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Reddit change raises alarm about possible U.S. government spying

(Reuters) – Digital privacy advocates and users of Reddit expressed their alarm on Friday over a change in the forum’s transparency report that suggested it may have been asked to give customer data to FBI investigators under a secretive government authority. The annual report lists a variety of requests the site has received for information […]

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NSA chief warns ‘when, not if’ a foreign country will hack U.S. infrastructure

(Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday it was a “matter of when, not if” a foreign nation-state attempts to launch a cyber attack on the U.S. critical infrastructure, citing the recent hack on Ukraine’s power grid as a cause for concern. Speaking at the RSA cyber security conference in San […]

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Shootings sharpen debate on U.S. electronic surveillance powers

(By Dustin Volz, Reuters) – The San Bernardino shootings are reviving a debate about Washington’s digital surveillance effort to find and capture violent extremists, with the recent shutdown of a U.S. cellphone spying program coming under renewed criticism. The debate is long-running and pits a huge and powerful national security apparatus against privacy and civil […]

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NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday

(By Dustin Volz, Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans’ phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday. As required by law, the NSA will end its wide-ranging surveillance program by 11:59 p.m. EST […]

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NSA says how often, not when, it discloses software flaws

(By Joseph Menn, Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about vulnerabilities in computer software, thereby leaving U.S. companies open to cyber attacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of the time. The […]

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