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Obama’s NSA Panel Is Dead Before It Even Starts, Lacks Tech And Telco Execs

As part of his promises regarding better oversight of the National Security Agency, President Obama called for expert external opinion on where the lines of privacy should be drawn:<p><i>Fourth, we’re forming a high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications</i> …

REPORT: New Zealand Police Used NSA PRISM Data To Nab Kim Dotcom

The documents reviewed by Keith Ng at On Point show that the police fed "selectors" to the country's Government Communications Security Bureau, which in turn fed them to a secret intelligence system (redacted) related to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United …

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NSA has access to 75 percent of US Internet traffic, says WSJ

The large former monitoring base of the U.S. intelligence organization National Security Agency (NSA) in Bad Aibling south of Munich. Michaela Rehle<p>The National Security Agency's surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 percent of all U.S. Internet communications in the hunt for …

Fruit Brute And Fruity Yummy Mummy Are Back! Plus, All Five Monster Cereals Are Getting Retro Packaging!

My friends, let it be known that 2013 will be forever remembered as the Year of the Monster Cereals. Why? Because, for the first time in our …

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Secret Audit Finds NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands Of Times Each Year

Top secret documents and an internal audit leaked from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden show unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreigners inside the United States. Both are restricted practices.<p>Some of the infractions can be as simple as an analyst making a typo, but others include …

NSA’s spying could lose U.S. computing industry $35bn in three years

Report from tech think tank suggests foreign cloud users will now avoid U.S. companies<p>A new report from D.C.-based technology think tank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation spells a grim outlook for the U.S. computing industry in light of the recent NSA surveillance …

Obama's Intelligence Chief Will Head Up the Promised NSA Review

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last Friday, President Obama promised a review of current government surveillance practice by an …

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What Is PRISM?

Last night, the Washington Post and Guardian dropped concurrent bombshell reports. Their subject was PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, …

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The NSA Is Collecting Emails and Texts for Just Mentioning "Targets"

There's a story in the New York Times today that details how the NSA hasn't just been tracking communications to and from (potential) foreigners of …

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US Intelligence Watches Germany Closely

German intelligence services cooperate closely with the NSA, but the country is also a target of US surveillance, as a document seen by SPIEGEL makes …

Silent Circle Shuts Down Silent Mail, Marking Yet Another Encrypted Email Service To Bite The Dust

Another encrypted email service has gone offline.<p>In a blog post this morning, Silent Circle founder Jon Callas abruptly announced the closing of Silent Mail, the company's encrypted email service that allows people to send messages in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read …

NSA releases outline of security programs, says it 'only' touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic

Even as President Obama proposes a review of NSA procedures and oversight, the organization published a seven page document laying out in broad terms what it does, how it does it and why it thinks that's OK. As <i>Ars Technica</i> points out, the memo claims "We do not need to sacrifice civil liberties for …

First Lavabit, now Silent Mail: what secure mail is left?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: ollyy/Shutterstock<p>It has been tough week for those who love secure email clients and platforms. First, Lavabit, an …

Obama: I don't see Snowden as a patriot

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Friday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is not a patriot for leaking details of previously secret U.S. surveillance programs.<p>"No I don't think Mr. Snowden was a patriot," said Obama, who added that Snowden has been charged with three …

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens' email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian by Edward Snowden.<p>The previously undisclosed rule change …

Obama meets with tech execs on surveillance, privacy

WASHINGTON — President Obama hosted top executives from Apple, AT&T, Google and other tech and civil liberties groups at the White House on Thursday to discuss government surveillance, a White House official confirmed.<p>The meeting, which was first reported by Politico, was not on the president's …

To Avoid Being Ordered To Snoop On Users, Email Providers Shut Down

In the weeks since Edward Snowden leaked data on the NSA’s widespread phone and Internet surveillance systems, it became known that the secure email service Snowden relied on was the small privacy-centric provider Lavabit. Now, Lavabit’s founder Ladar Levison has decided to shutter the service, …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 1 1/2 quarts<p><b>Prep:</b><p>9 hours<p><b>Total:</b><p>9 hours<p>Creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with chunks of (eggless) chocolate chip …

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Homemade Honeycomb Candy

I’ve always wondered what chemistry tastes like. Wait… is that a thing that people say? No. You’re right.<p>A lot of things are chemistry in the …