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Google's Eric Schmidt says even if he knew about the NSA activity beforehand, he couldn't have done anything about it. (Getty Images)

Google Exec Says NSA Spying Was A Surprise To Him

Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.

01/23/2014

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Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping

Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood.

12/09/2013

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Database Discovered With Over 2 Million Stolen Login Credentials

Researchers have found a database with over two million stolen login credentials for popular sites including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo.

12/04/2013

The Obama administration's top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American's telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

NSA, FBI Lawyers: Personal Data And Phone Records Must Be Kept By Government

The Obama administration’s top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American’s telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.

11/04/2013

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Government, Top Websites Battle In Court Over Surveillance Disclosure

A federal court should not permit five leading Internet companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations, the government argued in papers released Wednesday.

10/03/2013

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook, Yahoo Ask Secret Court To Disclose What Consumer Data Was Given To NSA

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

09/09/2013

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Yahoo Passed Google in U.S. Web Visitors in July

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc.

08/22/2013

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Google Asks Obama Administration To Publish More US Gov’t Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

06/11/2013

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Pres. Obama ‘Photo-Bombed’ at Florida School

Baby kissing is part of the job as a politician, especially during an election year. But at an event at the Daughter Of Zion Jr. Academy in Florida on Tuesday, President Obama wasn’t the one doing the kissing.

10/25/2012

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Yahoo CEO Resigns After Scrutiny Over Resume Scandal

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson left the company four months into the job Sunday after more than a week of scrutiny into inaccuracies on his resume and in company filings.

05/14/2012

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