Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

NSA mostly collects data on non-target persons — here's why

Over the weekend the Washington Post put out a report detailing what kind of information the National Security Agency stockpiles and from whom. Using Edward Snowden’s cache of NSA data, the Washington Post revealed that nine out of 10 people surveilled were not targets.

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A brief history of encryption at Google

As Google explores new ways to protect its user’s privacy, here’s a look back at the 15-year-old firm’s long-term romance with encryption — pulled from last week’s lengthy report on the matter.