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NSA starts security Tumblr after Obama insists on greater openness

NSA starts security Tumblr after Obama insists on greater openness

The US government has set up a new tumblr of declassified documents as part of attempts to reassure the public on what data the NSA and other agencies collect on them. The site, IC On The Record, aims to "declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive NSA programs while being mindful of the need to protect sensitive classified intelligence and national security," NSA director James Clapper writes in a launch statement.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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Microsoft requesting permission to post NSA involvement: Request denied

Microsoft requesting permission to post NSA involvement: Request denied

The recent fiasco with the NSA and the US government over their involvement with tech companies has got many people up in arms. It was revealed several weeks ago that the US government has been secretly asking companies for customer information in an effort to cut down on terrorist activities, but many tech companies have been speaking out since the whistleblow occurred, including Microsoft.

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Microsoft NSA sharing accused by The Guardian, denied in statement

Microsoft NSA sharing accused by The Guardian, denied in statement

Today a new report has been released on the NSA's involvement in spying on citizens here in the United States, this time specifically centered on their connections with Microsoft. Though The Guardian goes through the NSA's PRISM checkpoints on Microsoft one by one: secret files on Silicon Valley's involvement with PRISM, Outlook email involvement, Skype video call collection, the Windows company has denied it all - so to speak.

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Google must rewrite European privacy policy or face legal sanctions

Google must rewrite European privacy policy or face legal sanctions

Google must change its European privacy policy or run the risk of legal censure, with the UK joining Germany, Italy, France, and Spain in demanding the search giant modify its contentious "unified" policy. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office, the independent privacy watchdog, confirmed this week it had contacted Google giving it until September 20 to rewrite its privacy policy, as currently it "raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act." If it fails to amend the policy, the ICO warns, Google could find itself the target of "formal enforcement action."

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US Army blocks whistleblower Guardian over PRISM

US Army blocks whistleblower Guardian over PRISM

The US Army has blocked access to the website of UK newspaper and PRISM whistleblower The Guardian, claiming security issues over leaked "classified information". Describing the move as "network hygiene" a spokesperson for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) confirmed the block to the Monterey Herald, after restricted access was spotted this week. "There are strict policies and directives in place regarding protecting and handling classified information" spokesman Gordon Van Vleet highlighted, with army security staff supposedly arguing that in fact the censorship is in the best interests of armed forces employees.

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Microsoft follows Google in demanding FISA disclosure permission

Microsoft follows Google in demanding FISA disclosure permission

Microsoft has demanded permission to disclose FISA security requests, following Google in aiming to publicize the frequency and extent of calls from the NSA and others to hand over user data. "Microsoft respectfully moves this court for an order, judgement, or other such relief as the court may deem appropriate declaring that Microsoft may lawfully disclose aggregate statistics concerning any orders and/or directives that Microsoft may have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and/or FISA Amendments Act" the company said in a motion [pdf link] filed on June 19.

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