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Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media “sentiment”
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The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media monitoring database. When some reporters objected, a DHS spokesman dismissed their concerns as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.” Service providers who want to bid for ...[Read more]
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DHS may have found unauthorized Mass Phone Listening Devices in Washington DC
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The Associated Press reports today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it found what appear to be unauthorized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, in Washington DC last year. The agency told Senator Ron Wyden in a ...[Read more]
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Snowden Revealed a Secret Document Showing How NSA Tracked Bitcoin Users
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News Edward Snowden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, has put National Security Agency (NSA) documentation at the disposal of online news organization The Intercept displaying a secret program that was set to spy on Bitcoin trading on th ...[Read more]
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Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population
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The study reveals that Facebook labels over 73 percent of its EU users with interests linked to sensitive personal data, which corresponds to 40 percent of the overall EU population. This means that the data of around 205 million Europeans isn’t complet ...[Read more]
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Five Corporations Hire Two Intelligence Firms to Spy on Activists
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A new revelation by the Guardian, based on leaked documents, exposes a widespread project of large corporations to spy on human rights and environmental groups. Caterpillar used informant group to spy on Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, w ...[Read more]
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Big Brother is watching? New Facebook facial recognition spots you even if you are not tagged
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The world's largest social network has just rolled out a new feature of its facial recognition technology that will notify users when someone has uploaded a photo of them even if they havent been tagged in it on Facebook. ...[Read more]
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Leaked memos reveal GCHQ efforts to keep mass surveillance secret
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The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has repeatedly warned it fears a "damaging public debate" on the scale of its activities because it could lead to legal challenges against its mass-surveillance programmes, classified internal documents reveal. Memos contai ...[Read more]
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German government wants backdoor access to every digital device
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The RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported that Thomas de Maizière had written up a draft proposal for the interior minister conference, taking place next week in Leipzig, which he has called “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret ...[Read more]
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UK intelligence agencies are being sued for spying on Amnesty International
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One of the claims, brought by an alliance of 10 human rights organisations, has been considered by the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) in London, which takes some of its evidence in secret. Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate - sen ...[Read more]
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The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy
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Let's think through the troubling implications of the latest surveillance-state news. "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the ...[Read more]
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Heathrow Airport Top Secret Data Reportedly Found on USB Stick Left in Street
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Earlier in the day, the Sunday Mirror newspaper reported that an unemployed man had found a USB stick containing sensitive information about the type of IDs needed to access restricted areas at the airport, the location of CCTV cameras, a patrol timetable ...[Read more]
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