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Topic: NSA

Protest to Stop NSA Surveillance Generates 85,000 Calls to Congress

Strong showing still pales in comparison to SOPA protest in 2012

Never underestimate the newfound digital power of advocacy groups to lobby lawmakers. Tuesday's protest against government surveillance, dubbed The Day We Fight Back, generated more than 85,000 phone calls and…

Rep. Terry Defends U.S. Data Economy as 'Gold'

Key House lawmaker lays out privacy and data security agenda

While privacy advocates are looking to Europe to force the U.S. to adopt stricter privacy laws, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said not so fast. Referencing the Direct Marketing Association's recent…

Big Brother Is Watching You From Mysterious Billboards in New York and San Francisco

Teaser ads, but for what?

Mysterious billboards have appeared in New York and San Francisco bearing the message that "Your data should belong to the NSA." As Gothamist astutely points out, it already does, regardless…

The Guardian Enlists New York Times to Help Surface Snowden Docs

Points to 'climate of intense pressure from the UK government'

The Guardian has enlisted The New York Times to help it report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden that concern a UK government intelligence agency, the British-based news organization reported…

Study: NSA Scandal Is Still Setting Off Privacy Alarm Bells Among Consumers

Concerned consumers more likely to take action to protect privacy

Now that consumers know that NSA spooks are reviewing their every click, online privacy has become a much bigger concern.  After seven weeks of steady media coverage, the percentage of Internet…

Editor of The Guardian U.S. Calls NSA Stories 'Core' to News Op

Janine Gibson plans to expand into film, tech, music—and sustainability

The Guardian opened its U.S.-based digital operation nearly two years ago, but the British newspaper's American arm has received the most attention for its reporting on the National Security Agency and…

Google: We Have a Right to Publish Security Requests

Petitions FISA on First Amendment grounds

Saying that its reputation and business has been harmed by false reports in the media that the government had direct access to its data, Google petitioned the U.S. Foreign Intelligence…

Yahoo Also Discloses Number of Requests From Feds

Joins Apple, Microsoft and Facebook in campaign to look transparent

Yahoo became the latest company to disclose the number of requests for user data it received from law enforcement, a number that includes the number of national security requests it…

Apple Releases Some National Security Request Data

Joins Microsoft and Facebook in quantifying requests

Apple joined Microsoft and Facebook on Monday in releasing data about the number of national security requests it received, bundled into a total number of law enforcement requests. Google and the…

Facebook and Microsoft Reveal Some National Security Data

But government restricts level of detail

For the first time, the government gave Facebook and Microsoft permission to disclose top line data about the national security-related requests they received, both companies said in blog posts Friday…

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