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Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy Advice

NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed SXSW’s interactive tech conference via satellite in Austin and spoke out about the importance of online privacy. Our technology analyst said his speech was well received.

03/10/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Senators Move To Prohibit Cooperation With NSA

Reports of the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting data on millions of Americans has spurred one the first bills of the year in the California Legislature.

01/07/2014

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New NSA Spy Allegations May Impact Annual Security Conference in San Francisco

New allegations stemming from the National Security Agency spy scandal have sparked talk of a boycott for the RSA conference — a major cyber security event that bring thousands of tech experts to San Francisco annually.

12/25/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (3R) and Vice President Joe Biden meet with executives from leading technology companies, including Apple, Twitter, and Google in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on December 17, 2913 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs Amid NSA Concerns

President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the troubled federal health care website, government surveillance and other issues with executives from Google, Twitter, Apple and several other leading technology companies.

12/17/2013

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President Obama Sent Open Letter From Tech Companies Seeking NSA Reform

Google, Facebook, Apple and other major tech companies are teaming up to demand that the government reform its digital surveillance programs with an open letter to President Obama.

12/09/2013

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Tech Report: Popular Websites Stepping Up Encryption

Some of the most popular websites are stepping up their encryption efforts to stop unauthorized snooping.

11/25/2013

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Governments Mining Google For More Personal Data

Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people’s online activities.

11/14/2013

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Congresswoman Speier Calls For Greater Oversight Of NSA, Whistleblower Protections

San Francisco and Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier is pushing for greater oversight of the National Security Agency as well as whistleblower protections for NSA contractors like Edward Snowden.

11/04/2013

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NSA Reportedly Broke Into Google, Yahoo Data Centers

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, the Washington Post reported, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

10/30/2013

A fan gets searched by security outside the stadium prior to the San Francisco Giants hosting the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: 9/11’s Lasting Impact On The Bay Area

12 years after the 9/11 attacks, Phil Matier reflects on how daily life in the Bay Area is still impacted, mostly through security measures.

09/11/2013

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