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August 22nd, 2013
09:11 PM ET

Foreign governments are spying on you

If you thought the National Security Agency and big American tech companies like Google were the biggest threats to your privacy, you may want to think again.

The spying that's taking place in the United States is nothing compared to what's happening overseas and in countries the U.S. considers to be a close ally.

Tom Foreman has the OutFront investigation.


Filed under: International • News • Under Surveillance
August 21st, 2013
09:00 PM ET

Protecting the privacy of your e-mails

How to stop the government and Google from watching you.

Make no mistake, someone is watching you, reading every word you write.

Tom Foreman has the OutFront investigation.


Filed under: News • Under Surveillance
August 20th, 2013
08:46 PM ET

Online companies collecting & selling your information

The Obama administration has been on the defensive over its spy agencies collecting information on people.

But, it's not only the government that's keeping tabs on you. Every time you search the Internet, a wealth of information about you, your family and your personal life is being collected and sold.

CNN's Tom Foreman has the OutFront investigation.


Filed under: News • Under Surveillance
June 18th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

NSA Chief defends surveillance programs; cites thwarting over 50 terror plots

The head of the National Security Agency told Congress that top-secret surveillance programs  - like those leaked recently by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden were key to thwarting terror attacks against the U.S.

NSA leaker denies being a spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, the National Security Agency director, said information "gathered from these programs provided government with critical leads to prevent over 50 potential terrorist events in more than 20 countries around the world."

Among those 50 events , according to General Alexander, there were at least 10 "homeland-based threats" including a plot by a Kansas City man to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and a plot to bomb the New York City Subway system in 2009.

Officials cite thwarted plots, oversight in defending surveillance

But could those plots have been foiled using more traditional methods, or were these surveillance programs truly critical?

Outfront tonight: Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff - he sits on the Intelligence Committee, which held that hearing today at which General Alexander testified.


Filed under: News • Under Surveillance
March 1st, 2012
10:22 AM ET

Google's new privacy policy in effect today: 'Accept, or decline and be banished'

Today, Google implements its new privacy policy and terms of service. If you use any of Google's products and services–from Gmail, to Google, to YouTube–"this stuff matters", as Google has been telling its users in notices for weeks. "The main change is for users with Google Accounts," the company explains in a post on the official Google Blog. "Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information from other services. In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience."
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Filed under: Tech • Under Surveillance
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