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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

Privacy group wants Google to forget more... Programmer escapes vampire squid... Self-driving cars evade human menace


Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

Scott McNealy on privacy: You still don't have any

Big government is the biggest threat to privacy, the ex-Sun chief warns

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

Today, there's a tradeoff between user privacy and the effectiveness of artificial intelligence (AI) apps such as Siri and Google Now. Apple's strong privacy stance may drum up kudos from consumers but also give Google a technological...

US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies targeted Kaspersky Labs by reverse engineering its software, said a report in The Intercept

Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Bobby Jindal said he had privacy concerns about provisions of the bill

AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

The advocacy organization has overhauled its annual study of privacy practices to ask more of tech titans

Internet of things nest stoplights traffic IoT cameras

News and IoT sites flunk security and privacy tests

News and IoT websites fail security / privacy testing

Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

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Privacy settings smackdown: Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn vs. Google+

Hey, control freak, here's how the top 4 social networks let you manage your privacy.

EU Council OKs contentious data privacy plan, pushing reform forward

But the proposal does not go far enough, say privacy organizations and industry lobby groups

Facebook's privacy problems in Belgium highlight weaknesses in EU legislation

Belgium's privacy regulator is taking to the courts to make itself heard

Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

Right to be forgotten applies to all Google domains, rules French privacy authority

Search results should also be delisted on the .com domain, the French authority said

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U.S. surveillance programs are killing the tech industry

Thanks to massive government surveillance, specifically the NSA’s national and international spy programs, the U.S. tech industry is likely to lose more than $35 billion from foreign customers by 2016.

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