In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.
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Silk Road Bust Raises Profile of So-Called “Dark Web”

That it exists is interesting. What you find on it isn’t.
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Four Out of Five Malware Menaces Choose Android

Seventy-nine percent of the smartphone malware discovered in 2012 targeted Android.
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Microsoft Asks Attorney General to Intervene in Request to Disclose PRISM Info

“The Constitution itself is suffering.”
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Microsoft: Your Privacy Is Our Priority. No, Seriously. Stop Laughing!

Microsoft responds to a Guardian report saying that it helps the NSA and FBI spy on consumers who use its services.
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Apple Discloses Government Requests on as Many as 10,000 Accounts

An average of two accounts per request.
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White House Steps Up Defense of Surveillance Programs (Video)

President does not feel privacy of Americans has been violated.
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A Closer Look at Microsoft’s FISA Disclosure Numbers

A little back-of-the envelope math shows some interesting patterns.
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Phones Leave a Telltale Trail

The April robbery at the Cartier store in Chevy Chase, Md., was brazen and quick. After grabbing 13 watches valued at $131,000, the suspects fled in a waiting car and melted into traffic. It was one of more than a dozen similar capers that had stumped police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

A tiny fraction of users.
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