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Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a new version of a bill to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records in an effort to strengthen legislation that passed the House of Representatives this year.

Privacy groups call for Facebook to halt off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.

Russian gov't is willing to pay for a way to ID Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior is willing to pay 3.9 million roubles, or around $111,000, for a method to identify users on the Tor network.

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, demand money

Hackers have stolen user contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from the website of the European Central Bank and attempted to extort money from the institution.

Google to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part.

Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

Developers of Tor software believe they've identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users.

Goodwill Industries probes possible payment card breach

Goodwill Industries International said Monday federal authorities are investigating a possible payment card breach at its U.S.-based retail outlets.

Stealthy Web tracking tools pose increasing privacy risks to users

Three stealthy tracking mechanisms designed to avoid weaknesses in browser cookies pose potential privacy risks to Internet users, a new research paper has concluded.

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.

U.S. court says warrant for access to all content of email account is justified

A New York judge defended a controversial order that gave the government access to all content of the Gmail account of a target in a money laundering investigation, holding that courts have long recognized the practical need for law enforcement to seize documents if only to determine whether they fall within the warrant.

US needs to restore trust following NSA revelations, tech groups say

The U.S government can take action to slow the calls in other countries to abandon U.S. tech vendors following revelations about widespread National Security Agency surveillance, some tech representatives said Friday.

Net neutrality becomes a key battleground in encryption fight

Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers' hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says.

EU privacy watchdogs to quiz Google, Microsoft on 'right to be forgotten'

European privacy authorities have invited Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to discuss the implementation of a landmark ruling by Europe's top court that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

Microsoft offers European Bing users the 'right to be forgotten'

Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling by Europe's top court.

Apple quickly counters China claim of iPhone spying

Apple on Saturday quickly denied claims by China's state-run television that its iPhones track owners' locations.

There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.

Google to tour Europe to discuss right-to-be-forgotten ruling

Google is going to tour Europe with a band of external advisers this fall to discuss a landmark ruling by Europe''on excluded from search engine listings in Europe.

U.S. lawmaker seeks FTC probe of Facebook 'big data' experiment

A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

What would you do with your time if you gave up Facebook for 99 days?

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