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  1. Reddit Privacy Policy Update Requires Consent to Post Nude Images

    Hooray! The bare minimum of human decency is now policy!

    For those of you who thought you'd never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Reddit, the site is taking baby steps in a better direction: an update to their privacy policy bans the sharing of nude or sexually explicit images without the subject's consent.

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  2. Hello, 1984: Samsung Is Literally Warning Customers That Their TVs Listen in on Personal Conversations

    You're about 30 years late, Samsung.

    It's 2015! Hoverboards? Flying cars? No, but we've got telescreens. Yay?

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  3. What We Know About The Supposed “Snappening” Snapchat Hack

    Short version: not much, but it still really sucks. I mean, did Jennifer Lawrence's heartfelt words about violating personal property teach the Internet nothing?

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  4. Facebook in Early Development on Implementing Health Care Support Groups and Preventative Care Apps

    Better or worse than asking your Twitter followers for medical advice?

    Death panels? Not real. But Facebook reminding you that it's been two years since you got a basic physical? ...Maybe?

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  5. GPEN Survey Uncovers 85% of Mobile Apps Don’t Adequately Disclose How They Use Your Data

    While you were freaking out about the specifics in the ones that do provide privacy information...

    In case you had somehow managed to still feel secure with your digital personal data in light of recent security breaches, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has released a report stating that 85% of apps don't disclose how they use your data and 1 in 3 ask for an excessive access to personal information. So, you know, sleep tight; don't let the crippling anxiety of absolutely no control over your personal privacy in the modern world bite.

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  6. Yahoo! Catches Up With Google and Microsoft, Will Encrypt Email to Keep the NSA Out of Your Inbox

    Now that @yahoo.com address is a little less embarrassing.

    Email is one of the least secure ways to communicate, but it's also one of the most common. With the recent revelations that the NSA is spying on everyone security has become a bigger priority in people's lives, and businesses are looking to cash in. Yahoo! just announced they're joining Google and Microsoft in efforts to encrypt their email service.

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  7. Can Google Glass Solve Privacy Problems With This New Augmented Reality Browser?

    It will also tell you who else is wearing Google Glass, so you know not to talk to them.

    It's no secret that the government is creepily watching you all the time, like that weird dude who was really into you in high school. Many people think Google Glass won't help the matter (cameras on you 24/7?) - but this new augmented reality browser for the Glass might actually solve your privacy problems, instead of exacerbating them.

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  8. Today We Fight Back Against the NSA and Our Future Orwellian Dystopia With a Day of Activism

    We're mad as Hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore.

    The Internet is tired of complaining about the NSA, but instead of taking the "just stop complaining about it" option, there's an Internet-wide day of activism today. So, if you want your Internet porn habits to stay private (or your personal phone records. Whatever), crank up "We're Not Gonna Take It" and read what they want you to do about it.

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  9. Relax, Friends: Angry Birds Didn’t Tell The NSA How Much Time You Spend Playing It

    At least, that's what they want you to think.

    After a recently released report that suggested the NSA collected user information from apps "like" Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment has released a press release saying that they definitely didn't collude with the NSA to provide that information. It was probably those darn pigs, is what it was.

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  10. Is Your Cellphone NSA-Proof? No? Well, This One Is

    Stop the government from listening to your calls with something better than a foil hat.

    Since we all learned the NSA has been keeping much closer tabs on everyone than we thought, privacy has become a big concern for people. You no longer have to be paranoid to think Big Brother is watching, since he probably is. Don't worry. There's a new smartphone that claims to be NSA-proof.

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