Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

The company says it will try to defend against attacks on its products by anyone.
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The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley

The dolphin in the tuna net is us — our industry, our work, and the social fabric of our community.
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You Won’t Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

The NSA’s Sears catalog for spies has been released.
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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency’s broad collection of U.S. phone-customer data is lawful, dismissing a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Google Was More Resistant to Government Takedowns Than Government Surveillance in 2013

Requests by governments for Google to take down videos, search results, blog posts and other content grew 68 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the last half of 2012.
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Traders Seek an Edge With High-Tech Snooping

A growing industry employs sophisticated surveillance and data-crunching technology to supply traders with nonpublic information about topics including oil supplies, electric-power production, retail traffic and crop yields.

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NetSuite Speeds Data-Center Rollout Amid NSA Spying

Cloud application vendor NetSuite Inc. is accelerating its construction of data centers in Europe as a result of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping activities.

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Panel Seeks to Overhaul Spy Practices

A presidentially appointed panel reviewing U.S. surveillance programs is recommending a significant overhaul of both foreign and domestic spy practices that, if adopted, would amount to a major wing-clipping of the National Security Agency.

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Obama Tries to Ease Silicon Valley’s Concerns Over Spying

President Barack Obama, under fire from Silicon Valley over the government’s surveillance programs, met with technology executives Tuesday to try to ease their concerns about the National Security Agency’s spying operations.

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Obama to Meet With Tech Giants Over Surveillance, Obamacare

President Barack Obama, facing growing pressure from Silicon Valley, will meet Tuesday with executives from Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other technology and telecommunications giants to discuss their concerns about America’s surveillance operations.