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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act


Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

The data to be sold has been considerably reduced, according to Texas attorney general Ken Paxton

Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives

Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

Survey finds most US residents want changes to Patriot Act surveillance

An ACLU study concluded there's broad concern about government surveillance among U.S. residents

FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

The FTC said it would prefer a model based on a settlement adopted with online toy retailer Toysmart.com

Critics blast NSA phone records bill as 'fake reform'

Even some supporters say the USA Freedom Act should be only one step toward surveillance reform

House votes to narrow NSA's phone records collection

The USA Freedom Act still allows the agency to collect records in a more targeted manner

Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

Facebook change will give you control over data sharing with apps

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps

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