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Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including …

These are the privacy rules your Internet provider might soon have to live by – The Washington Post

The government proposal would treat Internet providers differently from Google. Should the government impose new rules on Internet providers to protect your privacy online? That will be the subject of an Oct. 27 vote by the Federal Communications Commission, the nation’s top broadband regulator said Thursday. The vote could finalize a proposal …

Feds: We can read all your email, and you’ll never know

Feds: We can read all your email, and you’ll never know Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent regular people and public officials scrambling to delete entire accounts full of messages dating back years. What we don’t expect is our …

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical …