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Senate extends warrantless wiretapping under FISA

FISA wiretap

The Senate agreed on Friday to approve an extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, legislation that allows the NSA and other US intelligence agencies to wiretap conversations involving foreign citizens without obtaining a warrant. Despite growing opposition to one of the most notorious and secretive US spying programs, the …

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Stop Watching Us rally challenges NSA spying

NSA protest

Demonstarators carry signs at “Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. Twelve years after Americans were stripped of their rights in the name of fighting terrorism, thousands have gathered in Washington DC to protest unconstitutional NSA spying programs revealed …

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NSA hacked the phones of 35 world leaders

White House press secretary Jay Carney

The NSA memo suggests that such surveillance was not isolated as the agency routinely monitors world leaders. The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower …

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NSA ready to launch Apple iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S fingerprint NSA friendly

The latest series of Apple’s iPhone will not only continue to cultivate numerous apps that track your location through GPS and transmit data directly back to corporations and government, but contain a fingerprint sensor that stores your fingerprint in order to purchase apps and unlock the phone for use. And …

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The Snowden comments about 9/11 that NBC censored

Snowden NBC

Only around a quarter of the recent NBC News interview with former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden made it to broadcast, but unaired excerpts now online show that the network neglected to air critical statements about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. When the four-hour sit-down between journalist Brian Williams and Snowden made …

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US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

A United States federal judge said Friday that the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program doesn’t violate the law. That ruling came courtesy of US District Judge William Pauley, who decided in favor of the NSA early Friday in a case filed this past June by the American Civil …

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Indonesia recalls its Australian ambassador after phone tapping of President

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Indonesia is recalling its ambassador to Australia over allegations that Canberra listened in on phone conversations of the Indonesian president. Indonesia said the ambassador was being called to Jakarta for“consultations”. The move by Jakarta comes as the Australian Department of Defence and the Defence Signals Directorate, or DSD, (now known …

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Greenwald quits Guardian to start news project backed by eBay billionaire

Glenn Greenwald

Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who was one of the first journalists to break the NSA surveillance story, is leaving the British newspaper for a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity.” “My partnership with the Guardian has been extremely fruitful and fulfilling: I have high regard for the editors and journalists with whom …

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Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program

Nick Xenophon

The Australian government was aware of the US National Security Agency’s top-secret Prism program at least two months before the Guardian revealed its existence to the world. A freedom of information request by the ABC has confirmed officials in the Attorney General’s Department prepared a secret briefing for the minister on Prism in March 2013, more than …

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Exposed: NSA plays key role in “US assassination program”

Jeremy Scahill and Glen Greenwald

American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one of them described as the “US assassination program.” “The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don’t want to give too much away …

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Power hungry NSA chief has his office modelled on Star Trek Enterprise

Star Trek NSA office

Privacy: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the NSA, as it enters every computer and pries whatever data can be stolen and recorded in perpetuity. Its ongoing mission: to explore the internet and all TCP/IP packets, to seek out new emails, phone records, backdoors, webcams and bank accounts, to …

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Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

Microsoft

Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian. According to an article published on Thursday by the British newspaper, internal National Security Agency memos show that …

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Obama administration orders federal employees to spy on each other

Insider threats

In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents. The techniques are a key …

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Every picture you take is secretly encoded with your GPS location

Smartphone photo

If there is one thing you need to remember at all times in the Electronic Age, it is that privacy no longer exists. Every electronic device, every electronic communication, every electronic anything betrays your sense of privacy in every imaginable way, and that is also true of a seemingly innocuous item – the …

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Google Play apps violate customer privacy terms in design “flaw”

Google play

App developer Dan Nolan discovered that the Google Play apps were sending purchaser names, addresses and email information to the creator without his initiation – appearing to be more of a conscious intention rather than a design flaw. Nolan explained: “Let me make this crystal clear, every App purchase you make on …

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