European ministers attempted to overcome "hurdles" and agree on common rules for data protection laws on Wednesday at informal talks hosted by new EU president Italy.
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, passed a bill obliging foreign Internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data on servers within the Russian Federation.
California state has banned the NSA from spying on its residents. According to the new bill, from now on, the federal government would require a warrant from the judge for the agencies to get information about the residents' personal records and phone conversation.
A new push to encrypt email, keeping messages free from government snooping, is gaining momentum. One new email service promising "end-to-end" encryption launched on Friday, and others are being developed while major services such as Google Gmail and Yahoo Mail have stepped up security measures.
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Facebook promises to protect personal data of its users. Now, using special applications, one will not be afraid that one’s data might be disclosed.
Privacy remains one of the most sensitive issues for the majority of average Americans. The White House has recently published two reports regarding privacy and data collection policy, which sparked controversy between privacy advocates and industry representatives.
Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google believe that users have a right to know in advance if their e-mail records and other online data are demanded for by investigating authorities and expand the practice of notifying them about government data seizures. Yahoo is going to join this policy in July.
Ahead of a two-day Net Mundial international conference in Sao Paulo on the future of the Internet, Brazil's Senate has unanimously adopted a bill which guarantees online privacy of Brazilian users and ensures equal access to the global network.
Facebook is introducing a mobile feature called Nearby Friends that taps into that steady stream of location information so friends can track each other in real time. The idea is to make it easy for people to meet up in real life, so they can have conversations in person instead of comment threads, temporarily replacing Likes and LOLs with eye contact and actual laughter.
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.
US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency uses loopholes in the surveillance law to carry out unsanctioned searches of Americans' phone conversations and e-mail messages.
As businessmen tend to choose more secure data protection and storage software in light of Edward Snowden's revelations, researchers are wondering about the potentially dramatic consequences this may have for the future of the Internet.
Cyber wars are targeting people and have never been as serious a threat until now. While many want the National Security Agency (NSA) to get nuked, the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is calling for "net neutrality" online. Instead of showing interest in criminals, the NSA has been keeping an eye on the public.
A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the US military.
The top lawyer for the National Security Agency told a civil liberties oversight board on Wednesday that companies such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook knew all about the NSA surveillance program PRISM, the Guardian reported.
International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the US government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in an attempt to distance itself from the embattled intelligence agency.
International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the U.S. government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for creating a European communications network aimed at improving data protection and curbing the US' NSA and British GCHQ's mass surveillance. Kristian Gustafson, Director of Studies at Brunel University, Centre for Intelligence and Security, shared with the Voice of Russia his take on the issue.