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Obama meets privacy board on spy programs

US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Internet
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'Watch Dogs' video game a sign of the times

Across the dizzying, colorful show floor at last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, there were games on display where players could become all manner of things, like a throat-slashing 18th century pirate, zombie killer, ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Software
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Current, former officials back secret surveillance

Current and former top U.S. officials on Sunday defended the government's collection of phone and Internet data following new revelations about the secret surveillance programs, saying the operations were essential in disrupting ...

dateJun 16, 2013 in Internet
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Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.

dateJun 15, 2013 in Internet
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3Qs:The evolution of whistleblowing

The leak of classified government documents last week revealed the existence of a massive National Security Administration program of bulk surveillance in which telecommunication and Internet companies are providing the government ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Internet
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No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication who has made no secret of his distaste for intrusions on privacy.

dateJun 11, 2013 in Internet
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Washington Post unveils paywall plans

The Washington Post said Wednesday it would start a metered paywall beginning on June 12, offering digital subscription packages at between $9.99 and $14.99 per month.

dateJun 05, 2013 in Internet
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