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Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies

Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

Ongoing issues relating to US national security and spying imperil 'safe harbor' personal data pact


NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

The tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists

This is how Google is dealing with 'right to be forgotten' requests

We will hear next week what the EU data protection authorities think of Google's methods

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company said

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

Swedish ISP to let users shield Internet activity from police

A free VPN service from Bahnhof will keep web surfing and other online usage anonymous

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Markey says

Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook won't give users control over what information the company can keep

Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

US putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people, report says

The so-called "dirtboxes" are used to locate criminals

Facebook pushes for more payments, more targeted ads with new privacy policy

Users have a week to comment on the proposed changes

FTC chair wants clearer disclosures to protect privacy

Many consumers are in the dark on how their data is used, the regulator said

US concerns about online privacy present opportunity, experts say

Internet companies will move toward offering more privacy-enhancing tools, some privacy advocates say

Google urges US government to extend the US Privacy Act to EU citizens

There has been too little reform since the Snowden revelations, Google said

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Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy "arms race"

Brad Smith is ready for arms-control talks as tech companies and law enforcement fight a running battle on privacy

Popular messaging apps fail EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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