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NSA Struggles to Make Sense of Flood of Surveillance Data

A former NSA employee says the agency knows so much, that it can’t understand what it has.

A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden: “Asking Is Always Cheaper Than Spying” (Video)

Then again, Santa has been using a magic snowball to naughty-or-nice monitor us at no cost for centuries now.
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Google Fined in European Privacy Probe

Spain on Thursday became the first of six European governments investigating Google’s compliance with privacy laws to fine the Internet giant.

Google Pulls Privacy Feature it Says Wasn’t Supposed to Be in Android in First Place

Google maintains that the unsupported feature can cause apps to crash.
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Toca Boca CEO Bjorn Jeffery: Adults Don’t Understand How Kids Play

Well, most of them, anyway.
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Spy Game: NSA Said to Snoop on World of Warcraft

With all the revelations from Edward Snowden’s cache of documents, one might be left wondering, “What’s left that the NSA hasn’t been monitoring?”

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Android Flashlight-App Developer Settles FTC Privacy Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that GoldenShores Technologies, maker of the Brightest Flashlight Free app for Android, had settled an FTC complaint that its privacy policy failed to disclose the collection and sharing of user data with third parties, such as ad networks. The FTC said the app has been downloaded tens of millions of times.

Yahoo Locks Down Its Data Center Links From NSA’s Prying Eyes

Slowing the spies down, if nothing else.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Twitter’s Product Problem and Ballmer Keeps His Microsoft Shares

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Apple: “Our Business Does Not Depend on Collecting Personal Data”

Apple publishes its first formal report on federal government data requests.
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Your Personal NSA Agent (Comic)

LinkedIn Calls Email Hacking Charges False