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Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald Caution Against Wider Government Monitoring

Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower's leaks about mass US government surveillance in 2013, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth for what was believed to be the first time

Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51 percent of Americans: Reuters/Ipsos poll

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.

President Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to US officials.

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought -- study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the US National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic res

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Faces State-Level Investigation

Florida and other US states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under US antitrust law.

Brazil to drop local data storage rule in Internet bill

Brazil will drop a controversial provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country to shield them from US spying, a government minister said.

Mexico telecoms reform could take years to unseat Slim

Tycoon Carlos Slim, under fire from regulators in his home country, has spent the last two years sniffing out deals in Europe to offset an impending regulatory shake-up of Mexican telecommunications.

Facebook rolls out video ads, aims to capture part of TV-marketing budgets

Facebook will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world's No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality.

Comcast deal may offer media companies leverage on fees

Media companies plan to press Comcast for higher fees in 2015, seeing an opportunity to squeeze better terms from the US cable company as regulators review its planned takeover of Time Warner Cable.

US tech giants' offshore cash piles earn interest from government: report

Four of the biggest US technology groups collectively hold an estimated $124 billion in US Treasury debt, much of it offshore, earning them tax-free interest, the UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) said.