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EU planning to own and operate spy drones and an air force

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The European Union is pondering an EU Commission proposal to acquire a fleet of surveillance drones, satellites, and planes as part of an “ambitious action” to boost the European defense industry. It follows revelations of the NSA’s spying programs. The European Commission has issued a 17-page report, proposing some concrete steps …

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Military told not to read news about Obama’s scandals

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President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the U.S. Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an …

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NSA hacked Mexican President’s email

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The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division …

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NSA workers quitting in increasingly large numbers following Snowden leaks

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Employees working for the National Security Agency are leaving their posts in “increasingly large numbers” following the scandal caused by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the NSA’s former director has revealed. Keith Alexander, who ran the NSA from 2005 to 2014, said during a talk hosted by the University of Maryland’s journalism …

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NSA caught spying on 3 French presidents

François Hollande France

President François Hollande has called an emergency national defence council meeting after allegations by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three successive French presidents. The meeting will be held at 9am on Wednesday “to evaluate the nature of the information published by the press… and to draw useful conclusions,” a …

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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene …

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Samsung Smart TV’s spy on you

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In responding to privacy concerns over their Smart TVs recording private conversations and sending them to a third party, Samsung admitted that voice data is “sent to a server” during the process. Infowars first reported on the issue three months ago in November, but the story went viral over the …

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US govt threatened Yahoo $250k daily fine over NSA data refusal

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The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications — a request the company believed was unconstitutional — according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies …

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Snowden documents to be released in July to prevent a major war

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All of the National Security Agency files accessed by former contractor Edward Snowden could be published in the month of July if vaguely worded predictions tweeted this week from the digital library site Cryptome prove to be correct. A series of micro-messages published by the website — a portal for …

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More NSA leakers following Snowden’s footsteps, whistleblower lawyer says

Jesselyn Radack

Several more current and former National Security Agency insiders, inspired by American fugitive Edward Snowden, have come forward as whistleblowers with details of the shadowy agency’s operations, according to an attorney at a whistleblower protection organization. “I think the government hopes to chill speech by employees in the national security and intelligence fields, …

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NSA, FBI and CIA intercepting laptop purchases to install spy malware

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According to a new report from Der Spiegel based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency’s elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely and secretly …

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Obama ‘knew and approved’ NSA spying on German Chancellor Merkel

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US President Barack Obama President Obama was aware of NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2010, German media have revealed. An NSA spokeswoman later denied the allegations. According to German Bild am Sonntag newspaper, which cited US intelligence sources, National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander briefed Obama on …

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Former CIA and NSA director: ‘We kill people based on metadata’

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Former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden. At a recent debate concerning the National Security Agency’s bulk surveillance programs, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden admitted that metadata is used as the basis for killing people. The comments were made during a debate …

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Pictures of the new $2 billion NSA spy center in Utah

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The NSA’s Utah Data Center, located 25 miles south of Salt Lake City. The National Security Agency (NSA) is in the information harvesting business — and business is booming. That’s why the nation’s premier covert intelligence gathering organization has been building a million square-foot data mining complex in Bluffdale, Utah, …

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