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Ridiculously redacted interpretation of FISA snooping law released

Ridiculously redacted interpretation of FISA snooping law released

US privacy organization EFF invites you to click on thumbnails of the summaries it managed to pry out of the government, but let's save your finger muscles the workout with this summaries summary: ------------------------------.

Ubuntu pipes search queries to Amazon, worrying privacy experts

Ubuntu pipes search results to Amazon

Revolution OS - or adware? An update to the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will pass searches through Amazon.com's search engine. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls that move a "major privacy problem."

$20 million is not enough! How much should Facebook pay for settling sponsored stories dispute?

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A judge has rejected Facebook’s settlement offer of $10 million for lawyers and $10 million for privacy groups in a privacy lawsuit over the use of users’ names and faces in "Sponsored Stories" ads.

Megaupload users who want their data have to pay (or sue), feds say

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It's not looking good for those Megaupload users who want their files returned, unless they want to pay, or sue, to get it back.