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How the NSA turns back the clock on phone taps without choking on data

National Security Agency documents released by The Washington Post gave a glimpse of an NSA program that allows the agency to capture the voice content of virtually every phone call in an unnamed country and perform searches against the stored cal

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver -- and urged online businesses to encrypt their websites immediately.

WhatsApp’s idealism and Facebook realism: A study in contrast

[Commentary] WhatsApp founder Jan Koum asserted that Facebook's acquisition of his company does not mean that WhatsApp's internal values will change.

Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPs’ refusal to upgrade networks

Recent public battles over how network interconnections affect the quality of streaming video have almost all involved one company: Cogent Communications.

Judge rebukes Feds for overbroad search warrant applications for e-mail

In a rare public rebuke of American prosecutors’ request on accessing a person’s e-mail, a federal magistrate judge in the District of Columbia has denied a government warrant request to search an unnamed user’s e-mail address, citing the request

EU votes in favor of universal mobile charger

A common charger for mobile phones sold in the European Union should be developed in order to reduce waste and hassle for consumers, according to members of the European Parliament voting on an update to radio equipment laws.

Google and Microsoft are out to stop dual-boot Windows/Android devices

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Google are both out to stifle any device that doesn't have a firm allegiance to either Android or Windows.

In two key cases, activists now ask judge to order NSA metadata preservation

In a new federal court filing, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked for a preservation order similar to one that it already received years ago in one National Security Agency-related case (Jewel v.

NSA says “indiscriminate” Facebook hacking allegations “are simply false”

Days after new documents provided by Edward Snowden showed that the National Security Agency was deploying malware allowing it to pose as Facebook and other sites in order to intercept data, the NSA is now denying this characterization and insisti

Google Fiber expansion moves fast, San Antonio approves construction

“On Thursday, the City Council approved a long-term contract with Google Fiber Texas, allowing the tech company to install about 40 so-called 'fiber huts' at San Antonio libraries, fire and police stations, and other city buildings," the San Anton