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THE FCC GRACIOUSLY LETS INTERNET PROVIDERS SELL YOUR DATA

LAST OCTOBER THE agency passed a set of rules that would have required internet providers to take steps to protect your private data from hackers, notify you if someone hacked your data, and require your explicit permission before selling your data. Today the FCC suspended the data security rules from that package before they took effect1.

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The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include advertisers, governments, or some weird voyeur in your life. The good news is you can do a few things to your iPhone to make it more secure and privacy friendly without ruining the experience.

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Microsoft Is Winning a Battle Against Government Surveillance

Microsoft just scored a point for its customers’ privacy. Today, US District Judge ruled that the government can’t avoid a lawsuit alleging that its surveillance operations violate citizens’ constitutional rights. The judge in question is the same one that Donald Trump recently referred to as a “so-called judge.”

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Google’s redefined privacy policy lets ads follow you everywhere

In 2007, Google bought online advertising network Doubleclick with the assurance that they would prioritize user privacy as they developed new ad products. They’ve kept that promise, dividing their massive database of web browsing data from the personal info collected from Gmail and other parts of its product suite. Until last summer.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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Microsoft victory protects overseas data from US warrants

For the past three years, Microsoft has been locked in a legal battle with the New York district court over a deceptively simple question: does a US Judge have the right to issue a warrant for data stored overseas? According to a new ruling from the US Court of Appeals Second Circuit, the answer, is no.

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