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Report: UK anti-terror plan to sweep up email, phone, online records

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By msnbc.com staffData on all phone calls, text messages, email traffic and online visits would be stored for a year in vast databases under a new anti-terrorism plan in Britain, The Telegraph reported Saturday on its website.The report, which did not cite sources, said that phone companies and broadband providers would be...
Report: UK anti-terror plan to sweep up email, phone, online records
FBI reportedly launches surveillance unit targeting online, VoIP communications

FBI forming “Communications Assistance Center” to help spy on Americans

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Only weeks after requesting backdoor access to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, the FBI is in the news again. Now the organization appears to be staffing the elite unit that will create the technologies to tap into Americans’ communications on social networks. CNet broke the story today,...
FBI forming “Communications Assistance Center” to help spy on Americans

House Approves Bill To Spy On Americans By Misrepresenting Or Lying About What's In The Bill

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We recently talked about how the House voted to approve the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) by a pretty wide margin, and noted some of the more bizarre and inaccurate statements that Representatives made in support of the renewal. Julian Sanchez has put together a nice summary of some of the...
House Approves Bill To Spy On Americans By Misrepresenting Or Lying About What's In The Bill

FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

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CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications. [Read more]...
FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

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The FBI is in the process of launching a new surveillance unit to help the bureau snoop on conversations that take place on Skype and other wireless communications, CNET reports. The new unit has a very unassuming name: the Domestic Communications Assistance Center. CNET parsed through government documents and interviewed...
The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

National Security Bosses Still Claiming It Would Violate National Security To Tell You If They Violate Your Privacy

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Via Julian Sanchez we learn that Senator Ron Wyden has released some updated responses from our national intelligence bosses concerning the questions that Wyden (and a few other Senators) have been asking for years. It's been pretty clear that a "secret" interpretation under the FISA Amendments Act (related to the...
National Security Bosses Still Claiming It Would Violate National Security To Tell You If They Violate Your Privacy
Wired: NSA building massive surveillance facility, 'everybody with communication is a target'

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

FBI forming specialized unit to cover electronic surveilance

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The FBI is reportedly forming a unit to develop new technologies for electronic surveillance, enabling the agency to expand monitoring capabilities for VoIP, wireless signals, and the Internet. According to Cnet, the Domestic Communications Assistance Center, located in Quantico, VA, will serve to intercept Skype conversations and analyze data received...
FBI forming specialized unit to cover electronic surveilance

U.S. Government Denies Reports That NSA Listens To Domestic Calls Without Legal Authorization

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Yesterday, a CNET story that alleged that the NSA disclosed during a secret Capital Hill briefing that its analysts can listen to domestic phone calls “simply based on an analyst deciding that,” got a lot of play in the tech and political blogosphere. Today, however, the Office of the Director...
U.S. Government Denies Reports That NSA Listens To Domestic Calls Without Legal Authorization
New FBI unit tasked with making Web and mobile communications easier to spy on

New Zealand Government Admits That Order To Suppress Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom Only Such Order Issued In 10 Years

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You may recall that, back in September, the New Zealand government admitted that the GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau), the local equivalent of the NSA had illegally spied on Kim Dotcom to aid American DOJ investigators. New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, apologized and ordered an investigation. Many were asking...
New Zealand Government Admits That Order To Suppress Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom Only Such Order Issued In 10 Years

Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

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According to a report filed by technology site CNET, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit dubbed the Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC). The briefing states that the DCAC's purpose will be "to invent technology that will let police more...
Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

SCARY: These Slides Show How The NSA Watches Your Every Online Move

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A top-secret April PowerPoint slideshow details how the National Security Agency partnered with nine tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, to monitor users activity. The NSA got direct access to these companies servers' in order to directly watch user communications. The program was nominally aimed at foreign actors, but...
SCARY: These Slides Show How The NSA Watches Your Every Online Move

MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks

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Committee flags up fears that telecoms firm Huawai could be involved in spying or cyber-attacksA group of MPs has lambasted the government for risking national security by failing to monitor the widespread use of Chinese equipment in Britain's phone and broadband networks.In a damning report into the potential threats posed...
MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks

Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan

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By msnbc.com staffData on all phone calls, text messages, email traffic and online visits would be stored for a year in vast databases under a new anti-terrorism plan in Britain, The Telegraph reported Saturday on its website.The report, which did not cite sources, said that phone companies and broadband providers would be...
Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan
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