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Internet Privacy News

  • Judge Lets U.S. Hold NSA Spy Data More Than 5 Years

    The U.S. National Security Agency can keep the bulk phone records it collects for longer than the five-year maximum set by a federal judge last week, according to a court order granting temporary relief from that ruling.

  • NSA Phone-Record Destruction Halt Won by Privacy Group

    The National Security Agency was blocked by a judge from carrying out plans tomorrow to begin destroying phone records collected for surveillance after a privacy group argued they are relevant to lawsuits claiming the practice is unconstitutional.

  • Wikileaks’s Assange Says Group Will Release New Data

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has disclosed scores of classified data about U.S. military and diplomatic efforts, said the group would be releasing a new batch of secret information.

  • Clickable Consent at Risk in Internet Privacy Lawsuits

    The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.

  • Facebook Ads Settlement Challenged by Consumer Group

    Facebook Inc.’s $20 million settlement of a consumer lawsuit over the use of members’ information in advertisements violates state laws protecting minors, a watchdog group said.

  • Delta Air Lines Sued by California Over Internet Privacy

    Delta Air Lines Inc. was sued over claims its mobile phone application “Fly Delta” violates the California’s Internet privacy law because it doesn’t describe what personal information is being collected and how it will be used, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said.

  • U.S. Budget Vote, Fed, Tankan, BlackBerry: Week Ahead Dec. 14-21

    The U.S. Senate will vote in the coming week on a bipartisan committee’s $1.01 trillion budget agreement following its approval by the House. The proposal doesn’t touch Democrat-favored entitlement programs or corporate-tax breaks that Republicans want to protect.

  • U.S. Budget, Fed, Tankan, BlackBerry: Week Dec. 16-21

    The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bipartisan committee’s $1.01 trillion budget agreement following its approval by the House. The proposal doesn’t touch Democrat-favored entitlement programs or corporate-tax breaks that Republicans want to protect.

  • NSA Fallout in Europe Boosts Alternatives to Google

    During its first four years, Berlin- based Posteo e.K. struggled to find customers for its secure e- mail service. That changed in June, when U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that his former employer monitored phones and e-mails worldwide. In the past six months, Posteo has tripled the subscribers of its 1-euro-per- month ($1.37) encryption service, to more than 30,000.

  • EU Data-Protection Laws Need Revamping for Internet Privacy, Reding Says

    European Union data-protection rules, which have triggered probes of online companies including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., need revamping to meet the needs of Internet users and give them more control over personal data.

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