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Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

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Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the...
Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures
Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

Video: Boeing’s Phantom Eye spy plane gets closer to flight

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The Phantom Eye rolls out of the hangar for a taxi test over the weekend. (Boeing image) Boeing said today that its hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye aircraft performed well in a medium speed taxi test over the weekend, one of the final milestones before  the first flight of the aircraft. The...
Video: Boeing’s Phantom Eye spy plane gets closer to flight

Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records

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White House upholds 'critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats' as senior politicians condemn practiceThe White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans' phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect...
Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

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Remember when the New York Times tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the population didn’t care. But perhaps the news that the National Security Administration has been collecting phone metadata on Verizon’s customers inside the U.S. might help people get hip to...
Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

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Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents. British newspaper the Guardian reported Thursday that the NSA, with authorization from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has been collecting...
Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

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Personal information uploaded by British computer users to cloud services such as Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive can be spied upon by US intelligence without the need to apply for a warrant, it has emerged. All documents and photographs stored on computer systems based in the US can be accessed...
The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

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James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has responded to reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian which broke news that authorities were monitoring data from US citizens via a number of major tech firms. A statement from Clapper claims that the reports on the PRISM program — Section 702...
WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

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New legislation aims to reform the Patriot and FISA Amendments Acts to apply greater oversight and control to the government's surveillance programs.The bill, the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013, comes following dramatic revelations about how the National Security Agency collects certain types of data about U.S....
New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate
The Laws That Make It Easy For The Government to Spy On Americans

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

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The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according...
If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

Just Like Google, Microsoft Formally Challenges Data Disclosure Gag Order

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Microsoft has filed a motion in the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking permission to publicly disclose information on requests received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. Previously, Facebook reached an agreement with the federal government to disclose its data requests from governmental agencies in aggregate. In a motion...
Just Like Google, Microsoft Formally Challenges Data Disclosure Gag Order
Intelligence Chief Defends PRISM Program, And Says It Cannot Be Used To 'Intentionally' Target Any US Citizen

The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm

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As the US will neither affirm nor deny its vast dragnet of phone calls and emails, we must sue to protect our privacy and libertyThis week, cellphone carriers publicly reported that US law enforcement made an astounding 1.3m demands for customer text messages, caller locations, and other information last year....
The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm

Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

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Obama's director of national intelligence attacks programme's disclosure as 'reprehensible' and says it threatens securityThe US has admitted using a secret system to tap the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, overshadowing attempts by Barack Obama to force China to abandon its...
Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

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

U.S. Government: Reports About PRISM Contain "Numerous Inaccuracies"

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After the flurry of reports about the NSA’s alleged PRISM surveillance program earlier today, the U.S.’s Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper just released an official statement. According to Clapper, “The Guardian and The Washington Post articles refer to collection of communications pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign...
U.S. Government: Reports About PRISM Contain "Numerous Inaccuracies"

Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

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Technology companies want government's permission to give public a more detailed list of demands for data from their serversMicrosoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand over user data under the controversial...
Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

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Company follows Facebook, Microsoft and Apple in publishing details of data requests from law enforcement agenciesYahoo has joined the increasing number of technology companies publishing details of how many requests US law enforcement agencies have made for data on their users.The company gave more details of its dealings with US...
Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

Obama's Verizon phone records collection carries on Bush's work | Richard Seymour

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In opposition, he criticised policies allowing phone calls to be monitored; in office, he has continued and even extended themBarack Obama built up much of his electoral base as a critic of George W Bush's policies, from war to surveillance. In office, he has pursued many of the same policies...
Obama's Verizon phone records collection carries on Bush's work | Richard Seymour
The banality of surveillance

NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

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Yesterday a series of leaked photoshop slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. That leak has been followed up in the last 24 hours by a series of blanket denials as tech...
NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

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For the second year running, all snooping-on-citizens requests have been granted by our nation's most secret court, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for foreign intelligence...
US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits

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A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge breaks with tradition by taking a tiny step toward more openness in lawsuits brought by Google and Microsoft. They're trying to clear their names. [Read more]...
Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits

How The NSA Monitors America's Phone Trafffic

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Leaked court records revealed that the NSA is monitoring phone calls made by millions of Verizon customers--but how do they do it? A scoop from The Guardian confirmed what many people suspected--the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the phone activity of millions of Americans. Using a secret...
How The NSA Monitors America's Phone Trafffic

Analyzing Yahoo's PRISM non-denial

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Today, Yahoo's General Counsel posted a carefully worded denial regarding the company's alleged participation in the NSA PRISM program. To the casual observer, it might seem like a categorical denial. I do not believe that Yahoo's denial is as straightforward as it seems. Below, I have carefully parsed Yahoo's statement,...
Analyzing Yahoo's PRISM non-denial

Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

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Builder of warcraft, hoster of Blue Angels and all-around badass in aerospace engineering, Boeing is showing off its Unmanned Little Bird, among other unmanned systems, in Las Vegas this week at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference and exhibition. Whew. Insert...
Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

PRISM program lets FBI, NSA secretly mine data from 9 U.S. tech companies (report)

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The news that Verizon is supplying a wealth of call data to the National Security Agency is just the tip of the iceberg. The Washington Post reported today that nine other tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM. The companies...
PRISM program lets FBI, NSA secretly mine data from 9 U.S. tech companies (report)

Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007

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Towards the end of my piece this morning about the administration's ridiculous response to the leaked evidence and confirmation that the NSA is scooping up every single phone record (confirmed from Verizon at least, though you can assume it applies to everyone else as well) was a quick note mentioning...
Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007

Verizon says it would hand over phone records if it were to receive an order from the US National Security Agency

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A high-ranking executive at Verizon has reportedly sent a statement to employees addressing an article, published by The Guardian, which suggests that the company has been forced to hand over phone records for millions of its customers to the US National Security Agency. Randy Milch, Executive Vice President of Public...
Verizon says it would hand over phone records if it were to receive an order from the US National Security Agency
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