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The number of information requests Twitter is receiving from the United States government is increasing steadily, having risen roughly 50 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last six months of 2014. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said that it received 2,436 information requests from the U.S. government from[…]

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UPDATE–The list of politicians in Washington wringing their hands over the increasing use of encryption by consumers and businesses is growing longer by the day. Sen. Elizabeth Warren added her name to that list on Monday. Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch expressing concern about a new encrypted communications platform that[…]

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LAS VEGAS–Washington is looking for a few good hackers. Politicians and policymakers in the United States generally are not thought of as being the most technically savvy lot. It’s a reputation that’s well-earned in some cases, with some politicians boasting about their inability to use email and affinity for flip phones. But the lack of understanding[…]

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A major information-sharing bill that’s in the Senate right now would allow private organizations to share threat data with any government agency, something that the Department of Homeland Security says could have severe privacy implications and cause confusion and inefficiencies inside the federal government. The bill, known as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, would allow[…]

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After years of discussions, disagreements, and digressions, the Do Not Track header is supported by all of the major browsers. But because there’s no real requirement for sites or advertisers to respect it, DNT is not as effective as it could be. Now, the EFF, Disconnect, and several other organizations are publishing a new DNT standard[…]

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