Facebook has updated its mobile platform to include an ambient proximity tool called Nearby Friends. The tech blog Techcrunch describes the new feature:
A federal court ruled for the first time that cell phone location data enjoys the same reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment as other information already included under that provision of the Bill of Rights.
Google has expanded its ability to keep on eye on everyone by buying "eye-in-the-sky" technology from Skybox.
More than 500,000 users have signed a petition asking Facebook to kill the sound recording feature.
A federal judge in Idaho has upheld as constitutional the National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet surveillance of phone metadata.
The federal government is building a National Mortgage Database that will contain vast amounts of highly personal information on individual Americans.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is using its controversial domestic surveillance program to gather millions of images from text messages and social media (e.g, Facebook) and then running the images against its facial recognition programs to identify those pictured.
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"We were a clear demonstration that official channels didn't work," said William Binney, one of a trio of National Security Agency employees who tired to "blow the whistle" on the NSA's domestic surveillance activities more than a decade before Edward Snowden delivered classified documents from the agency's files to The Guardian.
Calling Edward Snowden a "traitor" and a "coward," Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the man who leaked classified documents revealing the National Security Agency's data collection of Americans' phone calls and e-mails should "man up" and return from Russia to face charges of espionage and theft of government documents.