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Senators push for changes in NSA data collection

Lawmakers focus on adding transparency to the agency's phone records collection program

Spoofed! Fake GPS signals lead yacht astray

Researchers have succeeded in generating fake GPS signals after several years of work

US House rejects move to rein in NSA data collection

Lawmakers defeat an amendment that would have narrowed the collection program

US court renews permission to NSA to collect phone metadata

A disclosure that the government was collecting phone data from customers of Verizon has already generated controversy

Putin suggests Snowden may stop leaking documents

The former NSA contractor will leave Russia as soon as possible, Russia president says

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Pirate Bay founder working on spy-proof text messaging app

The Heml.is application will use end-to-end encryption and will be funded by the community

Civil rights groups plan July 4 protest against NSA surveillance

Websites plan to display protests, including text of the Fourth Amendment, and protestors plan live events in several cities

U.S. senators demand to know from Clapper extent and benefits of spy program

Secret law removes the public from an informed debate, according to the 26 senators

Former NSA leakers: We told you so

Snowden's leaks show the massive data collection that other leakers have been warning about, they say

Critics question whether NSA data collection is effective

The mass collection of data overwhelms investigators with information, critics at privacy conference say

WikiLeaks slams US for pursuing Snowden

WikiLeaks has assisted NSA leaker in his request for political asylum in Ecuador

Google asks to make surveillance orders public, citing First Amendment

The company has asked the US surveillance court to rule that it has free speech rights to publish data about requests

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U.S. officials: Surveillance helped stop 50 terrorist plots

The NSA surveillance programs are subject to rigorous oversight by courts and Congress, officials say

NSA can access data without court approval, Snowden says

Snowden repeats his accusations after U.S. agencies deny they listen to phone calls or read emails without warrants

Rights groups ask U.S. spy court for justification of Verizon order

New research, however, suggests people in the U.S. are willing to compromise privacy for security

ACLU files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

The surveillance program violates the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU alleges

SoftBank said to be in talks with US to allay national security fears

The Japanese company will allow the U.S government to approve a director on the Sprint Nextel board tasked with monitoring security issues

Telstra apologises after customer records appear online

Telstra has issued a formal apology to affected customers after phone numbers, names and home addresses contained in spreadsheets were found online during a Google search. SMS Broadcast owner, Lee Gaywood, contacted the Sydney...

SMS text spam plunges in UK as ICO fine spooks PPI pests

Have mobile spammers taken fright?

iOS 6 untethered jailbreak released, Cydia app store flooded

The latest jailbreak works for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models on iOS 6.0 through 6.1

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