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Facebook Allowed To Reveal More On User Surveillance

Facebook’s top attorney says after a week of negotiations with national security officials, the company is allowed to make new revelations about government orders for user data.

06/14/2013

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.

06/12/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.

06/11/2013

President Obama speaking to reporters at a press conference in San Jose.

President Admits Government’s Long Denied Massive Data Trawling At SJ Presser

For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans’ phone and Internet records.

06/08/2013

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Reported Gov’t Seizure Of Verizon Records Stuns Bay Area Privacy Advocates

Privacy advocates in the Bay Area expressed outrage over a report Wednesday that the National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

06/06/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Google To Give Customer Data To FBI

In a ruling written May 20 and obtained Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered Google to comply with the FBI’s demands.

05/31/2013

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

California Bill Seeks To Ensure Privacy As Drone Use Rises

California would take its first steps to protect the public from the increased use of unmanned aircraft under a bill approved by the state Senate.

05/28/2013

Attendees watch an A.R. Drone helicopter by Parrot, controlled wirelessly by an iPhone, as it flies overhead during a press event at the Venetian for the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 5, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Growing Popularity Of Private Drones Concern California Privacy Groups

No longer exclusively used by the military, drones are increasingly being used by groups and private individuals. As drones become even more popular, and with very few rules regarding their use, privacy experts are worried.

05/18/2013

A surveillance camera (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Piedmont OKs Surveillance Cameras At Entry Points To Capture License Plates

Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.

05/07/2013

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

San Francisco, Other U.S. Cities Seek Street Surveillance In Wake Of Boston Bombing

Police and politicians across the United States are pointing to the use of video surveillance that helped identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.

05/02/2013

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