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France calls US spying ‘unacceptable’ after WikiLeaks claims

The leak was embarrassingly timed for French lawmakers, who were expected to approve sweeping new powers to spy on citizens later on Wednesday.

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group

In recent weeks, a research consortium has detected Axiom malicious software on at least 43,000 computers around the world belonging to law enforcement and other government agencies, journalists, telecommunication and energy firms, as well as human rights and pro-democracy groups.

Snowdenfreude

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The past year's revelations about U.S. spying on Germany have been disastrous for many U.S. businesses. When documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed the agency was monitoring German citizens' communications, Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed building a Europe-only Internet, which would cut out U.S. Internet firms that cooperated with NSA spying.

You can fight the NSA by ‘resetting the Net’

This week tech companies, democracy advocates, and open-Internet activists joined forces for a Reset the Net campaign that emphasizes both personal privacy and open access to information on the Web. As part of the initiative, companies including Google, Mozilla, Yahoo, Twitter and Reddit are fundraising, educating and launching new security features and services.

Oliver Stone to make Snowden film

Luke Harding, the author of "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man," said on Twitter that the U.S. filmmaker has bought the movie rights to the book.

Costa Rica surpasses Canada, US in recent press freedom rankings

Costa Rica remains a beacon of press freedom in a region where the average press freedom score fell to its lowest level in five years, according to the human rights organization Freedom House’s 2014 Freedom of the Press report.

Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by U.S. cyber-snooping.

Obama to propose ending NSA bulk data collection

The White House has proposed to halt the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection of U.S. .citizens, a program which sparked a vast public outcry.

The NSA has surveillance system to record ‘100 percent’ of a foreign country’s phone calls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording "100 percent" of a foreign country's telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Obama: US spies to remain ‘interested’ in foreign gov’ts

The U.S. intelligence service will continue to spy on foreign governments, U. S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Saturday, although he assured Chancellor Angela Merkel that he would not let intrusive surveillance harm their relationship.

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