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'Angry Birds' and other mobile game users are reportedly leaving their personal information open to secret harvesting by government spies

NSA surveillance: Angry Birds and other 'leaky apps' targeted by US and UK security agencies

Metadata from iPhone and Android apps can leak data about the phone's model, age of users, gender and location

The Obama administration and some of the biggest US technology firms have agreed a tentative deal that would allow the companies, including Google, to tell the public more about how the US Government collects information on their users

US makes deal with tech giants over disclosing details of data collection

The Obama administration and some of America’s biggest technology companies have agreed a tentative deal that would allow the firms – including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft – to tell the public more about how the US Government collects information on their customers.

NameTag: Facial recognition app scans faces for dating profiles, criminal background

Software for Google Glass culls information from social media profiles, dating sites, and criminal registries - plans for a smartphone app are in the works

Police forensics arrive at a house in Smuggler's Lane, Bosham, West Sussex, where 55-year-old Valerie Graves was found murdered

Woman murdered while house-sitting at Bosham seaside property

A woman murdered while house-sitting for wealthy friends at their waterfront home in an idyllic Sussex village may have been the victim of bungled burglary, police said on Tuesday night.

Dear Barry: Open letters have become the way high-flying individuals - and firms - get their message across

Open letters: To whom it may concern

It used to be just angry celebrities (and Moses) who wrote open letters. Now, even America's top businesses are taking the president to task, says Clare Dwyer Hogg

Google, Facebook and Twitter among top tech firms calling for sweeping reforms to US surveillance

The group, including Microsoft, Google and Apple, say that the balance has tipped "in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual"

Checking in with 'Royal Concierge': GCHQ ran hotel surveillance ring to spy on diplomats and delegations

Britain’s secret listening service, GCHQ, uses a spying system codenamed “Royal Concierge” to carry out detailed surveillance on foreign diplomats and government delegations at more than 350 hotels across the world, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.

GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported

GCHQ used 'Quantum Insert' technique to set up fake LinkedIn pages and spy on mobile phone giants

GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported.

Stranger danger? LinkedIn denies 'hack and spam' attacks on members in marketing tussle

US lawsuit claims professionals' social network harvested email addresses without consent

The News Matrix: Wednesday 21 August 2013

Salary is top priority for school leavers

LinkedIn lowers age limit to 13 to  recruit career-minded youngsters

LinkedIn, the professional networking website, has launched a push to recruit career-minded youngsters by lowering its minimum age requirements – targeting users as young as 13 as it seeks to expand its reach.

Worrying signs: Coventry City fans outside the club owners’ offices protest against the ground-share at Northampton

The Last Word: Idealists v 'the monetisers' – a struggle for football's soul

A worrying tale of two Citys in which loyal fans are treated with contempt by ruthless operators

Alex Salmond and Donald Trump

Donald Trump walks out over questions about his mafia connections during BBC Panorama interview

First Minister Alex Salmond is left in the rough over 'Great Dunes of Scotland' investment

Google faces second Parliament grilling on UK tax avoidance

Senior executives from the internet giant Google are to be recalled before MPs to answer allegations that they misled Parliament over their tax affairs.

James Ashton: Setting a ceiling on relationships

At a breakfast event at the top of the Gherkin this week, Julia Hobsbawm set a new benchmark.

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