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Consumers, privacy advocates call for investigation into PRISM

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The backlash against the PRISM surveillance program, which The Washington Post reported gives the U.S. government a direct pipeline to data from major consumer technology companies -- is in full force, with several groups calling for a full Congressional investigation of the program. Read full article >>...
Consumers, privacy advocates call for investigation into PRISM
New leak shows feds can access user accounts for Google, Facebook and more

Lawmakers reintroduce cyberthreat information-sharing bill

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Two U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill over the objections of some privacy advocates and digital rights groups. As promised, Representatives Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat, have reintroduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that...
Lawmakers reintroduce cyberthreat information-sharing bill
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program

Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act

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We've pointed out that the unconstitutional FISA Amendments Act (along with its secret interpretation), look likely to get renewed before the end of the year. Senator Wyden is willing to drop his hold, but if he doesn't get certain amendments in, he wants to limit the length of the extension...
Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act
Google: There Is No PRISM Back Door To Our Servers, No Open-Ended Access To User Data

PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program

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What makes Prism shine? National Security Agency's megadata collection from Internet pipeline WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers. Around the world, government spies and eavesdroppers...
PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program

Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn legal immunity for telecom carriers that allegedly participated with a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program during the last decade. The Supreme Court, without comment, declined Tuesday to review a December 2011 appeals court decision upholding legal immunity for AT&T in...
Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case

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

Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers

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Google has denied involvement in a U.S. government surveillance program called Prism since news broke Thursday that the National Security Agency has been accessing the servers of some of the largest Internet companies, but now company executives insist they had never heard of the program."We had not heard of...
Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers

Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

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Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg sharply deny knowledge of Prism until Thursday even as Obama confirms program's existenceAmerica's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama confirmed the scheme's existence Friday.In a blogpost titled 'What the...?' Google co-founder...
Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

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Slide from secret PowerPoint presentation describes how program collects data 'directly from the servers' of tech firms• Obama deflects criticism over NSA surveillance Since Prism was first revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post, there has been much discussion across the media around exactly what the NSA's top-secret program...
NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

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The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden. Snowden has...
PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims
US appeals court overturns warrantless wiretapping decision against US government

Europeans call for answers over U.S. web spying allegations

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And so the international fallout from the revelations around the NSA’s wide-ranging PRISM surveillance program begins to appear. We’ve already had a spokesperson for the European Commission try to claim it’s a U.S.-only matter (it really isn’t), but now others in the EU are starting to weigh in with their...
Europeans call for answers over U.S. web spying allegations

Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

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There's more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider its August ruling in which it said the...
Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

PRISM Whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program

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Hot on the heels of the leaks and info about the NSA's surveillance program, PRISM, Edward Snowden has revealed himself as the whistleblower. He's employed by defense contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, and also worked as an NSA "techinical assistant." He's explained to The Guardian that his reasons for disclosing...
PRISM Whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program

Dissecting Tech's PRISM Spying Denials

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Apple, Google and more deny providing direct access surveillance program. But experts say they might have had to.    ...
Dissecting Tech's PRISM Spying Denials

Feature Friday: Standing Up For Your Users

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I saw this yesterday and it made me so happy: The list of technology companies allegedly participating in a vast US government surveillance program known as PRISM, which was just reported by the Washington Post and Guardian, is notable for one name that’s not on it: Twitter. When we think of features of services we...
Feature Friday: Standing Up For Your Users
The strange and unbelievable similarities in Google, Facebook, and Apple's PRISM denials
NSA 'Boundless Informant' software leak shows just how much data the government has

PalTalk: The PRISM company that you may have never heard of

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Apple, Google and Facebook may be the headline names among companies involved in a U.S. government surveillance program, but one firm -- PalTalk -- stands out precisely because it's so obscure. Here's a quick look at what PalTalk is, and why it may have piqued the interest of the U.S....
PalTalk: The PRISM company that you may have never heard of

What does the PRISM logo mean?

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The freaky Dark Side of the Moon-style design looks like something a Bond villain would use - but it does sum up the surveillance program pretty neatlyWhat does a top secret surveillance program need, aside from the ability to spy on virtually every internet user, and the sense not to...
What does the PRISM logo mean?

Google faces potential fines over privacy policy in France, Spain

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Data-protection officials in France and Spain are leading a Europe-wide push for Google to change parts of its privacy policy deemed to violate European data-protection laws. The effort comes as Google faces several inquiries from European regulators about its consumer and business practices, and amid questions about its participation...
Google faces potential fines over privacy policy in France, Spain

Last week on GigaOM Research: the IBM/SoftLayer acquisition and the future of innovation

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With much of the EU and US in an uproar over the news that the NSA has been monitoring communications from Verizon and some of the biggest intent giants (including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and many others), conspiracy theorists are having a field day while Dropbox, Apple, and others are going...
Last week on GigaOM Research: the IBM/SoftLayer acquisition and the future of innovation

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
Anonymous 'leaks' already-public NSA documents unrelated to PRISM
Flame: The Skype-Sniffing, Bluetooth-Enabled Super Spy Tool Is A Harbinger

New PRISM slides: more than 100,000 'active surveillance targets,' explicit mention of real-time monitoring

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The Washington Post has revealed four new slides from its trove of top secret PRISM information, appearing to confirm earlier reporting about the US government surveillance program. Notably, the new slides appear to confirm whistleblower Edward Snowden's claims that PRISM allows the NSA and FBI to perform real-time surveillance...
New PRISM slides: more than 100,000 'active surveillance targets,' explicit mention of real-time monitoring

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn legal immunity for telecom carriers that allegedly participated with a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program during the last decade....
U.S. Supreme Court won't hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case
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