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  • Blog Post: Report: Angry Birds Among Apps Vulnerable To Government Data Collection

    A new report indicates that the National Security Agency has created means to collect personal data by using smartphone applications. Angry Birds is allegedly one of the programs that has been specifically targeted. The New York Times reports that government agencies can learn much from the data, including... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Report: NSA Monitoring Some Online Game Services

    Update #2 : Blizzard has also responded to our inquiry, sharing a statement on this morning's NSA spying report. "We are unaware of any surveillance taking place," a Blizzard representative told us via email. "If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission."... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Takes On NSA With Three New Privacy Features

    Microsoft has instituted a new set of security protocols for "protecting customer data from government snooping." The news comes after allegations that Microsoft assisted the NSA by providing private data. "Many of our customers have serious concerns about government surveillance of the... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shares As Much Information On Spying As It Legally Can

    Last week, we shared a report about Microsoft's involvement with the NSA and the Prism spying program. As we mentioned , Microsoft and other affected companies are restricted by law from sharing much. However, general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith has published as much as is permitted... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Report: Skype Monitoring Began In Early 2011, No Changes In 2012 Under Microsoft Ownership

    Update: The Guardian has revised its story from yesterday regarding Prism, the NSA's spying program and services owned and operated by Microsoft. The changes are important as they deal directly with the timing of Skype participation and changes to how it was incorporated into the surveillance network... More
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