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Government seeks to strong arm companies into spying on users

Last week, we reported on a rather disturbing revelation that the Department of Defense and NSA have been sending out so-called 2511 letters that absolve companies of legal consequences for violating the Wiretap Act by intercepting their users’ comm.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearApr 30th, 2013

Users Should Be Able To Sue Tech Companies Over Spying, Says Sen. Rand Paul

Libertarian hero and presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul tells me that tech companies should not be granted legal immunity from consumers suing them over government spying. The Patriot Act infamously gave telecommunications companies immunity from bein.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 28th, 2014

Apple officially denies helping NSA spy on iPhone users

Ever since the revelations this past year regarding the NSA’s domestic spying program, tech companies — including Apple — have been facing increased scrutiny about exactly how much access they’ve provided the U.S. government to use.....»»

Category: gadgetsSource:  techandgadgetnewsRelated NewsDec 31st, 2013

Apple officially denies helping NSA spy on iPhone users

Ever since the revelations this past year regarding the NSA's domestic spying program, tech companies -- including Apple -- have been facing increased scrutiny about exactly how much access they've provided the U.S. government to user's devices. On ........»»

Category: mobileSource:  tuawRelated NewsDec 31st, 2013

Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

Connie Zhou/Google Servers in a Google data center in Oregon. The company is tightening its networks against government spying. Eight prominent technology companies, bruised by revelations of government spying on their customers’ data and scrambling to .....»»

Category: gadgetsSource:  techandgadgetnewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2013

Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users - New York Times

New York TimesTech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of UsersNew York TimesEight prominent technology companies, bruised by revelations of government spying on their customers' data and scrambling to repair the damage to their re.....»»

Category: topSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2013

Facebook"s Zuckerberg says US spying hurt users" trust

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.In a rare...  .....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsSep 19th, 2013

Market For Spy-Proof Messaging Heats Up

Now that the 4th Amendment is no longer a guarantee against broad government spying, the floodgates have opened for tech companies to give users their privacy back. Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde’s text-messaging app Heml.is already reached its fundi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 12th, 2013

Report: Japan eyes law requiring security incident reporting

Bloomberg says the Japanese government is eyeing cyber security legislation to make companies 'fess up to security incidents impacting users......»»

Category: securitySource:  scmagazineusRelated News1 hr. 3 min. ago

Emergency data law: What you need to know about the bill that makes ISPs store your data

The Government has caused uproar this morning by introducing an emergency bill that forces telecom companies to store users' personal data for 12 months despite the European Union ruling this April that such powers are illegal......»»

Category: topSource:  independentRelated NewsJul 11th, 2014

UK government plans reinstatement of metadata collection programs

The government of the United Kingdom seeks to force telecommunication companies to log records of calls, texts, and Internet usage for a 12-month period, according to a report. Ministers are said to be attempting to counteract the effects of an European C.....»»

Category: topSource:  electronistaRelated NewsJul 7th, 2014

New NSA "Transparency Report" Raises More Questions Than It Answers

For years, big Internet companies like Twitter have released "transparency reports" to show users how often the government asks for their data. Now the National Security Agency is getting in on the act: The agency released its first-ever such report on Fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsJun 27th, 2014

German gov to drop Verizon over spying concerns

The various Snowden leaks have revealed widespread spying by the United States government, with various tech companies and service providers being compelled to aid in these surveillance practices. It is for this reason the German government has elected to.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsJun 26th, 2014

Germany Ends Verizon Contract

The German government said it would end a contract with Verizon because of concerns about network security, in one of the most concrete signs yet that disclosures about U.S. spying were hurting U.S. technology companies overseas......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsJun 26th, 2014

German Government Ends Verizon Contract

The German government said it would end a contract with Verizon because of concerns about network security, in one of the most concrete signs yet that disclosures about U.S. spying were hurting U.S. technology companies overseas......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsJun 26th, 2014

Drone Beat: 418 Crashes Worldwide, Spying on a World Cup Team and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places, tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them commercially and, in recent months, they've become the secret weapon of many photograph.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2014

China state media wants Apple, Google to be severely punished for spying

Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government for monitoring China and stealing secrets......»»

Category: asiaSource:  ibnliveRelated NewsJun 4th, 2014

Post-Snowden, The NSA"s Future Rests On This Man"s Shoulders

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its electronic spying programs, the abuses of government revealed in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsMay 19th, 2014

Digital rights group lists best companies for data protection - ComputerWeekly.com

Washington PostDigital rights group lists best companies for data protectionComputerWeekly.comGoogle, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Dropbox, Yahoo and Twitter fight the hardest to protect users' privacy from government data requests, while Amazon, AT&T,.....»»

Category: topSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2014

Here Comes The Government"s Big Net Neutrality Vote

(Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications regulators will vote on Thursday on whether to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsMay 15th, 2014

T-Mobile Seeks Big Fee, Management in Sprint Talks

T-Mobile is making strong demands to be compensated by Sprint in the event regulators kill a merger of the two carriers, a main factor the companies are working through before agreeing to a deal......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsMay 9th, 2014