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  • When a government spies on its citizens: lessons from Chile

    What are the deep, long-term effects of clandestine surveillance on a country? The current debates in Congress regarding the renewal — or modification — of the Patriot Act offer an occasion to hold an open discussion that is long overdue.
  • Review: 'Citizenfour'

    Review: 'Citizenfour'
    A cool, steady stream of anxiety, Laura Poitras' documentary "Citizenfour" draws from the visual language and buggy paranoia of the best-known 1970s political thrillers: "The Conversation," "The Parallax View," "Three Days of the Condor," "All the...

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy. "We hoped...

    U.S. threatened Yahoo with big fines for not divulging user data

    U.S. threatened Yahoo with big fines for not divulging user data
    The federal government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day for not complying with a national security-related request to hand over user data, the company said Thursday. The announcement, which was first reported by the Washington Post, comes as...

    Apple, Google and others draw a skinny line in the sand on spying

    Apple, Google and others draw a skinny line in the sand on spying
    Opponents of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance programs cheered Monday when eight giant tech companies issued a manifesto against governments hoovering data online. The principles laid out by Apple, Google and their cohorts, however,...