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FISA Court Pretends Every Member Of Congress Was Told Details Of Bulk Surveillance, Even Though They Weren't

So we already wrote about the declassification of the latest FISA Court ruling giving the giant rubber stamp of approval to the bulk records …

Court Reveals 'Secret Interpretation' Of The Patriot Act, Allowing NSA To Collect All Phone Call Data

The FISA Court (FISC) today released a heavily redacted version of its July ruling approving the renewal of the bulk metadata collection on <i>all phone</i> …

Udall, Wyden: Newly Declassified Court Opinions on Bulk Collection of Phone Data Underscore Need to Narrow Scope of NSA's Domestic Surveillance | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon

<b>Washington, D.C.</b> – <i>U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who serve on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued</i> …

UK Home Office defends nine-hour interrogation of journalist’s partner

Guardian editor explains why his newspaper destroyed its own computers.<p>Reactions are heating up surrounding the dramatic actions of the British …

U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories

By Timothy B. Lee<p>In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The British government had been pressuring the Guardian to return …

Rusbridger: destroying hard drives allowed us to continue NSA coverage

Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor-in-chief, has said that the destruction of computer hard drives containing information provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden allowed the paper to continue reporting on the revelations instead of surrendering the material to UK courts.<p>Rusbridger told BBC …

Scottish independence: Commonwealth status 'not automatic'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1003000/1003973_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534982297_378fccd62926095cefbbee8b9d168665<p><b>The Commonwealth's top official has suggested to Newsnight Scotland that an independent Scotland may have to apply for membership of the</b> …

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Scottish independence: Yes Scotland email account 'hacked'

<b>Police have been asked to investigate the "unauthorised access" of an email account linked to the Yes Scotland campaign.</b><p>The Daily Telegraph reported that police advised Yes Scotland to call in BT after the pro-independence campaign group received a media inquiry.<p>The inquiry appeared to be based on …

Unlock an iOS device with a Bluetooth keyboard

When you lock your iPhone or iPad with a passcode, the general process for using your device is that you hit the sleep/wake button or the Home …

Wyden, Udall Statement on Reports of Compliance Violations Made Under NSA Collection Programs | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon

<b>Washington, D.C.</b> – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) issued the following statement regarding reports that the NSA has …

Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on NSA Surveillance and Government Transparency

Terms like “bulk data collection” and “PRISM” may have only recently entered the national conversation, but Sen. Ron Wyden has been talking about …

Animated WebP graphics support no shoo-in for Chrome

Google introduced WebP in an attempt to speed up the Web, but now the company's engineers are raising concerns that one of the graphics format's features will actually slow it down.<p>WebP is designed to compress graphics more efficiently than JPEG, GIF, and PNG. Shrinking file sizes more means data …

As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters

In an ongoing effort to make Twitter more readily accessible to the world, Twitter continued its experiments with tweet translation on Wednesday, …

A Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes: Three Reasons Why Vendors Can’t Do Both Legacy and Cloud

Whether you call enterprise software sexy, cool or still super nerdy, there is no denying that this space is hot. There’s no shortage of headlines, …

Anti-NSA Surveillance Protests Gain Traction on Independence Day

Every day, more details are revealed regarding the National Security Agency’s classified surveillance programs, courtesy of whistleblower and former …

European Watchdogs Order Google to Rewrite Privacy Policy

If the U.K. has its way, Google’s privacy policies may soon get more easily digestible.<p>On Friday, the Information Commissioner’s Office in the United …

Good News, Germaphobes: Corning Working on Bacteria-Killing Smartphone Screens

Here’s something to think about: Your cellphone — the one that you hold up to your face during phone calls or fervently tap on to text friends — …

New PRISM leaks detail 'live notification' of email logins, sent messages, and chat service usage

The NSA can track real-time events such as email logins or the sending of email, and the logging in or out of a user to a chat service according to the Washington Post.<p>New PRISM slides shed further light on the program, a facet of the wider NSA surveillance programs that have in essence, along with …

The NSA's surveillance activity snags 500 million German 'communications connections' each month

Today in Der Spiegel, the NSA’s surveillance activities in Germany were detailed, including the collection of 500 million “communications connections” inside the country monthly. Spiegel states explicitly that the information collected includes phone calls, digital messages such as email, and chat …

Mail.ru Drops Google to Provide all Search Queries Itself

Russian Internet behemoth Mail.ru has officially announced that it’s dropping Google to provide <i>all</i> queries made by users of its own proprietary search engine, Search Mail.Ru.<p>This confirms rumors that circulated back in November last year, that suggested Mail.ru was planning to cancel its Google …

It's time for Google to build a Mailbox-style ‘inbox time machine’ right into Gmail

Google’s recent tab-based Gmail redesign showed that the company isn’t afraid to tackle a problem that far too many of us suffer – inbox overload. It could be doing a lot more, though. How long before it builds a Mailbox-esque ‘inbox time machine’ into its email service?<p>Mailbox received praise when …

France threatens trade talks over the NSA's surveillance activities, demands it stop 'immediately'

The NSA’s surveillance activities in Europe, and on European diplomatic function elsewhere have brought sharp rebuke from those targeted. Today France has taken that pushback a step further by directly threatening to slow or halt trade negotiations between the United States and the European …

Assange: Snowden is en route to Ecuador and “in a safe place” for now

On conference call, Assange also says Snowden's materials are secured. (MP3 available)<p>During a Monday morning conference call, WikiLeaks founder …

OS X 10.9 Mavericks preview: faster, smarter, and leather-free

<i>Below, enjoy our comprehensive preview of OS X Mavericks from June. We'll have an updated review for you — based on the retail version released on October 22nd — very shortly.</i><p>The 10th version of OS X, Mavericks, felt like an afterthought in the midst of Apple's radical overhaul of its mobile …

How to secure files from other users on external disks

If you use an external disk drive with OS X, you may notice that when it is mounted, it becomes available for all users on the system. Therefore, if you have files you have saved to a USB drive and you attach it to your system and you switch user accounts, those files will be viewable within the …

EU court lawyer backs Google in 'right to be forgotten' case

Google cannot be forced to remove "damaging" material from its search engine that was legally posted elsewhere, according to an adviser to the top court in Europe.<p>The senior adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), whose job it is to present a public and impartial opinion on cases the court …

Has Facebook morphed from innovator to serial copycat?

Facebook has recently been criticized for being uninspired, for basically redoing features from competitive products rather than adding truly innovative new elements to its platform.<p>Last week, for example, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) rolled out a new 15-second video capture and sharing …

Foxconn’s Firefox OS Hiring Spree

Now that electronics manufacturer Foxconn has partnered with Mozilla to develop devices running its Firefox operating system, the company is hiring …