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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spying’

Author of the PATRIOT Act: NSA Abuses Its Power

On Veteran’s Day, US House representative Jim Sesenbrenner was in Brussels, Belgium, testifying before the European Parliament at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs about the ongoing abuse of the bill he wrote, the Patriot Act. There, he unveiled his true feelings, protesting the NSA’s mass spying, saying James Clapper should be terminated and put on trial, …

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NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors

Hundreds of anti-NSA protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to take part in the “Stop Watching Us” rally. The people marched in front of the Capitol to protest the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of American citizens. Several White House politicians were in attendance at the rally that the ACLU called the “biggest protest yet against NSA spying.” Representative …

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NSA “Cybercommander-In-Chief” & His Deputy To Resign

It’s been said that no publicity is bad publicity, but if you happen to be Gen. Keith Alexander, this year would contain enough bad publicity to drown even walking scandal Anthony Weiner. From the news that he wasted taxpayer dollars on fulfilling his Starfleet captain’s complex to his metadata dragnet of American citizens’ personal information, Alexander has had a tough …

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Julian Assange Discusses Life in Exile

Julian Assange has once again gained international attention. This time, however, it has less to do with his leaking-abilities and more to do with his cinematic critiquing. The Fifth Estate, a movie about the Wikileaks phenomenon and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has received harsh criticism from Assange. The Wikileaks founder has stated that the film is a “massive propaganda attack,’ and …

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Cybersecurity Legislation Asked for by NSA Director

On Wednesday, top cybersecurity officials and government leaders met at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how the federal government can partner with contracting companies in order to best protest the nation against cyber attacks. The keynote speaker at the event was Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). …

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Petrobras Discovered as Target of NSA Spying

Globo, Brazil’s largest television network, has reported on its show “Fantastico” that according to the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the US has been spying on Brazil’s state-run oil firm, Petrobras. Glenn Greenwald, a US journalist who has intimate ties with Edward Snowden, assisted Globo with their report on the situation. According to the documents, Petrobras has not been …

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Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel

Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad secret service. The Times of Israel reported that Turkish villagers captured a kestrel, a type of falcon, that they noticed …

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Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son

Edward Snowden is currently on the run from the U.S. government for leaking classified NSA information to newspapers around the world. He’s currently hiding out in a Moscow airport as he waits to hear from various countries around the world about his requests for asylum. The untold story in all of this is, of course, is what his parents must …

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Edward Snowden Releases First Statement Since Landing In Moscow

Edward Snowden, the man behind the recent NSA spy program leaks, is the most wanted man in the world at the moment. The U.S. government is doing everything it can to bring him back while journalists are still scouring a Moscow airport looking for him. Nobody knows where or how he is, but he’s apparently well enough to release a …

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Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even before we all learned about PRISM and the extent of the participation from the tech community, we knew that the …

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26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs

Early this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects mountains of phone and Internet data on American citizens. Some members of government defend the program, while others have been creating legislation to reign it in. Now a group of Senators are taking it a step further. The Hill reports that 26 senators led by Sen. Ron Wyden have demanded …

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Bold Move: Lawyer Demands Phone Records from NSA to Prove Client’s Innocence

This is either the most brilliantly executed defensive move I’ve heard about in quite some time, or possibly the most ill-conceived air-grab since my buddy asked to read his wife’s texts “to prove she’s getting them ok.” Only time will tell. Another question to remand to the future historians – what’s the deal with the NSA’s recently revealed phone data …

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