Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

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SCOTT SHANE and COLIN MOYNIHAN NY Times For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone… Continue Reading

Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices Worry Privacy Advocates

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Christopher Zara International Business Times News that Google Inc. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have… Continue Reading

Here’s what an actual “six strikes” copyright alert looks like

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by Cyrus Farivar arstechnica.com Earlier this week, the Copyright Alert System (CAS)—better known as “six strikes”—finally debuted. Both Verizon and Comcast activated the service on Wednesday. The new system is funded by a group known as the Center for Copyright… Continue Reading

This Internet provider pledges to put your privacy first. Always.

Declan McCullagh news.cnet.com Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. Merrill, 39, who previously ran a New… Continue Reading