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Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Jun 28
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

By Alanna Durkin Richer | May 25
A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

New Interagency Committee Would Counter Russian Activities

New Interagency Committee Would Counter Russian Activities

By Deb Reichmann | May 8
Congress has passed an intelligence policy measure that requires the president to set up an interagency committee to counter Russian activities, such as meddling in last year's presidential election.

NSA to Stop Collecting Some Internet Communications

NSA to Stop Collecting Some Internet Communications

By Deb Reichmann | May 3
The nation's signals intelligence agency said Friday it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet simply because they mention a foreign intelligence target, in a move applauded by privacy advocates.

Australian Police Reveal They Broke New Metadata Laws

Australian Police Reveal They Broke New Metadata Laws

By Rod McGuirk | May 1
Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.

Telecom Lobbying Muscle Kills Privacy Rules

Telecom Lobbying Muscle Kills Privacy Rules

By Tali Arbel | Apr 19
The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress.

AP EXPLAINS: What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

AP EXPLAINS: What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

By Tali Arbel | Mar 30
Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules, what does that mean for you?

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices in Ways Users Can't Fix

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices in Ways Users Can't Fix

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 27
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices.

Pakistan Wants Facebook, Twitter to Help It Combat Blasphemy

Pakistan Wants Facebook, Twitter to Help It Combat Blasphemy

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 20
Pakistan said Thursday it has asked Facebook and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition.

WikiLeaks: We'll Work With Tech Firms to Defeat CIA Hacking

WikiLeaks: We'll Work With Tech Firms to Defeat CIA Hacking

By Raphael Satter | Mar 10
WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday, an approach which sets up a potential conflict.

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