Apple, U.S. tech giants call for government spying reform in open letter to Congress

A number of powerful tech companies sent an open letter to Congress, President Barack Obama and other government agencies on Wednesday, arguing for drastic change in the nation's surveillance laws that currently allow for bulk consumer data collection......»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsMar 25th, 2015

Tech Giants Call For “Clear, Strong And Effective End” To NSA’s Phone Metadata Surveillance

 As expected, technology companies, tech trade groups and privacy organizations sent a letter today to the President Barack Obama, various members of Congress, and governmental security officials, urging reform of the U.S. government’s surveill.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 25th, 2015

France Seeks Power to Sift Phone Data

The French government is seeking the power to force communications companies to sift through mountains of phone and Internet metadata using automated tools to flag potential terrorist behavior to the authorities......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsMar 19th, 2015

France Seeks Power to Sift Phone, Internet Data

The French government is seeking the power to force communications companies to sift through mountains of phone and Internet metadata using automated tools to flag potential terrorist behavior to the authorities......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsMar 18th, 2015

BlackBerry outs SecuTABLET for government, business users

BlackBerry is banking on its strong points – enterprise class security in mobile devices – and has rolled out its new tablet dubbed SecuTABLET – a collaboration of technologies from[...] The post BlackBerry outs SecuTABLET for government.....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsMar 16th, 2015

German government backs end-to-end encryption for email

BERLIN — Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers, officials said Monday. From April onward De-Mail, an email service avail.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMar 10th, 2015

California Introduces Bill To Ban Warrantless Spying

Backed by a number of tech companies, California is eyeing state legislation to protect its citizens from warrantless government surveillance of e-mails, text messages and cellphone communications. The proposed legislation is being backed by state senator.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2015

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 sends out users' personal info to ad companies, 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

Net neutrality: Flipkart"s decision is a breather for start-ups

The most strong point against anti-net neutrality is that it will create monopolistic companies. Young start-ups will simply not have the advertising muscle of companies like Flipkart and also the money to pay the telecom companies (telcos)......»»

Category: topSource:  businesstodayRelated News2 hr. 34 min. ago