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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

Google’s Eric Schmidt Believes They’re Sufficiently Protected From Government Spying

Back in 2013, the NSA’s Project PRISM was one of the bigger tech scandals as it implicated several big tech companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Apple as working together with the NSA to allow spying and gathering of information on their users.Naturally.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  ubergizmoRelated NewsMar 7th, 2014

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

1Password for Mac and iOS now makes it even easier to create and manage strong passwords

In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, many technology companies have been advising users to change their passwords. Managing them all can be an arduous task, so today AgileBits has released new versions of its 1Password apps for Mac and iOS. Mac: Version 4.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2014

Turkey Seeks Taxes From Social Media

Turkey's Finance Minister said social-media companies such as Twitter must pay taxes to Ankara, opening a new round in the government's scuffle with global Internet firms......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsApr 15th, 2014

Coming to Your Twitter Feed: New Ads

Twitter will debut 15 types of new ad products and improved ways to target users over the next six months, as it seeks to compete with Facebook to win over e-commerce companies and game advertisers......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsApr 4th, 2014

Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping

Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping......»»

Category: asiaSource:  ibnliveRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2014

Yahoo is pushing back against government requests for your data

The company says it defends "our users' data from unwarranted government access" and adds that it is working to encrypt its products and services.     Image Credit: ExactTarget Is pushback from Internet companies reducing the numb.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsMar 28th, 2014

Digital downloads could jump significantly in UK as government seeks to close tax loophole

Digital downloads could be set for a price rise in the UK. Up to now, companies like Apple have been able to sell content through other countries where sales tax can be as low as 3 percent. A new law would force it to pay the UK's 20 percent rate. The pos.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 24th, 2014

NSA Accused Of Spying On Huawei

In the past we have seen how to the US government has warned not to trust companies like Huawei or ZTE for allegedly designing spyphones for the Chinese government. Naturally both companies have denied these allegations and in the latest Snowden leak, it .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  ubergizmoRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2014

Twitter speaks out against Turkish government, says it stands by its users

Connect with leaders from the companies in this story, in real life: Come to the fourth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit April 14-15 in Sausalito, Calif. Request an invitation. Following the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision t.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsMar 21st, 2014

Microsoft Software Leak Inquiry Raises Privacy Issues - New York Times

CNETMicrosoft Software Leak Inquiry Raises Privacy IssuesNew York TimesSEATTLE — Technology companies have spent months denying they know anything about broad government spying on people who use their Internet services. But a legal case filed this week .....»»

Category: topSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2014

Google tightens HTTPS protections in Gmail in light of government snooping

Citing the need to protect users from government cyber-spying, Google has tightened Gmail's encryption screws by removing the option to turn off HTTPS.    .....»»

Category: topSource:  techworldRelated NewsMar 20th, 2014

The Year of Encryption

Government spying gives a giant push to data scrambling on the Web.Last summer, the world’s largest Internet companies learned they’d been hacked by the U.S. government......»»

Category: topSource:  technologyreviewRelated NewsMar 18th, 2014

Google encrypts search traffic to combat PRISM and Chinese government spying

Moves to protect users' privacy from hackers and data-harvesting spies     .....»»

Category: topSource:  v3Related NewsMar 15th, 2014