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Minnesota becomes first to sign smartphone ‘kill switch’ into law

Signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota has become the first state with a law on the books requiring a remote shut-off for smartphones and...

Google transparency report shows increase in requests

Google released their government request statistics today, showing a marked increase in the number of queries made. The transparency report shows that in the...

Verizon releases transparency report, shows over 320,000 law enforcement requests

Verizon released their transparency report today, just as they said they would. In the report, we find that over 320,000 requests for infer were...

Verizon to publish report on Government requests for data early next year

Suddenly, everyone’s a hero. In the wake of the public uproar over the NSA’s intelligence gathering, and Edward Snowden’s own data gathering efforts, many...

NSA’s data gathering tactics deemed ‘unconstitutional’ by Federal judge

Calling the NSA’s data gathering tactics “almost-Orwellian”, federal judge Richard Leon has ruled that their gathering of data on calls made within the US...

Google joins coalition to curb rampant government spying

Sometimes, it takes a common foe to turn enemies, especially frenemies, into allies. Such seems to be the case here as Google, Microsoft, and...

Huawei to exit US market to avoid being a political scapegoat

It seems that the straw did finally break the camel's back and Huawei is now practically calling it quits in the US. This is...

White House moves to end the FCC ban on phone unlocking

Back in January of this year the Librarian of Congress declined to renew a copyright-law exemption that saw the legalization of cellphone unlocking. This...

Google and Microsoft team up against the feds over NSA spat

The thought of Google and Microsoft teaming up certainly is an odd one, given all the trouble and past legal battles Microsoft has aimed...

CyanogenMod details PushSMS – Secure messaging for Android

With all the privacy concerns in the news as of late, many users have been seeking out ways to protect themselves. One group in...

Google aims to improve their Government transparency status

In case you've been living under a rock, or protecting your thoughts with a tinfoil hat, there's been tons of talk lately about the...

Google CEO: what the…? We don’t give the feds your data

In case you've missed some of the crazy news this week, news that we've been steering clear of, apparently Verizon Wireless gives the NSA...

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