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NSA Whistleblower Ed Snowden: From My Desk I Could Wiretap Anyone: You, A Federal Judge Or The President Of The US

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Yesterday, it was revealed that Ed Snowden was the whistleblower, who exposed some details of NSA surveillance capabilities, often going far beyond what people expected. If you haven't yet, you should watch his video interview with Glenn Greenwald where he goes into more detail: Here's a bit that caught my...
NSA Whistleblower Ed Snowden: From My Desk I Could Wiretap Anyone: You, A Federal Judge Or The President Of The US

FBI Pursuing Real-Time Gmail Spying Powers as "Top Priority" for 2013

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Despite the pervasiveness of law enforcement surveillance of digital communication, the FBI still has a difficult time monitoring Gmail, Google Voice, and Dropbox in real time. But that may change soon, because the bureau says it has made gaining more powers to wiretap all forms of Internet conversation and cloud...
FBI Pursuing Real-Time Gmail Spying Powers as "Top Priority" for 2013
NSA director refutes domestic surveillance allegations in Congressional budget hearing
The Laws That Make It Easy For The Government to Spy On Americans

Huawei: worried about cyber-espionage backdoors? You can look at our code

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After being branded a security risk by the US House of Representatives' Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and being banned from bidding on Australia's national broadband effort, a Huawei representative in Australia reiterated the company's position that the House committee's report amounted to "protectionism, not security." Huawei Australia Chairman John...
Huawei: worried about cyber-espionage backdoors? You can look at our code

DailyDirt: Flying Weapons

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If there's a way to make a weapon more mobile, the military has probably tried it. Bat bombs were created during World War II, but after spending a couple million dollars on development, the project was cancelled. Here are just a few more modern examples of flying weapons that are...
DailyDirt: Flying Weapons

GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence

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Civil liberties fears as eavesdropping agency recruits maths, physics and computing experts to analyse social networksFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest: all of them could be the source of valuable intelligence that the UK's intelligence agencies want to know about - and now government eavesdropping and security agency GCHQ is developing...
GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence

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

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

Indian Government Quietly Brings In Its 'Central Monitoring System': Total Surveillance Of All Telecommunications

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There's a worrying trend around the world for governments to extend online surveillance capabilities to encompass all citizens -- often justified with the usual excuse of combatting terrorism and/or child pornography. The latest to join this unhappy club is India, which has put in place what sounds like a...
Indian Government Quietly Brings In Its 'Central Monitoring System': Total Surveillance Of All Telecommunications

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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