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U.S. President Obama to 'rebalance' NSA surveillance program, but is that enough?

President Barack Obama announced changes to the large-scale electronic surveillance program that has been undertaken by the NSA in an effort to make the program more transparent. Calling it a "rebalancing" of the program, the President announced that the government will be taking steps to make sure that the program isn't being abused and is applied narrowly.

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U.S. intelligence agencies collecting data from Apple servers, others

The National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are gathering data directly from Apple and eight other tech companies in the United States. Code-named PRISM, the program collects data directly from the servers of companies including Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo, and YouTube.

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How to stop Verizon from anonymously tracking your iPhone usage

Verizon collects a ton of usage and behavioral data on their customers, anonymizes it and then leverages it for marketing and partner programs. If you just signed up with Verizon, say to get a new iPhone 5, you have 30 days to opt-out of the data collection.

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