Irish High Court to investigate Facebook's transfer of European users' data to the U.S.

The Irish court orders to investigate Facebook's transferring of European user's data to the United States. This is to ensure that the European user's privacy was protected from the U.S. surveillance.

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U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas.

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China drops leading technology brands for state purchases

China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance.

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NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday.

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NSA data-gathering may run into California roadblock

The federal government would need a warrant from a judge if it wants the cooperation of California officials in searching residents' cellphone and computer records, under a bill making its way through the state legislature.

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Former NSA agent hacking company infused with $7.5 mln in series A round

California-based Synack, a crowdsourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes, raises $7.5 million for a series A funding round.

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US cybersecurity firm HackSurfer bags $3.5M in funding to beef up software protection

Maryland, US-based software cybersecurity firm HackSurfer bagged $3.5 million in a recent funding round to provide better cloud-based enterprise data protection for its customers from both private and government sectors.

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Tech execs meet with President Obama to discuss intelligence, technology and privacy concerns

Heads of the six biggest Internet companies in the US met with President Barack Obama and senior White House aides to talk about the government's data collection practices, Reuters reported.

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FISC okays two of President Barack Obama's proposed changes to NSA surveillance

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has approved two of President Barack Obama's proposed changes on the National Security Agency's surveillance of US telecommunications, VentureBeat reported.

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British spy unit launches cyberattack on Anonymous -NSA leak

Secret British spy unit Joint Threat Research Intelligent Group (JTRIG) launched a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on US-based hacktivist group Anonymous' Internet chat rooms, according to leaked NSA documents obtained by NBC News.

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US security firm FireEye picks up Mandiant in massive $1B deal

California, US-based security company FireEye purchased Virginia-based firm Mandiant for $1 billion in the biggest security deal of 2013.

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Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund sues IBM over NSA cooperation

The Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund sued IBM for its cooperation with the National Security Agency over a spying program that allegedly hurt investors, Bloomberg reported.

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US government agencies' big data service provider Palantir to land USD58 million in funding

A US SEC filing by big data company Palantir revealed that it was set to do a USD57.5 million fundraising three months after it had raised USD195.5 million in an earlier funding round.

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U.S Senators wants the NSA PRISM program to stop

3 U.S Senators published an op-ed in the New York Times today, questioning on why American citizens were not able to have the knowledge to challenge the infringement of their privacy rights.

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Fiber optic cable firm, Level 3, may have allowed NSA to tap Google’s fiber network

The New York Times cited reports that have suggested that Level 3 Communications, which controls most of the fiber optic cables that connect everyone to the Internet, may have greenlighted the NSA to tap data from Yahoo and Google. Both companies have announced that they will now start encrypting their data.

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