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Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers charge to funnel your private communications or records to U.S. law enforcement and spy agencies? That’s the question muckraker and Indiana University graduate student Christopher Soghoian asked all agencies within the Department of Justice, under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed a few months ago. But before the agencies could provide the data, Verizon...

2009-12-01

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The holy grail is how can you distinguish between information which is garbage and information which is valuable.

2009-05-11

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A website which planned to pay members of the public cash prizes for monitoring commercial CCTV footage online has had its launch delayed.

2010-01-28

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We'd like to think of ourselves as dynamic, unpredictable individuals, but according to new research, that's not the case at all. In a study published in last week's Science, researchers looked at customer location data culled from cellular service providers. By looking at how customers moved around, the authors of the study found that it may be possible to predict human movement patterns and location up to 93 percent of the...

2010-02-23

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Parents in the US have accused a school of spying on children by remotely activating webcams on laptops.

2010-02-19

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A "complex cyber-espionage" network that penetrated various organisations including the Office of the Dalai Lama, has been uncovered by researchers...

2010-04-06

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For the first time Google has released details about how often countries around the world ask it to hand over user data or to censor information.

2010-04-20

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Google has admitted that for the past three years it has wrongly collected information people have sent over unencrypted wi-fi networks.

2010-05-15

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The arrest of 10 alleged spies in the United States has thrust the ancient practice of steganography into the limelight. Several of the suspects are accused of using the method to conceal data being transmitted from the US to Russia.

2010-07-02

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A US woman detained for more than a year in Iran on spying charges has left the country after being freed on bail.

2010-09-14

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Washington has announced the successful completion of its biggest spy swap with Russia since the Cold War.

2010-07-09

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