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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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Dotcom, Greenwald, Assange and Snowden team up over New Zealand

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Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden claims his former employer spy agency National Security Agency (NSA) has a facility in Auckland. Snowden, who is sheltering in Moscow from US attempts to extradite him on espionage charges, appeared by video link before a capacity crowd at the Kim Dotcom organised Moment …

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Drones being used to target suspected LAPD killer Chris Dorner

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As authorities intensify the manhunt for accused LAPD-killer Christopher Dorner, law enforcement agencies are doing everything under the sun to search for their suspect, apparently even deploying drones. The specifics regarding the tools being used to track Dorner, a 33-year-old former Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in three recent murders, …

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Australia to create internet tax to fund spying on citizens

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The Australian government is pushing to implement a ”surveillance tax” on the people of the country in order to pay for a mandate that would see communications companies retaining data on customers for two years. In a disturbing development that should serve as a warning to Americans, the Australian Attorney-General …

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Big Brother is WWWatching You

Juice Rap News: Episode 15 – Big Brother is WWWatching You. September 2012 rocks around with some crucial developments in the ongoing struggle over the future of the internet. Will it remain the one open frequency where humanity can bypass filters and barriers; or become the greatest spying machine ever …

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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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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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Snowden: NSA is storing your dick pics

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with comedian John Oliver nearly two years after he leaked classified documents about U.S. government surveillance programs and fled to Russia to escape prosecution. “I do miss my country. I do miss my home. I do miss my family,” Snowden …

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Africom: US opens drone base in Niger

U.S. begins drone operation in Niger

The US has set up a new drone base in Niger reportedly aimed at fighting al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Africa and helping French troops in their war on Mali. A report by The New York Times said on Friday that the US deployed a number of Predator drones to Niger, suggesting …

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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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New Zealand and NSA plotted to cyber hack China

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New Zealand spies teamed up with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country’s largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal. The covert operation, reported Saturday by New Zealand’s Herald on Sunday in collaboration with The Intercept, …

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Top whistleblower: NSA goal is total population control

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William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance. On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by …

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WikiLeaks set to publish new series of leaks – Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly announced the whistleblowing website will soon release a fourth series of classified documents. The leak is currently being prepared, Assange told the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival (LEFFEST) on Sunday, according to teleSUR. He gave no date or further details about the publication. Regarding the …

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Stock prices of weapons manufacturers soaring since Paris attack

The Paris attacks took place on Friday night. Since then, France’s president has vowed “war” on ISIS and today significantly escalated the country’s bombing campaign in Syria (France has been bombing ISIS in Iraq since last January, and began bombing the group in Syria in September). Already this morning, as Aaron Cantú noticed, the stocks of the leading weapons manufacturers — …

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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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US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both …

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