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NSA Reportedly Mines Servers Of U.S. Internet Firms For Data

The National Security Agency is able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian. The newly disclosed U.S. government program, they say, is named PRISM.
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Big Brother And Your Phone: Where To Draw The Line?

Striking a balance between national security and civil liberties is once again proving nearly as difficult a task as catching the bad guys.
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The NSA, Verizon And The Future of Domestic Spying

According to a top-secret court order obtained by The Guardian, the National Security Agency has collected the phone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers since late April. The Guardian's Spencer Ackerman explains the coming debate over the scale of domestic spying operations.
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A Day In The Life Of The Relentlessly Tracked

Swirling controversy over government seizure of millions of Verizon phone records is a reminder of just how much data consumers are constantly and willingly sharing each day.
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Can You Hear Me Now? A Lighter Look At NSA Snooping

As news broke about the NSA collecting telephone records through Verizon, people took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's a sampling, ranging from the hilarious to the poignant.
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Microsoft, FBI Say They've Disrupted $500 Million Botnet

The illicit computer program reportedly infected five million computers worldwide, stealing bank account credentials. Dozens of banking institutions were hit by the enterprise.
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First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.

The Chinese computer maker is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share as other high-tech firms, including Motorola, plan to manufacture here. North Carolina officials say the plant in Whitsett is a sign of manufacturing's return from overseas.
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Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Yes, the Web is littered with the corpses of failed online grocers. But AmazonFresh doesn't have to be a cash cow for the retail giant, because Amazon can also drop off books with your bananas. And for consumers, it could mean convenience, no minimum fees, pre-dawn drop-off and maybe even delivery of local, artisanal goods.

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