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AT&T Secretly Gave Information On Network to Government Agencies

Documents obtained by The Daily Beast have shed light on AT&T’s massive data mining operation to assist in government surveillance. The program is called Project Hemisphere. It was mentioned in…

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Court Rules Bulk Data Collection by UK Agencies Violated Privacy Rights

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal handed down a ruling which found that UK intelligence agencies had been violating the privacy rights of British citizens for 17 years, from 1998 to 2015.…

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Legislators Request Briefing on Yahoo Email Scanning

Earlier in the month, it was reported that Yahoo was scanning all of its user’s emails to search for a specific series of characters at the behest of US intelligence…

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Report: Yahoo Scanned Incoming Emails at the Behest of Intelligence Agencies

Earlier today, Reuters published an article which suggests that Yahoo has been automatically scanning all of its users’ incoming emails at behest of a government agency. This began in 2015,…

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Snowden and Huang Design Device to Combat Phone Surveillance

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew Huang have designed a device which detects whether or not a phone’s radio is transmitting. This is to combat the ability of…

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Federal Judge Suppresses Stingray Evidence Obtained Without Warrant

District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan has suppressed evidence collected by the use of stingrays because the agency did not first obtain a warrant. This is the first time a federal…

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US Congress Tried, and Failed, to Strengthen the Patriot Act

While the cat is away, the mice will play, so to speak. Public outcry has determined the fate of unpopular bills in the past, so Congress appeared to be hoping…

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Senator Wyden Places Hold on Surveillance Bill

The Senate was seeking unanimous consent to quickly move forward with a vote on a bill that would expand FBI surveillance power. Senator Ron Wyden has voted against the proposal,…

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Senate Narrowly Rejects Expansion on FBI Surveillance

The US Senate has narrowly rejected a bill to expand FBI surveillance. The bill would expand the FBI’s use of national security letters (NSL). NSLs allow the FBI to demand…

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British House of Commons Passes Surveillance Bill

The British House of Commons has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, with support from the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. MPs from the Scottish National Party and other smaller…