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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013

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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords
Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

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Two Faux Democracies That Threaten the World

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