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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash 72 comments
New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends 58 comments
Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance 384 comments
Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed 56 comments
RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit 103 comments
FBI Drone Deployment Timeline 33 comments
Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge 788 comments
52 Million Photos In FBI's Face Recognition Database By Next Year 108 comments
Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity 167 comments
NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed 149 comments
Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info 99 comments
Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live 152 comments
London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been 41 comments
Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member 313 comments
In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy 78 comments
Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers 230 comments
European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law 77 comments
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Rule On Constitutionality of Bulk Surveillance 141 comments
Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection? 312 comments
Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future 218 comments
CryptoPhone Sales Jump To 100,000+, Even at $3500 68 comments
China Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Cuts Off Exchanges' Bank Access 100 comments
Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done? 303 comments
NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant 274 comments
NSA Infiltrated RSA Deeper Than Imagined 168 comments
Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues 243 comments
New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass 128 comments
GCHQ and NSA Targeted World Leaders, Private German Companies 145 comments
Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email 144 comments
DOJ Pushes to Expand Hacking Abilities Against Cyber-Criminals 49 comments
Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password 367 comments
Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail 109 comments
MIT Researchers Create Platform To Build Secure Web Apps That Never Leak Data 90 comments
Privacy Advocates Seek Regulation of Surveillance Tech Exports 16 comments
Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know' 289 comments
White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection 208 comments
L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation 405 comments
They're Reading Your Mail: Microsoft's ToS, Windows 8 Leak, and Snooping 206 comments
Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders 96 comments
After FOIA, Homeland Security Releases Social Media Monitoring Guides 21 comments
Officials: NSA's PRISM Targets Email Addresses, Not Keywords 96 comments
NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days 320 comments
Church Committee Members Say New Group Needed To Watch NSA 143 comments
IBM Distances Itself From the NSA and Its Spy Activities 61 comments
Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes 335 comments
Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures 149 comments
Singapore To Regulate Virtual Currency Exchanges 51 comments
Replicant Hackers Find and Close Samsung Galaxy Back-door 81 comments
Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata 193 comments
How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware 234 comments
Calif. Court Orders Preservation of Disputed NSA Phone Records 28 comments
Volkswagen Chairman: Cars Must Not Become 'Data Monsters' 89 comments
Senator Accuses CIA of Snooping On Intelligence Committee Computers 242 comments
Court Denies NSA Request To Hold Phone Records Beyond 5 Years 46 comments
SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA 116 comments
US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances 186 comments
Pinterest Reveals Its First Transparency Report 23 comments
Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA 273 comments
Metadata and the Intrusive State 66 comments
The NSA Has an Advice Columnist 77 comments
School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA 417 comments
Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen Say Google Data Now Protected From Gov't Spying 155 comments
Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor 256 comments
BPAS Appeals £200,000 Fine Over Hacked Website 104 comments
HTTPS More Vulnerable To Traffic Analysis Attacks Than Suspected 17 comments
Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details? 276 comments
Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal 519 comments
Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors 212 comments
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek 390 comments
Vast Surveillance Network Powered By Repo Men 352 comments
White House "Privacy Tour" a Flop On Its First Leg At MIT 83 comments
Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses 114 comments
Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget 235 comments
Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000 387 comments
Snowden's NSA Leaks Gave IETF a Needed Security Wake-up Call 52 comments
The Spy In Our Living Room 148 comments
Privacy Lawsuits Over NSA Spying Force Retention of Metadata 59 comments
Spooks-as-a-Service Swarm RSA Conference 38 comments
Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger 109 comments
GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users 137 comments
'Obnoxious' RSA Protests, RSA Remains Mum 99 comments
WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies 240 comments
Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches 500 comments
Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System 149 comments
NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse 347 comments
Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange 359 comments
Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft 110 comments
Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA 207 comments
All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall 110 comments
Why Is Dropbox Back On the Chinese Market? 46 comments
We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia 267 comments
Schneier: Break Up the NSA 324 comments
Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long 137 comments
Major Vulnerability In Tinder Dating App Allowed User Tracking 23 comments
ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy 152 comments
EFF Reports GHCQ and NSA Keeping Tabs On Wikileaks Visitors and Reporters 82 comments
Government Sent 2,000+ National Security Letters To AT&T In 2013 67 comments
Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus? 478 comments
French, German Leaders: Keep European Email Off US Servers 115 comments
New Encryption Scheme Could Protect Your Genome 78 comments
Gracenote, Privacy, and the Rise of Metadata As a Valuable Asset 33 comments
US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index 357 comments
Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent 261 comments
Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History 373 comments
Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System 133 comments
LA Times: Snowden Had 3 Helpers Inside NSA 148 comments
The Problem With How We Think Of Surveillance 96 comments
Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC? 146 comments
FSF Approves TAZ 3 Printer As Privacy Respecting 35 comments
3 Reasons To Hate Mass Surveillance; 3 Ways To Fight It 120 comments
Death By Metadata: The NSA's Secret Role In the US Drone Strike Program 202 comments
Can Commercial Storage Services Handle the NSA's Metadata? 67 comments
LinkedIn Ditches Feature That Was a 'Dream For Attackers' 70 comments
Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly. 299 comments
Florida Arrests High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers For Money Laundering 149 comments
Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One? 192 comments
UK Police Will Have Backdoor Access To Health Records 108 comments
New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom 222 comments
Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance 206 comments
Why the Latest FISA Release By Google Et Al. Means Squat 131 comments
NZ Govt May Gut Privacy Laws For US Citizens and Ex-Pats 134 comments
Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake 140 comments
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash 664 comments
Crypto Legend Quisquater Targeted - But NSA May Not Be To Blame 57 comments
Through a Face Scanner Darkly 336 comments
David Cameron Says Fictional Crime Proves Why Snooper's Charter Is Necessary 179 comments
Pending Apple Patent For 'Inferring User Mood' 79 comments
Canadian Spy Agency Snooped Travelers With Airport Wi-Fi 159 comments
Obama Nominates Vice Admiral Michael Rogers New NSA Chief 138 comments
Federal Agency Data-Mining Hundreds of Millions of Credit Card Accounts 264 comments
The App That Tracks Who's Tracking You 52 comments
Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance 388 comments
Building Deception Into Encryption Software 106 comments
DOJ Announces New Methods For Reporting National Security Requests 117 comments
Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages? 293 comments
Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him 383 comments
NSA and GCHQ Target "Leaky" Phone Apps To Scoop User Data 144 comments
FBI Has Tor Mail's Entire Email Database 195 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve? 822 comments
Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain? 337 comments
Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays 65 comments
Hackers Steal Law Enforcement Documents From Microsoft 53 comments
Superbowl Means Time For Spy Cams, Hazmat Squads and Bomb-Sniffing Dogs 75 comments
Surveillance Watchdog Concludes Metadata Program Is Illegal, "Should End" 138 comments
Verizon Transparency Report: Govt Requests Increasing 42 comments
Scientists Detect Two Dozen Computers Trying To Sabotage Tor Privacy Network 94 comments
Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes 351 comments
AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer 1034 comments
EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws 162 comments
RSA Boycot Group Sets Up Rival Conference 84 comments
Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay 510 comments
Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall 209 comments
A Data Scientist Visits The Magic Kingdom, Sans Privacy 124 comments
Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English 171 comments
Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App 216 comments
SCOTUS To Weigh Smartphone Searches By Police 201 comments
Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate 69 comments
US Senator Warns Against Political Surveillance By Drone 150 comments
Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet 214 comments
NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day 287 comments
Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password 374 comments
FISA Judges Oppose Intelligence Reform Proposals Aimed At Court 187 comments
Phil Zimmerman Launching Secure "Blackphone" 156 comments
NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs 324 comments
Credo Mobile Releases Industry's First Transparency Report 48 comments
Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car 599 comments
Google Fined By French Privacy Regulator 55 comments
EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify 177 comments
Court Rules Against Online Anonymity 314 comments
Canada Quietly Offering Sanctuary To Data From the US 184 comments
The Other Exam Room: When Doctors 'Google' Their Patients 231 comments
Carmakers Keep Data On Drivers' Locations From Navigation Systems 189 comments
Counterpoint: Why Edward Snowden May Not Deserve Clemency 573 comments
Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress 363 comments
Even After NSA Leaks, Government Still Trusted Over Private Firms 234 comments
Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages 170 comments
NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer 221 comments
Unencrypted Windows Crash Reports a Blueprint For Attackers 103 comments
Five Alternatives To Snapchat 94 comments
US Federal Judge Rules Suspicionless Border Searches of Laptops Constitutional 462 comments
Apple Denies Helping NSA Subvert iPhone 284 comments
No Question: Snowden Was 2013's Most Influential Tech Figure 108 comments
Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations 316 comments
USA Today Names Edward Snowden Tech Person of the Year 228 comments
The Startling Array of Hacking Tools In NSA's Armory 215 comments
Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is "Infinitely" Weaker As a Result of Snowden's Leaks 572 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Implement Wave Protocol Self Hosted? 112 comments
Have a Privacy-Invasion Wishlist? Peruse NSA's Top Secret Catalog 259 comments
Snapchat Users' Phone Numbers Exposed To Hackers 69 comments
Ask Slashdot: Getting an Uncooperative Website To Delete One's Account? 171 comments
NSA's Legal Win Introduces a Lot of Online Insecurity 239 comments
US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal 511 comments
NSA Drowns In Useless Data, Impeding Work, Former Employee Claims 120 comments
Houston Expands Downtown Surveillance, Unsure If It Helps 60 comments
Year In Communications: NSA Revelations Overshadow Communications Breakthroughs 61 comments
Could an Erasable Internet Kill Google? 210 comments
E-Books That Read You 120 comments
Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4 224 comments
Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass? 469 comments
Researchers Connect 91% of Numbers With Names In Metadata Probe 84 comments
Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection 349 comments
Privacy Advocate Jacob Appelbaum Reports Break-In Of Berlin Apartment 194 comments
Canadian Spy Agencies Deliberately Misled Courts 62 comments
Verizon and AT&T Join the 'Transparency Report' Club 37 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can Commercial Hardware Routers Be Trusted? 213 comments
Reuters: RSA Weakened Encryption For $10M From NSA 464 comments
Data Broker Medbase200 Sold Lists of Rape & Domestic Violence Victims 168 comments
NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks 199 comments
It's Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car 201 comments
BitTorrent Unveils Secure Chat To Counter 'NSA Dragnet Surveillance' 111 comments
UN Votes To Protect Privacy In Digital Age 124 comments
Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire 691 comments
Panel Urges Major NSA Spying Overhaul 242 comments
How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up 371 comments
Academics Should Not Remain Silent On Government Hacking 135 comments
Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time 348 comments
Google Seeks To Throw Out UK Safari Tracking Suit 70 comments
Judge: NSA Phone Program Likely Unconstitutional 345 comments
Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too 163 comments
CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying 504 comments
France Broadens Surveillance Powers; Wider Scope Than NSA 169 comments
Indiana State Police Acknowledge Use of Cell Phone Tracking Device 155 comments
NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata 509 comments
Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional 324 comments
Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament? 167 comments
EU Advocate General Says EU Data Retention Directive Unlawful 22 comments
NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame? 453 comments
Thousands of Germans Threatened With €250 Fines For Streaming Porn 192 comments
Switzerland Wants To Become the World's Data Vault 131 comments
Sci-fi Author Charles Stross Cancels Trilogy: the NSA Is Already Doing It 208 comments
California Man Arrested for Running 'Revenge Porn' Website 252 comments
Disqus Bug Deanonymizes Commenters 151 comments
NSA Uses Google Cookies To Pinpoint Targets For Hacking 174 comments
High-Frequency Trading For Your Private Data 75 comments
Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads 120 comments
NSA Collect Gamers' Chats and Deploy Real-Life Agents Into WoW and Second Life 293 comments
Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo Form Alliance Against NSA 293 comments
Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA 841 comments
Insight On FBI Hacking Ops 137 comments
Facebook Patents Inferring Income of Users 129 comments
FTC Drops the Hammer On Maker of Location-Sharing Flashlight App 187 comments
Obama Praises NSA But Promises To Rein It In 306 comments
Ask TechFreedom's Berin Szoka About Govt. Policy and Privacy Online 29 comments
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide 256 comments
Fearing Government Surveillance, US Journalists Are Self-Censoring 376 comments
Swarm Mobile's Offer: Free Wi-Fi In Exchange For Some Privacy 121 comments
Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto? 120 comments
Australian Spy Agency Offered To Share Data About Ordinary Citizens 78 comments
RMS Calls For "Truly Anonymous" Payment Alternative To Bitcoin 287 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Your Privacy When It's Out of Your Control? 174 comments
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