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Agency deployed mass tracking devices across US that could record up to 1,800 license plates a minute, according to internal documents obtained by the ACLU<p>The FBI has deployed surveillance technology that can read car license plates around the country despite its own internal worries about the …

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NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

• Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful<br>• Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA<p>The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal …

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Shaping a Common Future

Hey everybody! Its been awhile since you've heard from us so let me get you caught up...<p>The World Scout Youth Conference concluded an Rogla and it …

It’s Official: There Is A New Edward Snowden

Close ob­serv­ers of the sur­veil­lance leaks have for months spec­u­lated that there may be an­oth­er leak­er be­sides Snowden. <i>The In­ter­cept</i>, a …

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Snowden should cut deal and return to U.S., German minister says

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him.<p>Snowden's grant of political asylum in Russia expires …

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India summons U.S. diplomat over report of NSA spying

India has summoned a senior U.S. diplomat over reports the United States authorized its National Security Agency to spy on the ruling party, the BJP, an official said Wednesday.<p>The official spoke on condition of anonymity.<p>According to the latest disclosures by NSA leaker Edward Snowden published by …

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House surprises with vote to limit NSA spying capabilities

Not law yet, but clear Congressional dissatisfaction with the NSA<p>A proposal to block the NSA from using backdoor searches on US communications without warrants has been passed by the House of Representatives. The surprise vote, adopted 293-123, is an amendment to the 2015 Defense appropriations …

How the NSA plans to prevent another Snowden

The National Security Agency is working overtime to make sure another Edward Snowden doesn’t happen again. But many of the methods are rubbing current NSA employees the wrong way.<p>Two former NSA officials told VentureBeat that the agency, still reeling from the Snowden debacle, has unleashed even …

Stephen Fry attacks 'squalid' coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Stephen Fry has denounced the government's failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as "squalid and rancid".<p>Opening a day of debate to galvanise action against spying by the British and US intelligence agencies, Fry …

Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on - video

Media says alleged double agent may have been tasked with spying on committee investigating NSA's activities in Germany<p>Published: 4 Jul 2014<p>Former vice-president argues whistleblower exposed 'violations of US constitution far more serious than crimes he committed'<p>Published: 10 Jun 2014<p>Wikipedia …

Spy program was suspended for being too aggressive

Persistent foreign spying threats prompted Canada's electronic-eavesdropping agency to embark on a counterespionage campaign so aggressive that its former chief says he "shut the place down" before it could be exposed to allegations of wrongful domestic surveillance.<p>The Communications Security …

China calls US 'mincing rascal' over hacking charges

Washington is playing the victim of cyber-espionage when in fact it is the world's top intelligence power, a Chinese state-run newspaper has said in a sharply worded editorial after US authorities levelled criminal hacking charges at China's army.<p>"Regarding the issue of network security, the US is …

NSA Records All Calls in 2 Countries, Report Says

The NSA collects and stores practically all phone calls — including both metadata and content — inside the Bahamas, according to a new report by <i>The</i> …

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.<p>The …

Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes

<i>NOTE: Ahead of the awarding of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes at 3 p.m. today, POLITICO is republishing this March 13, 2014, story looking at the issue raised by Edward Snowden being the source of stolen government documents that were used in the reporting of the NSA stories.</i><p>Next month, the trustees …

NSA Denies It Used 'Heartbleed' Bug to Gather Intelligence

The National Security Agency on Friday denied a report that it has been aware for years of the enormous 'Heartbleed' security flaw affecting millions of websites, but kept the information secret and used it for its own purposes.<p>Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources, reported Friday that the NSA …

Edward Snowden Wins ‘Truth-Teller’ Award

Hero or trait­or, Ed­ward Snowden can now add one thing to his re­sume: award-win­ner.<p>The former Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency …

Patriot Act Author: Only My Anti-NSA Bill Will Close ‘Loophole’ Spying on Americans

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>April 2, 2014, 1:34 p.m.<p>The one-time cham­pi­on of grant­ing the in­tel­li­gence com­munity more sur­veil­lance au­thor­ity is …

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US tech giants knew of NSA data collection, agency's top lawyer insists

The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency stated on Wednesday that US technology companies were fully aware of the surveillance agency’s widespread collection of data.<p>Rajesh De, the NSA general counsel, said all communications content and associated metadata harvested by the NSA under a …

U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet.<p>In a statement, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration said it wants to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned …

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a …

US criticised by UN for human rights failings on NSA, guns and drones

The US came under sharp criticism at the UN human rights committee in Geneva on Thursday for a long list of human rights abuses that included everything from detention without charge at Guantánamo, drone strikes and NSA surveillance, to the death penalty, rampant gun violence and endemic racial …

CIA Accused of Spying on Senate Intel Committee, Breaking Law

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched the panel's computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution.<p>"The CIA just went and searched the committee's computers," California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a lengthy speech on the Senate …

U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says

Senior U.S. officials were warned of imminent Russian military action in Crimea about a week before the troop movements that have sparked a major international crisis over Ukraine, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency tells NPR.<p>"I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian …

Report: British spy agency collected millions of Yahoo users' images

A British intelligence agency reportedly intercepted and stored millions of images from Yahoo users' video chats.<p>Under a program code-named Optic Nerve, the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, would collect still images in bulk from users when they chatted with others via webcam …

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What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …