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Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency

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Google gave the press statements yesterday denying it was involved with the NSA’s PRISM data gathering program. Today, it’s making that statement more strongly and taking it directly to its users, through a blog post. US Government Has No Direct Access To Google Writing today, Google... Please visit Marketing Land...
Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency

Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

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Free speech groups say the bill – which Obama has vowed to veto – hands US authorities too much power to use private dataFree speech advocates are calling for the Senate to block controversial cybersecurity legislation they claim will give the US authorities unprecedented access to online communications.The House of Representatives on...
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

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?

Boundless Informant NSA data-mining tool - four key slides

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The top-secret Boundless Informant tool details and maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks    ...
Boundless Informant NSA data-mining tool - four key slides

National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful

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The U.S. government on Saturday again defended its information gathering techniques as both lawful and necessary and insisted that this week’s reports “have not given the full context.” In a statement, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper essentially confirmed reports in the Guardian and the Washington Post, but said...
National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful

Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

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On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a new draft of CISPA, the dangerous cybersecurity bill that threatens to give the government access to huge amounts of personal data. Despite small improvements in some areas, the bill still has huge problems and lacks adequate privacy safeguards—and the House is going...
Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

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A bunch of groups are teaming up this week to call for a week of action against CISPA just as Congress is gearing up, yet again, to push through this cybersecurity bill based on a lot of FUD, with little to back it up. To be clear, there are a...
Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

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We've talked in the past about the problematic efforts to push for new cybersecurity regulations, especially when little to nothing has been done to show the actual problem. There has been quite a turf war over who would "own" cybersecurity within the federal government, with some wanting to give it...
DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

Did FBI Counterterrorism Agent Reveal That Feds Now Record All Phone Calls?

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It's long been assumed (or hinted at very strongly by a variety of evidence) that the feds have been making and collecting copies of pretty much every digital communication available. A whistleblower from AT&T more or less revealed the details on that. The NSA's ability to collect all this data...
Did FBI Counterterrorism Agent Reveal That Feds Now Record All Phone Calls?

Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

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In future, the public may never be alerted to NSA-type revelations because surveillance is fast becoming automatedKurt Vonnegut once opined: "Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power." That power corrupts is hardly debatable. For that reason, the evolution of espionage has run in parallel with the development...
Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

Narus, the company that develops tools that NSA uses to spy on us (remember that AT&T scandal? Narus tool was at the center of it), has developed a tool that recreate social connections within social networks!

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Narus, the company that develops tools that NSA uses to spy on us (remember that AT&T scandal? Narus tool was at the center of it), has developed a tool that recreate social connections within social networks!

NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers

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National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander calls Defcon the "world's best cybersecurity community" and asks for their help. [Read more]...
NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers

PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden looks to WikiLeaks ask he exits Hong Kong for Moscow

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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who exposed PRISM, has left Hong Kong for Moscow and is now receiving aid from WikiLeaks. In a statement released by the WikiLeaks team, Snowden “is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal...
PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden looks to WikiLeaks ask he exits Hong Kong for Moscow

The Raw Story | Former NSA executive charged in newspaper leak case

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The Raw Story | Former NSA executive charged in newspaper leak case
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US
NSA had no 'direct access' to tech company servers, say CNET sources
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

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The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guardian. The charges listed include Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communications on National Defense Information and "Willful Communication of Classified...
US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

NSA: 'Anonymous Might One Day Hack Power Grids!' Anonymous: 'Huh?!?'

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The fight to ramp up the fear mongering over cybersecurity has reached new and even more ridiculous levels -- in which an "anonymous" government source claims (without quotations) that the head of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander, recently briefed the White House claiming that the non-group Anonymous might be able...
NSA: 'Anonymous Might One Day Hack Power Grids!' Anonymous: 'Huh?!?'

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit

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On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, tossed one of the few remaining lawsuits fighting the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The court unanimously ruled (PDF) in Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama that the (now-defunct) Muslim charity could not bring a lawsuit against the government itself,...
Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

General Dynamics locks down Android, demos ultra-secure LG Optimus 3D Max

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General Dynamics doesn't exactly make the sexiest gear in the world. But, it sure has this secure gadget thing on lockdown. The NSA contractor is moving to ensure that Android is as snoop proof as can be with its new GD Protected software. The heart of the system is...
General Dynamics locks down Android, demos ultra-secure LG Optimus 3D Max

Google CEO on NSA spy program: We're definitely not involved

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Either Google is lying, or news organizations have misinterpreted an apparently leaked National Security Agency document supposedly disclosing a PRISM surveillance program. [Read more]...
Google CEO on NSA spy program: We're definitely not involved

New NSA Warrantless Tactics Reveal Little Room For Presumption Of Innocence

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The Guardian released new details about the National Security Agency’s spying practices, which reveals how analysts can store vast sums of data without a warrant. Specifically, if the NSA “inadvertently” stumbles upon anything related to a potential crime, it can store the data for later investigations. Quite reasonably, the Supreme...
New NSA Warrantless Tactics Reveal Little Room For Presumption Of Innocence
NSA has been collecting records on every call made in America for the last seven years

Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up

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And... yet another leak of NSA surveillance capabilities to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald (who damn well better get a Pulitzer Prize for this) suggests pretty strongly that the NSA has directly lied, multiple times, when asked to disclose how many people it had spied on in the US. As we've...
Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up
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