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In a joint statement, a group led by executives from Twitter, Airbnb, Tumblr, and LinkedIn called for the establishment of legal protection for gays and lesbians under civil rights laws. Earlier, Apple's Tim Cook wrote a similar piece.
According to research from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Leuven’s Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT, Facebook’s Internet tracking activities extend even to those who have not signed up to their service.
The International Trade Commission, an independent agency that specializes in investigating trade violations, has agreed to look into Ericsson’s claim that Apple infringed on its LTE technology patent.
The NSA was considering shutting down its clandestine call data collection program months before Edward Snowden leaked classified information in 2013. Now the old proposal to end the program could be used to justify the end of the program.
A fatal shooting has occurred at the gates of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, leaving one person dead and two others injured. It's unclear what the suspects' motives were, but terrorism has been ruled out.
In a letter addressed to the President, a coalition made up of privacy advocates, technology firms, and trade companies called the NSA phone spying program “untenable,” and urged the House to move forward with reforms.