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Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free (Update)
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web—even to those who don't use Windows 8.
Report: NSA can access most smartphone data
The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in ...
Yahoo reports 29,000 data requests
Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company's global transparency report released Friday.
Report: NSA cracked most online encryption
The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...
Study examines viral reach of hashtags on Facebook
Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail (Update 2)
Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Privacy fears cause more to cover online tracks
Amid growing fears about online surveillance and data theft, Americans are increasingly taking steps to remove or mask their digital footprints on the Internet, a study showed Thursday.
All public Twitter posts indexed by analytics firm
A San Francisco startup said Wednesday it has indexed all public Twitter posts dating back to the first 'tweet' ever fired off seven years ago.
Engineer receives $12,500 bounty from Facebook for discovering picture deletion vulnerability
Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit
Microsoft says that a battle to shed light on secret US government requests for Internet user data will play out in court after failed peace talks.
Facebook says governments demanded data on 38K users (Update)
Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said ...
China Internet hit by 'largest ever' attack
China has been hit by the "largest ever" attack on its Internet structure, crashing the country's .cn servers, according to a government-linked agency.
US tech sector feels pain from PRISM
Revelations about vast US data collection programs are starting to hit American tech companies, which are ramping up pressure for increased transparency to try to mitigate the damage.