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Republican senator accidentally creates a meme by silently staring into your soul

The birth of #McConnelling<p>Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's campaign got more than it bargained for last week when its strange, silent ad of the senator doing little more than smiling, shaking hands, and pretending to work started to go viral. On Wednesday, one person on YouTube began …

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Others Reveal New Data on NSA Data Requests

Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft have all released new data about the national security requests they’ve received. Under new rules from the US government, each company is now allowed to provide how many requests for member data it’s received, the number of accounts impacted, and the …

Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About Mikko Hyppönen's TED Talk</b><p>Virtually every international Internet user is being watched, says hacker and cyber security expert Mikko Hyppönen. He calls for digital privacy in the age of government surveillance.<p>Privacy is non-negotiable. It …

Public Wi-Fi also a spying tool, Snowden documents show in new Canada scandal

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here’s a new and potentially explosive twist to our ongoing surveillance saga: according to CBC News, documents obtained by …

Obama calls for changes to NSA phone-records program

The president says a court OK will be required for the secretive spy agency to access data on calls placed and received and that the database should be held by a still-to-be-determined third party.<p>President Obama has ordered a redesign of the NSA's controversial phone-records program, saying the …

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NSA surveillance does little to prevent terrorism, says think-tank report

Is NSA surveillance really necessary to defend against terrorist attacks? It's been a common claim by the agency's defenders as the programs come under scrutiny, but a report released today by the New America Foundation casts doubt on that logic. The report examines how NSA surveillance functioned …

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

President Barack Obama is seriously considering some major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) and its surveillance programs, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The president will announce his decisions on Friday.<p>Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Surveillance

Don't be fooled by the 60 Minutes report on the NSA

Tonight's episode of <i>60 Minutes</i>featured what CBS promised was an unusual inside look at the secretive National Security Agency, but instead offered a routine look at the agency's propaganda with no critical voices. Opening with the disclosure that CBS correspondent John Miller formerly worked in the …

The NSA Isn't Ready to Stop Spying on You

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander stated during a hearing on Wednesday that the …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>The files provided by Edward …

Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records

The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret court that oversees surveillance.<p>In an unprecedented move prompted by the Guardian's disclosure in June of the NSA's …

Tech firms should be allowed to publish more data on US surveillance

Following the leaks about NSA surveillance, people demanded information about the scope and scale of the US government's data collection. In response, the administration offered internet companies a deal: they could publish the number of secret national security requests, but only if it was …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The NSA boasts in …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

NSA reportedly cracks down on staff who thought it was okay to share their logins with Edward Snowden

In a slightly ironic twist for the National Security Agency, <i>Reuters</i> reports that as many as 25 members of its staff have been "removed from their assignments" because they shared their private passwords with Edward Snowden while he worked there. A number of government offices are currently trying …

Google Security Engineers Take To Plus To Blast NSA

Google’s official response to a Washington Post report last month that the NSA was taking advantage of links in its and Yahoo’s data centers where data traveled unencrypted to intercept that data was one of tempered anger. “We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone …

Apple details how it handles customer data, discloses government information request stats

In light of the recent reporting in regards to the NSA and governments across the world and their connection to the data that technology companies hold on their customers, Apple has published a lengthy document detailing its customer privacy policies.<p>We believe that our customers have a right to …

Brazil Admits It Has Spied On U.S. Diplomats

When a Brazilian newspaper published a report that the U.S. had spied on Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, the country complained bitterly. Rouseff even postponed a state visit with President Obama.<p>On Monday, the Brazilian paper <i>Folha de S. Paulo</i> published a report that revealed a government …

New leaks reveal NSA and GCHQ listening posts in Berlin and Cyprus

A new series of leaks have revealed the locations of NSA and GHCQ in both Berlin, monitoring the German government, and in Cyprus, pulling raw web traffic from undersea data cables. The more sensitive revelations come from Germany, where the NSA has recently faced international criticism for …

Lavabit Founder Takes To Kickstarter To Open Source A New End-To-End Encryption Messaging Protocol

Ladar Levison, founder of the now-shuttered secure email provider Lavabit, has taken to Kickstarter to resurrect the concept of secure email in a new, open source form, and called the project Dark Mail initiative. A not-for-profit organisation called the Dark Mail Alliance, with Lavabit and Silent …