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Privacy Groups Demand NSA Surveillance Shut-Down

The American privacy watchdog group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has announced plans to file a petition to the USA’s Supreme Court to make the National Security Agency (NSA) stop gathering surveillance data on American citizens. EPIC…

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NSA Scandal Will Cost American Cloud Storage Industry Millions

Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, has made some dire predictions for the American cloud storage industry according to Russia Today. Neelie Kroes believes that U.S cloud storage providers are now going to suffer…

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NSA Leaks Have Seen Business For Swiss Data Centers Boom

The NSA spying scandal has heightened concerns across the world about data integrity. Businesses and private individuals are queuing up in abundance to move their files and servers to Swiss Data Centers. Companies like Artmotion, Switzerland’s…

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UK Information Commissioner Deals Google A Privacy Policy Ultimatum

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office  have given Google an ultimatum on its private policy. Google has until September 20th 2013 to make several changes to its privacy policy to make it compliant with the UK data…

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Head Of U.S National Intelligence ApologisesTo Congress For Lying

While more and more data is revealed about NSA surveillance programs, senior U.S intelligence and surveillance officials are being exposed and held accountable for things said in the past. James Clapper is the head of the…

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EU Demands Full Clarification Of NSA Spying On Europe

More and more revelations over the NSA spying saga are revealed every day and most journalists who were leaked information by Edward Snowden have barely made it 10% off the way through the fifty or so…

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Microsoft Asks To Be Able To Disclose FISA Requests

We’ve already seen the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft release some data about government requests. Yet now Microsoft is taking things one step further and it says it wants permission to be able to…

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Russian Human Rights Officials Say Snowdon Deserves Political Asylum

The fallout from the PRISM scandal continues and Russian Human Rights officials are the latest political figures to have their say. The head of Russia’s top official Human Rights body, Mikhail Fedotov – pictured above, has…

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NSA Boss Says He Knows Nothing About WikiLeaks

With the actions of the NSA exposed by now world-famous whistleblower Edward Snowden the NSA have been trying to calm the storm with a lot of public statements. The latest rather laughable statement is from the…

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UK’s Liberty Organisations Demands Investigation Into Legality Of UK Intelligence Services

The ramifications of the leaks about the NSA made by Edward Snowden have had international coverage. In the UK the organisation “Liberty”, that protects human rights and civil liberties, is the first UK organisation to place…

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One Of The Internet’s Founders Says The Internet Must Be Protected From Exploitation

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of founders of the internet and the first man to successful run the HTTP protocol, believes that the internet needs to be protected from governments and large corporations. This is the second…

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Google Given 35 Days In UK To Delete Street View WiFi Data

Back in March Google was fined just $7 million in the USA for stealing WiFi data whilst conducting its street view scanning of American cities. Now Google is facing similar problems in the UK where it…

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British Spy Agency Worse Than The NSA, Monitors Huge Amounts Of Internet Traffic

  You thought the NSA were bad right? – Tapping into the internet data of Americans in the name of fighting terrorism and national security. The NSA’s British equivalents, the GCHQ, are apparently much worse according…

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Facebook Bug Exposes Data Of 6 Million Users

Facebook revealed in a security update announcement that a bug had made the data of six million users vulnerable. Apparently it was possible to use Facebook’s data export tool to reveal six million email addresses and…

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Microsoft Follows Facebook In Releasing Government Request Data To The Public

Microsoft, Google and Facebook all joined together recently to demand more transparency about government data requests and being able to reveal details of these to their user base. Facebook recently revealed that it had to release data…

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NSA Has Code Running In the Linux Kernel And Android

The saying “how deep does the rabbit hole go” has never been more appropriate with regards to NSA speculation as everyday people seem to pull up something new. With the USA’s National Security Agency, or NSA,…

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Facebook Released 19,000 Users Data To Spy Requests From The American Government

A couple of days ago we told you that Facebook, Microsoft and Google were demanding permission to reveal spy requests. Today Facebook claimed a minor victory in being able to partially reveal some information about American…

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“StopWatching.Us” Passes 100,000 Signatures Already

We brought you the news that Mozilla and others had launched their “StopWatching.Us” campaign just a few days ago and it has already managed to achieved 100,000 signatures of support in quite a short space of…

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NSA Director Claims They Stopped Dozens Of Attacks With PRISM

General Keith Alexander is the head of the American National Security Agency. You can only imagine how much pressure he has come under recently due to the emergence of the PRISM scandal and he was recently…

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Facebook, Microsoft & Google Demand Permission To Reveal Spy Requests

In the wake of being subject to bad press due to the whole “PRISM” data collection scandal, Facebook, Microsoft and Google have all been adamant to get permission to reveal details of secret FISA (foreign intelligence…

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“StopWatching.Us” Demands Mozilla, the EFF and 84 Others

For those of you who have been paying attention to the news recently you will have seen the entire National Security Agency “PRISM” scandal emerge in the USA, with international rammifications. To cut a long story…

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Verizon: No More Privacy For Customers

NSA or National Security Agency, is invading the privacy of millions of Americans. A top secret document seems to have been leaked and The Guardian was able to get their hands on it, and share it…

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Texas Protects Email Privacy With New Bill

The United States government keeps trying to do more and more with cyber-security. When I hear that a new bill is coming out, I immediately think that they are trying to take away more of our…

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Microsoft Xbox One: Kinect On/Off Switch

We all worry about privacy, and Microsoft has addressed our issue with the Xbox One monitoring our every movement and sound with Kinect. I think it is nice that you would be able to completely control your…

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Xbox One And “Always Listening” Kinect Sparks Privacy Concerns

When Microsoft launched its Xbox One last week with the next generation Kinect sensor it was revealed that the Kinect sensor would always listen to the voices of people in the room it is in. This…

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Microsoft Attacks Google, Says It Does Anything To Monetise Consumer Data

Microsoft has been on a bit of an offensive recently making numerous adverts that attacked Apple for its Siri Technology and Google for its apparently “rubbish” Google Docs service. Now Microsoft have gone one step further…

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Microsoft Study Suggests 16% Of Internet Users Don’t Care About Privacy

Privacy has been a hot topic of debate on the internet recently,  the likes of CISPA, PIPA, SOPA, ACTA and many other proposed internet legislation have threatened to impede on user privacy. This has provoked widespread debates between…