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Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies

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On the heels of yesterday's revelation that the NSA is bulk collecting call logs from Verizon Business customers, the Washington Post is reporting tonight on another initiative, code named PRISM, According to the report, it gives the FBI and NSA the ability to extract "audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents...
Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies
Is The Claim That The Government Has A Direction Connection To Tech Companies A Lie?

No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

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Sources challenge reports alleging National Security Agency is "tapping directly into the central servers." Instead, they say, the spy agency is obtaining orders under process created by Congress. [Read more]...
No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies
The Washington Post Has Now Hedged Its Stunning Claim About Google, Facebook, Etc, Giving Government Direct Access To Their Servers

Whistleblower Was 'Horrified' That Government Could 'Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them'

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The program detailed in the bombshell Washington Post report wasn't meant to be publicly disclosed, despite the fact that it had been established in 2007. A government whistleblower provided the information to the Post because of chilling capabilities of U.S. government surveillance.  From the Post report: Firsthand experience with these systems,...
Whistleblower Was 'Horrified' That Government Could 'Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them'
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Facebook's Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports 'outrageous', says company has received no blanket orders

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One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central servers of U.S.-based Internet companies — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement claiming that his company takes no part in PRISM. This statement, pasted below, mirrors Google’s response quite closely,...
Facebook's Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports 'outrageous', says company has received no blanket orders

Microsoft details Windows 8 Enterprise’s feature set

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We’re going to keep this extremely brief, as this post is essentially an information dump. Today Microsoft announced the feature set for Windows 8 Enterprise, essentially explaining what volume and InTune customers will be able to buy, and how it differs from the consumer SKUs. For more information on what flavors of...
Microsoft details Windows 8 Enterprise’s feature set

Apple, Google, Microsoft and 6 other companies reportedly feeding NSA, FBI info through data sharing pact

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Today the Washington Post reported that through a program known as PRISM, a number of US-based Internet companies allow the US government to tap “directly into [their] central servers. Companies that are said to be willing participants include: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, PalTalk, with Dropbox tipped to be coming...
Apple, Google, Microsoft and 6 other companies reportedly feeding NSA, FBI info through data sharing pact

Google CEO Larry Page issues further PRISM denial, calls for 'a more transparent approach'

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One day after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central servers of U.S.-based Internet companies — Google CEO Larry Page has issued a response to claims that his company participated knowingly in PRISM. Repeating previous statements, Page details that...
Google CEO Larry Page issues further PRISM denial, calls for 'a more transparent approach'

Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

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The Pirate Bay has undergone some drastic changes over the years, moving from a fully-fledged BitTorrent tracker to a trimmed down torrent index. First the tracker was removed, then the torrents followed and a few months ago the infamous torrent site canceled nearly all central servers as it moved to...
Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

President Obama says PRISM "does not apply to U.S. citizens" or people living the US

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One day after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the United States government to tap directly into the central servers of US-based Internet companies — U.S. president Barack Obama has announced during a press conference that PRISM “does not apply to U.S. citizens and it does not apply to people...
President Obama says PRISM "does not apply to U.S. citizens" or people living the US

Researchers To Release an Anonymous BitTorrent Client

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BitTorrent users are increasingly looking for more anonymity but right now their options are limited. For a monthly fee they can sign up with a VPN or proxy to hide their IP-address. Free options with decent speeds or without other restrictions aren’t easily available. This lack of fast, unlimited and...
Researchers To Release an Anonymous BitTorrent Client

Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

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A classified training document, reported Thursday by the Washington Post and the Guardian, says a secret U.S. government program called PRISM has been accessing the servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants for years to collect data including customer emails, audio and other documents as part...
Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

Finally, We Get Some Answers About How The Government Gets Data From Facebook, Google, Etc.

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There has been an uproar over the past 36 hours after two news organizations reported that 9 of the country's biggest technology companies are participating in a massive government spying program in which the FBI and National Security Agency have been given "direct access" to the companies' "central servers" and...
Finally, We Get Some Answers About How The Government Gets Data From Facebook, Google, Etc.

Triangulating On Truth - The Totalitarian State

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The Guardian breaks a big story yesterday – a court document authorizing the FBI and NSA to secretly collect customer phone records. All of them, for all Verizon customers. Then today the Washington Post breaks an even bigger story – a leaked presentation stating that the NSA is “tapping directly...
Triangulating On Truth - The Totalitarian State

A Critical Part Of The Shocking New Spying Story Sounds Like It May Be Wrong

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Earlier this evening, the Washington Post reported an extraordinary story about a secret government program in which the National Security Agency and FBI have teamed up with 9 of the country's most powerful tech companies to spy on the companies' users. In this program, called PRISM, the tech companies were...
A Critical Part Of The Shocking New Spying Story Sounds Like It May Be Wrong
Ex-Microsoft Engineer: PRISM Is Highly Improbable For These Four Reasons (MSFT)

Leaked Report Reveals Music Industry's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy

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Dated April 2012, the IFPI report obtained by TorrentFreak was put together by the music industry group’s chief anti-piracy officer Mo Ali. The 30-page report presents a global view of IFPI’s “problems”, “current and future threats” and the industry’s responses to them. IFPI says it has five possible reactions to...
Leaked Report Reveals Music Industry's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy
The OS is the new browser -- apps are the tabs

O2 Wallet targets contactless payments market

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Smartphone app, which aims to simplify online shopping and money transfers, is open to mobile users across all networksMobile operator O2 has become the latest firm to offer a mobile payments service, allowing consumers to use their handset to send money to other people and shop more quickly online.Following in...
O2 Wallet targets contactless payments market

Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down

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The Tribler BitTorrent client is no newcomer to the BitTorrent scene. It has been in development for more than 5 years and has delivered many innovative features, which have mostly been ignored by the masses. Today, however, Tribler is more relevant than ever before. Developed by a team of researchers...
Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

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The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. Read full...
Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

Government acknowledges PRISM spying program, disputes details

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Earlier Thursday, the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers reported in definitive terms that the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping into the central servers of major Internet companies, potentially gaining unprecedented access to emails, files, photographs, video chats, online searches and other digital footprints. The nine corporations listed by the publications...
Government acknowledges PRISM spying program, disputes details

Facebook and Apple deny participation in US government spying program PRISM

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Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into [the] central servers of nine US-based Internet companies — two of the major tech companies involved, Apple and Facebook, have vehemently denied involvement. According to the Washington Post, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, AOL and PalTalk are...
Facebook and Apple deny participation in US government spying program PRISM
Facebook & Google CEOs Say NSA Spy Program Is News To Them

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

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The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. News: The Washington Post reported last night that there is a secret government program called PRISM, which allows the NSA to collect data directly from the central servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple But then, almost all those companies immediately denied knowledge of PRISM,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
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