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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale? 102 comments
Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All 100 comments
FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret 138 comments
The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police 125 comments
Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy 97 comments
Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack 66 comments
Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA 109 comments
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy 175 comments
Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff 75 comments
Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims 175 comments
Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix 51 comments
A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting 194 comments
The Loophole Obscuring Facebook and Google's Transparency Reports 18 comments
Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS 98 comments
New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account 150 comments
Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies 129 comments
Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers 216 comments
Australian Website Waits Three Years To Inform Customers of Data Breach 35 comments
UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surveillance Bill 44 comments
UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights 261 comments
Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant 55 comments
Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers 41 comments
Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+ 238 comments
Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours 749 comments
Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet 117 comments
Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security 134 comments
NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure 231 comments
William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls 278 comments
UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws 147 comments
Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial 135 comments
Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service 311 comments
Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On 223 comments
Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos 231 comments
Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies 353 comments
Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public 95 comments
Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You 150 comments
Australian Police Use Telcos For Cell "Tower Dump" of All Connected Users' Data 60 comments
Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers 74 comments
Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass 116 comments
New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets 201 comments
New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country 206 comments
Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi 112 comments
European Commission Spokesman: Google Removing Link Was "not a Good Judgement" 210 comments
Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines? 109 comments
NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists" 361 comments
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice 255 comments
Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails 346 comments
Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass 170 comments
Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries 242 comments
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Google Over Street View Data Collection 113 comments
Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone 67 comments
Saudi Government Targeting Dissidents With Mobile Malware 41 comments
Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center 104 comments
What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant 286 comments
Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year 186 comments
Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling 138 comments
Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients 162 comments
Australian Government Seeks To Boost Spy Agencies' Powers 54 comments
Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant 249 comments
US Court Dings Gov't For Using Seized Data Beyond Scope of Warrant 63 comments
Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips 192 comments
New Sensors Will Scoop Up "Big Data" On Chicago 64 comments
Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common 195 comments
WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement 222 comments
Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech 251 comments
US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA 164 comments
German Intel Agency Helped NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables In Germany 103 comments
How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information? 208 comments
TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible 250 comments
EU High Court To Review US-EU Data Safe Harbor Agreement 60 comments
Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss 104 comments
Privacy Worries For 'Smart' Smoke Alarms 90 comments
Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings) 100 comments
France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone" 138 comments
Help Crowd-FOIA Stingray Usage Across America 89 comments
Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents 184 comments
Transforming the Web Into a Transparent 'HTTPA' Database 69 comments
Nominet Compromising UK WHOIS Privacy, Wants To See Gov't-Issued ID 71 comments
Canadian Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win For Internet Privacy 112 comments
Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads 97 comments
The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant 173 comments
NSA's Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law 245 comments
iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking 323 comments
Replicating the NSA's Gadgets Using Open Source 47 comments
Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow? 346 comments
After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto? 170 comments
Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining 139 comments
Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping 73 comments
Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City 72 comments
FTC Lobbies To Be Top Cop For Geolocation 39 comments
US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU 272 comments
A Year After Snowden's Disclosures, EFF, FSF Want You To Fight Surveillance 108 comments
AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud 228 comments
Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information 138 comments
EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence 269 comments
US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark 213 comments
Protecting Our Brains From Datamining 100 comments
Local Police Increasingly Rely On Secret Surveillance 146 comments
NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images 136 comments
LAPD Gets Some Hand-Me-Down Drones From Seattle, Promises Discretion 108 comments
New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info 294 comments
Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten' 224 comments
German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring 80 comments
UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages 207 comments
Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration 493 comments
German Authorities Lack Evidence To Prosecute Anyone For NSA Spying 107 comments
Why Snowden Did Right 348 comments
Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations 304 comments
German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up 334 comments
Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way 152 comments
NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121 208 comments
5 Years Later, 'Do Not Track' System Ineffective 254 comments
Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs 221 comments
Why Lavabit Shut Down 304 comments
California Legislation Affirms Privacy Rights Against NSA Spying Methods 96 comments
Controversial TSA Nudie X-Ray Machines Sent To Prisons 108 comments
The US Vs. Europe: Freedom of Expression Vs. Privacy 278 comments
The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call In the Bahamas 205 comments
US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking 225 comments
Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers 297 comments
The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids 111 comments
Gen. Keith Alexander On Metadata, Snowden, and the NSA: "We're At Greater Risk" 238 comments
EFF: Amazon, AT&T, and Snapchat Most Likely To Rat On You To the Gov't 69 comments
Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling 370 comments
IACR Finally Gets Around To Repudiating Mass Surveillance 20 comments
Sony To Make Movie of Edward Snowden Story 107 comments
Phil Zimmermann's 'Spy-Proof' Mobile Phone In Demand 107 comments
RFC 7258: Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack 67 comments
EU Court Backs 'Right To Be Forgotten' 153 comments
Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect 227 comments
EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online 199 comments
New Zealand Spy Agency To Vet Network Builds, Provider Staff 92 comments
Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers 347 comments
Anti-Surveillance Mask Lets You Pass As Someone Else 196 comments
Former NSA Director: 'We Kill People Based On Metadata' 155 comments
Eavesdropping With a Smart TV 93 comments
German Pranksters Spoof Google Nest At Tech Conference 45 comments
Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million 143 comments
Take a Picture: Snapchat Settles With FTC Over "Dissapearing" Claims 51 comments
Apple Can Extract Texts, Photos, Contacts From Locked iPhones 202 comments
ACLU and EFF Endorse Weaker USA Freedom Act Passed By Committee 107 comments
London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project 152 comments
As Domestic Abuse Goes Digital, Shelters Turn To Counter-surveillance With Tor 133 comments
Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy 202 comments
Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect In Our Search Data 138 comments
Kerry Says US Is On the "Right Side of History" When It Comes To Online Freedom 261 comments
Help EFF Test a New Tool To Stop Creepy Online Tracking 219 comments
Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day 191 comments
Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks 248 comments
VHS-Era Privacy Law Still Causing Headaches For Streaming Video 62 comments
Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts 548 comments
Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings 300 comments
Google Halts Gmail Scanning for Education Apps Users 67 comments
British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged To Play In NSA's Data Pools 43 comments
DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs 251 comments
Mathematicians Push Back Against the NSA 233 comments
DOJ Complains About Getting a Warrant To Search Mobile Phones 178 comments
Hulu Blocks VPN Users 259 comments
Verizon's Plan To Snoop On Its Customers 85 comments
Google's Business Plan For Nest: Selling Your Data To Utility Companies 167 comments
Identity Dominance: the US Military's Biometric War In Afghanistan 83 comments
Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You 164 comments
Anonymous' Airchat Aim: Communication Without Need For Phone Or Internet 180 comments
Australian Law Enforcement Pushes Against Encryption, Advocates Data Retention 88 comments
Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips 461 comments
Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative 93 comments
Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City 190 comments
Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance 168 comments
Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun 207 comments
OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week 379 comments
Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On 81 comments
New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy 156 comments
How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash 93 comments
New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends 61 comments
Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance 396 comments
Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed 56 comments
RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit 104 comments
FBI Drone Deployment Timeline 33 comments
Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge 798 comments
52 Million Photos In FBI's Face Recognition Database By Next Year 108 comments
Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity 171 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
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