The NSA and its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, allegedly used apps like Angry Birds, Google Maps, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook etc, to pull out user data.
US tech giant Microsoft has disclosed that it and its main video chat service Skype received more than 75,000 requests last year from government law enforcement agencies in the US.
If you suddenly feel the urge to share more on Facebook, it may have something to do with the latest policy changes on the social networking site.
Data from Google has revealed that the number of requests for user information from law enforcement agencies are at an all time high.
Belarus` authoritarian government Monday ordered even tighter online controls, ordering internet providers to collect personal data and profiles of their users, according to the independent Belarusian news agency Belapan.
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