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Hackers Auction What They Claim Are NSA Cyber Weapons

A hacking group is holding an auction for what it claims are cyber weapons. This group, known as The Shadow Brokers,  claim to have stolen the hacking tools from another…

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Judge Allows Discovery in NSA Lawsuit

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is claiming a victory after a California judge lifted the stay of discovery on a lawsuit against the NSA. The case was first filed by…

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NSA’s Machine Learning Algorithm May Be Killing Innocent People

Machine learning algorithms are incredibly useful. Generating search engine results and assisting in scientific research are among the numerous applications of such algorithms. Despite their utility, perhaps the existing algorithms…

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NSA Reported to Be Spying on Communications Between Congress and Israel

The Obama administration is under heavy criticism after it was reported that the NSA was spying on communications of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, and in the process scooped up…

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Senators Prepare Legislation to Extend NSA Surveillance, Mandate Encryption Backdoors

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, members of US law enforcement agencies as well as other government officials were quick to push the notion that more surveillance is needed…

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FBI to Increase Wiretapping, Snowden and Encryption Blamed for Paris Attacks

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, the FBI is going to increase wiretaps on suspected ISIS sympathizers within the US. Agents told CNN that there are no known…

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Judge Orders NSA to Stop Collecting Phone Records

A federal judge has ordered the NSA to stop collecting phone records of two plaintiffs, affirming his previous ruling that the NSA bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional. Back…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Wikimedia Suit Against NSA

As previously reported in March, the Wikimedia foundation filed a lawsuit against the NSA over its mass surveillance activities, which Wikimedia believes violates the First and Fourth Amendments. Previous lawsuits…

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Obama Administration To Give Up On Legal Backdoor In Encryption

The Obama administration has announced it will not be seeking a legal mandate for backdoors into encrypted services, FBI Director James Comey has announced. During a hearing in front of…

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European Court of Justice Overturns Safe Harbor Deal Amid Fears of NSA Spying

The Safe Harbor data sharing agreement between the US and the European Union(EU) is no more. A ruling by the European Court of Justice finds that the deal is inadequate…