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It was one of the final questions of the NSA's open Q&A today, and one that's weighed heavily on the minds of American citizens since the Prism scandal last year: "Are our fears of being discreetly spied on merited?" They aren't, according to NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Director Rebecca Ri...

November 24th 2014 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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The EFF may be handing out gold stars to firms that publish their own transparency reports, but earning that recognition isn't easy. Government data requests are often coupled with gag orders, barring firms from telling users that security agencies are thumbing through their data. Now Google, Yaho...

May 23rd 2014 at 11:55pm 0 Comments
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2013 has been a hard year for the White House. It's been working overtime to try and manage the PR nightmare sparked by Edward Snowden's NSA whistleblowing -- fighting the outcry of angry citizens, CEOs and major tech firms. President Barack Obama eventually created a panel to review the governmen...

December 18th 2013 at 5:52pm 0 Comments
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Ah, Mac security, one of my favorite topics. I am often considered the Cassandra of the Mac community, warning people that someday Macs will be exploited but no one believes me (and I am sure someone in the comments will tell me I don't know what I am talking about because Macs are magically immune...

February 9th 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments