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Topic: Prism

Feds Tried to Fine Yahoo $250,000 Per Day for Not Complying With U.S. Surveillance

7-year secret battle finally comes to light

Yahoo has won a seven-year legal battle to declassify documents about how U.S. intelligence officials pressured the tech giant, under threats of huge fines, to hand over user data. The court victory…

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…

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…

Google to Feds: Let Us Publish More National Security Request Data [Updated]

Internet giant worried about losing trust with users

Worried about losing trust with users, Google asked the government today to let it publish more national security request data.  The letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director…

Mozilla Helps Launch Coalition to Stop NSA Spy Dragnet

Browser wants other Internet companies to join the campaign

Mozilla was out front and center for the launch of Stop Watching Us, a coalition of more than 80 civil liberties and privacy organizations calling for an end to what…

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