraq. Now there appears to be a third man in this group, Edward Snowden, for whom it is the war on terror. Each was, in his time, denounced by the right …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …