While the two votes might be formalities, it will be two more years before the Passenger Name Record Directive takes effect.
New legislation aims at stalling NSA reform
A new bill introduced in the Senate aims to let the U.S. National Security Agency hold on for five years to phone records collected by the agency, while also making permanent some anti-terrorist provisions that have been criticized by civil rights groups.
Did FBI pay the Carnegie Mellon to hack Tor?
The Director of the Tor Project Roger Dingledine has accused the FBI of commissioning to the Carnegie Mellon boffins a study on methods to de-anonymize Tor users.
Documents demonstrate NSA continued mass surveillance
Newly disclosed documents show that the NSA had found a way to continue spying on American citizens' email traffic from overseas.
Google threatens action against Symantec-issued certificates following botched investigation
Symantec's investigation into a case of internal testing gone wrong failed to find a large number of certificates issued without authorization.
EU plans to ban Bitcoin to curb terrorism funding
According to a draft document seen by the Reuters the EU plans to ban bitcoin and any form of anonymous payment online to curb terrorism funding.
Irish privacy watchdog to investigate Facebook over spying allegations
Ireland's High Court ordered the data protection commissioner to investigate allegations that Facebook gave US intelligence agencies bulk access to users' personal data