"The revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights," the organization's open letter reads. "We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA's spying programs."
We've contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
Guest Post People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”
If you've ever been annoyed by the speed of your user generated videos on YouTube, then fear not avid creator.
It's all sunshine and lollipops over in Windows Phone land today.
A "don't get Scroogled" Microsoft video leaked out to the world today mimicking Google's most recent Chrome advertisement.
Google has asked Microsoft to remove its homebrew YouTube app from the Windows Store immediately, and requested that it delete the app from Windows Phone users who have already downloaded it.
YouTube will now let channel owners do it live... streaming, that is.
Google may release its music streaming service at its major developer conference this week. It is reported that the company has signed licensing deals with music industry giants.
Well it's official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge consumers a monthly subscription fee to gain access to its content.
While the subject of "viewer metrics" is typically pretty dull, you can't really say that when it comes to YouTube.
In its quest to pull in premium content, Google is apparently ready to roll out its first set of paid YouTube channel subscriptions.
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It's difficult to connect with our members of congress, who have busy schedules traveling between their hometowns and Washington D.C., but YouTube is trying to make things a bit easier.
This VB Store offer gives you the opportunity to dive deep into the devices you know and love with a lifetime membership to iOS Centric for only $49!
As everyone connected to the Internet knows by now, Boston has been the scene of at least three bombings today at the Boston Marathon and the JFK Library. For coverage of that news, Boston.com has a liveblog that it is continuously updating, and CNN has more details and coverage.
Here's what big technology companies are doing in response.
YouTube is known for doing quirky things, such as adding a rainbow loading bar to the original Nyan Cat video or making its website do the Harlem Shake. So its latest gimmick isn't a huge surprise.