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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

Apple Pay"s success has rivals scrambling to catch up, could make PayPal an acquisition target

The strong initial success of Apple Pay, combined with the news that eBay will spin off PayPal, has led to expectations that PayPal could be a major acquisition target for mobile companies vying for users' wallets......»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 30th, 2015

Dropbox received 275 government requests for user data in the past six months

With increasing concerns about government access to user data, tech companies try to appease us with reports on how frequently they’re asked to turn over information on users. Dropbox today released its own semiannual transparency report. In the time p.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsJan 28th, 2015

HealthCare.gov sends out users' personal info to ad companies

HealthCare.gov, the health insurance exchange website operated by the US government, is sending out personal health information about its users to at least 14 (and likely more) third-party websites be........»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2015

Going postal: Reporter sues government for spying from USPS network

Sharyl Attkisson seeks $35 million in damages from DOJ and USPS. Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS investigative reporter who published her claims of government intimidation, electronic surveillance, and cyber-attacks in a book last fall, has begun .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 6th, 2015

Twitter and Facebook told to simplify their privacy terms

The UK Government's Science and Technology Committee has warned social media websites that their terms and conditions are too labyrinthine, and therefore not fit for demonstrating that users have given informed consent of how the companies use their data......»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2014

Uber scandal: Worried about NSA spying? It"s Silicon Valley billionaires you need to watch

I trust big government agencies with my data more than profit-making companies, says Willard Foxton.....»»

Category: topSource:  telegraphRelated NewsNov 18th, 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, other tech companies lobbying to stop NSA spying before new congress takes over in January

Bloomberg reports that groups representing Apple, Google, Facebook and other high profile tech companies are lobbying to pass a new bill that attempts to limit NSA spying of email and communications of their users. The report says the groups are “pushin.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsNov 15th, 2014

Study: more Americans fear spying from corporations than the government (also, clowns)

A new study finds that more Americans fear spying from corporations than the government (but only slightly) Both tech companies and the U.S. government have raised the ire of privacy hawks. This may explain why even though Congress hasn’t done .....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2014

Are “warrant canaries” legal? Twitter wants to save tech’s warning signal of government spying

Warrant canaries -- which tech companies are using to tell people that the government is NOT using secret orders -- are the new frontline in the legal fight over surveillance......»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsOct 11th, 2014

Twitter sues US government after FBI stifles parts of “Transparency Report”

Twitter took an important step to throw more light on the legal processes the federal government uses to spy on users -- the lawsuit seeks to expand earlier free speech rights….....»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsOct 7th, 2014

Twitter Is Suing the Government So it Can Tell You More About Surveillance

Twitter is making a First Amendment argument over transparency Twitter is suing the U.S. Justice Department to disclose more information about the types of data the government seeks about Twitter users. Twitter, which has acted as a staunch free spee.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsOct 7th, 2014

China promoting development of MEMS industry

In view of strong demand for MEMS components from China-based smartphone vendors, the China government has been promoting the development of the local MEMS industry by teaming up its wafer foundry houses, IC design companies and semiconductor equipment su.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2014

Russian credential theft shows why the password is dead - Computerworld

FirstpostRussian credential theft shows why the password is deadComputerworldComputerworld - News that Russian hackers amassed login credentials belonging to more than 1.2 billion Internet users hammers home why companies that have not implemented strong .....»»

Category: topSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2014