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  1. 6 Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

    PRISM is a mass electronic data-mining program run by NSA (National Security Agency) since 2007. He mentioned that it's the government's job to protect our freedoms as well as the economy and companies, but they did a bad job at balancing those areas.

  2. Google, Twitter, LinkedIn Earn Top Ratings on Data Privacy

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is reporting that social networking and web service companies are making strides towards becoming more transparent with users. report, the online activist group lauded a number of major companies for their...

  3. Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

    Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S.government, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) acknowledging it is one of the first firms to do so. Google took the unusual step last month of revealing, albeit in...

  4. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government requests have risen by 70 percent over the last two years – with a little more information on how it deals with...

  5. Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

    These are requests for user-identifying information, issued under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), and are the easiest to get because they typically don’t involve judges.percent were through ECPA search warrants.

  6. Note to FTC: Google Satisfies Information Needs Way More Than Shopping Needs

    Yet, the quote is lifted directly from a special 1976 edition of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, with the title: “Strategies for Dealing with Human Information Needs: Information or Communication?

  7. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wanted to know more about Google's relationship with NSA. NSA refused to confirm or deny a relationship between the two, arguing that this could make the U.S.government and its information systems...

  8. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    Congressman Ed Markey and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have urged for a larger investigation into Google’s Street View data collection. Google today filed a 17-page response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC...

  9. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Congressman and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are calling for further investigations of the search giant. Google has previously faced government scrutiny over the collection of wireless data by Street View teams all around the...

  10. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    To voice your opposition against H.R.the Data Retention bill, visit the Electronic Freedom Foundation’s Don’t Let Congress Order Internet Companies to Spy on You page. Even in his January 20 statement condemning the shelving of SOPA and criticizing...

  11. New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

    Privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, have voiced concerns over online user verification systems, including the risks of increased surveillance or...

  12. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Still, said the Electronic Freedom Foundation, the Manager’s Amendment was no compromise. Whether it’s called SOPA, PIPA, OPEN Act, or some other acronym, the U.S.government, driven by pressure largely out of Hollywood, is determined to put piracy...

  13. Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

    Google notes the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which allows government data requests without warrants, as a major contributor. As part of the Digital Due Process group – which also includes Amazon, AOL, AT Google is pushing for reform of...

  14. As Twitter Hits New Milestone, CEO Talks Google, Search, Apple, IPO, Privacy

    The four accounts in question were related to a WikiLeaks investigation, with the court order obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which prevents the company from notifying the user that their account has been investigated.

  15. Google Forced to Release WikiLeaks Volunteer's Gmail Info

    The law under which this questionable seizure of private communications is permitted is called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. What do you think of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act?