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The U.S. Government Accuses the Chinese Military of Snooping, Reading Its Diary

Judge Calls Out Obama Admin For Overuse Of State Secrets Privilege In No-Fly Case

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President Barack Obama appears to look at the state secrets privilege in the United States the same way past Presidents have: it's a horrific injustice all the way up to the exact moment when it becomes available to them to use. For instance, after publicly campaigning against the Bush...
Judge Calls Out Obama Admin For Overuse Of State Secrets Privilege In No-Fly Case

Edward Snowden extradition attempts 'could take years'

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Hong Kong legal experts say US could face lengthy diplomatic and legal process to try NSA whistleblower in American courtAny attempt by the US to extradite the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong for espionage could take years and be blocked by China, legal experts have said.The warning comes...
Edward Snowden extradition attempts 'could take years'
Secret Service probing hack on former president George W. Bush's email

Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'

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New open-source drop box for leaked documents co-created by Aaron Swartz launches, provides 'secure route' for sourcesWhen Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker who now edits at Wired magazine, came up with the idea two years ago of creating an open-source drop box for leaked documents along the lines of WikiLeaks,...
Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'

In Leak Case, State Secrecy in Plain Sight

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Pfc. Bradley Manning's public trial over state secrets has itself become a state secret, David Carr writes....
In Leak Case, State Secrecy in Plain Sight

Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail

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Rallies and events staged around world ahead of former intelligence analyst's return to military court next weekSupporters of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who is accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in America's history, held a series of rallies across the US and the world on...
Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail
Julian Assange, Wikileaks and Information as a Weapon

Attorney in Wiretapping Case Says Obama Admin as Bad or Worse than Bush on State Secrets

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Attorney in Wiretapping Case Says Obama Admin as Bad or Worse than Bush on State Secrets

Justice Sotomayor Doesn't Want Cameras In The Supereme Court Because Americans Won't Understand

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This adminstration is having a hard time reaching its goal of being the "transparentest place on earth," what with its executive orders, state secrets and a whole lot of "as you were" in reference (deference?) to existing Bush-era policies. To make matters worse, Obama's appointees are proving themselves to be...
Justice Sotomayor Doesn't Want Cameras In The Supereme Court Because Americans Won't Understand

Perspective: 1987 Panel On The Press, National Security, And Official State Secrets

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As we observe what we can in the Bradley Manning trial, it is difficult not to also consider where the mainstream press and Wikileaks fall on the spectrum of their duties to the public and, if any, to the governments whose secrets they expose. In the opinion of some, the...
Perspective: 1987 Panel On The Press, National Security, And Official State Secrets

Key witness in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial defends Reddit webchat

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Lauren McNamara says 'none of this is private information' while discussing her online conversations with Manning in 2009A former confidante of the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning has defended her decision to hold an online Q&A about the soldier's forthcoming trial, despite her having been named as a key defence witness.In...
Key witness in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial defends Reddit webchat

Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

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(Photo: MNN) Worrying about having your email hacked is so 2012. Instead, the newest hacking trend researchers are examining is less about your online life than it is about your physical body: soon, blackhat badasses and government spies could hack into your brain. (Dun dun dun.) Wired reports that brain-computer...
Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

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

Can evil data scientists fool us all with the world's best spam?

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While most of the concern over web security has to do with criminal activity such as cyberterrorism, state secrets and hacktivism, there’s a far more annoying threat lurking beneath the surface. It’s a new generation of spam that does away with brute force email barrages in favor of fake online...
Can evil data scientists fool us all with the world's best spam?
Gov't won't even give page counts of secret PATRIOT Act documents

Nokia Caught Exposing User Data To Potential Snoops

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Nokia has changed how it handles data after an investigation by IT blogger Guarang K Pandya. Pandya uncovered how Nokia was having all of its handset users' supposedly secure data diverted to its own servers, unencrypted, then re-encrypted and sent out to its intended destination server. They did this through...
Nokia Caught Exposing User Data To Potential Snoops

The Petraeus Affair: Human Nature Beats IT Security Every Time

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The unfolding scandal with former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus (ret.) and the crazy cast of characters that seem to have bumbled their way from positions of power and opportunities for greatness are at once a tale of human weakness - and also why there will always be a need...
The Petraeus Affair: Human Nature Beats IT Security Every Time

U.S. Government & Military To Get Secret-Worthy Android Phones

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The amount of stuff we trust to fly in and out of our smartphones is astounding. Just look at what happened when a couple of reporters got access to an unwitting (and rather unlucky) Apple employee’s iMessages alone — within days, they learned more about him than most people know...
U.S. Government & Military To Get Secret-Worthy Android Phones

China Goes After "Illegal" Online Maps

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Xinhua, the Chinese news outlet, is reporting this morning that the Chinese government will be implementing new standards that are aimed at preventing "state secrets being disclosed and uncertified maps published online." The rules are an update to standards adopted one year ago, and, according to the Xinhua article, require...
China Goes After "Illegal" Online Maps

US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

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William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused systemSuccessive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the former senior official who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush has claimed.William Leonard,...
US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

Bradley Manning trial: prosecution details al-Qaida interest in WikiLeaks

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US government presents evidence for 'aiding the enemy' charge which must prove Manning knowingly harmed US securityThe US government is seeking to bolster its case against Bradley Manning, the source of the largest leak of state secrets in American history, by presenting the soldier's trial with evidence that Osama bin...
Bradley Manning trial: prosecution details al-Qaida interest in WikiLeaks

This Week in Online Tyranny

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I said last week that "When the level of evil plummets...I wonder, for instance, if Tinhorns the world over aren't taking the week off to apply neat's foot oil to their collection of rubber hoses." I had no idea how right I'd be. Cuba arrests blogger Diana Virgen García. Garcia,...
This Week in Online Tyranny
Where 'We Steal Secrets,' The Wikileaks Film, Falls Short

Government seeks to shut down NSA wiretapping lawsuit

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The "secret room" in AT&T's Folsom Street office in San Francisco is believed to be one of several Internet wiretapping facilities at AT&T offices around the country feeding data to the NSA. Mark Klein SAN FRANCISCO, California—Warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency began as a Bush-era program in...
Government seeks to shut down NSA wiretapping lawsuit

WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

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MIT computer scientist attacks founder in series of tweets that claim his actions 'put WikiLeaks supporters at risk'Julian Assange has lost another of his dwindling band of loyal supporters. David House, one of very few people to have met both Assange and the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, has denounced the...
WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

Al Jazeera forced out of China after being refused new visas

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Al Jazeera has been forced to close its operations in China, after the government declined to renew the visa of the organisation’s China anchor, and refused to sanction a replacement. The Arabic news agency closed its English language channel in China on Monday, after American journalist Melissa Chan became the latest...
Al Jazeera forced out of China after being refused new visas
US Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano warns '9/11 in the cyber world' could happen 'imminently'

Hear That Deafening Silence From AT&T And Verizon About NSA Surveillance?

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As the various details have come out about the NSA leaks, many people are focused on PRISM, but it's pretty clear that the really big revelation so far was in how the telcos -- Verizon and AT&T being the big ones -- have continued to cooperate closely with the government,...
Hear That Deafening Silence From AT&T And Verizon About NSA Surveillance?
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