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‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time

‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time

By Josh Wolford March 18, 2014

Operating behind its “wall of secrecy,” the National Security Agency has been put on one watchdog’s list of ‘Enemies of the Internet.’ “Identifying government units or agencies rather than entire governments as Enemies of the Internet allows us to draw …

NSA Gets Its Very First Privacy Officer NSA Gets Its Very First Privacy Officer

The NSA has always been a controversial government agency as its actions are deemed to go too far at times. Even before the Snowden leaks, people were skeptical of the agency after it was revealed that its powers were abused …

Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal
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Last week, President Obama announced a number of reforms to how the NSA conducts its business. Chief among those reforms was changing how the agency collects bulk cellphone metadata. Some felt that the program should be ended immediately though, and …

Majority Of Americans Don't Like The NSA Majority Of Americans Don't Like The NSA
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Since June of last year, Americans have learned more and more about the secret practices employed by the NSA due to leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. During that time, countless polls have been conducted as a way to …

Video Surveillance Market Continues to Expand Video Surveillance Market Continues to Expand

With the numerous disclosures from former NSA employee Edward Snowden that were released in 2013, a new light has been shined on a shadowy world of information gathering and government surveillance. While world governments scramble to appease their citizens and …

Obama To Outline NSA Reforms Next Week Obama To Outline NSA Reforms Next Week
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Shortly after Edward Snowden leaked details regarding the NSA’s surveillance practices, President Obama announced that he would put together a review panel that would recommend changes to how the agency conducts its surveillance operations. Now that that report is in …

The NSA Wants To Build A Quantum Computer The NSA Wants To Build A Quantum Computer
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Quantum computing is the next big thing, or at least it is in the eyes of futurists and scientists. The proposed technology promises faster compute speeds beyond anything currently available. The crazy thing is that we’re almost there, and that’s …

NSA Actions Ruled Legal by Federal Judge NSA Actions Ruled Legal by Federal Judge
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On Friday, New York federal judge William H. Pauley III ruled that the surveillance and collection activities overseen by the NSA are legal, dismissing a case brought against the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, by the ACLU. In his …

NSA Court Decision Gets The NMA Treatment NSA Court Decision Gets The NMA Treatment

Yesterday, a federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled that the NSA’s mass collection of phone records was unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment. The ruling was certainly welcome, but it doesn’t actually put an end to the NSA’s surveillance program. We’ll …

Santa Is Apparently Working For The NSA Santa Is Apparently Working For The NSA
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Santa Claus is the ultimate snoop. Every year, he spies on every one of us and puts us on a naughty or nice list. It only makes sense then that the NSA would want to recruit him for some of …

Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance
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AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …

NSA Spies On Porn Habits To Discredit Radicals NSA Spies On Porn Habits To Discredit Radicals
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Since June, we’ve learned that the NSA spies on just about everything we do in the name of stopping terrorism. As it turns out, the agency is even spying on our porn habits because it might just stop terrorists. Fresh …

These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA
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Last week, it was revealed that the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ collaborated on a program called MUSCULAR. In short, it would break into the data links that connect Google’s data servers and pilfer information without the company knowing about it. …

Feinstein's NSA Bill Gets Past Her Committee Feinstein's NSA Bill Gets Past Her Committee
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Ever since the Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA was collecting Americans’ phone records en masse, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has been the agency’s number one cheerleader. She has consistently argued that the collection of phone records was …

Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google
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One of the very first Snowden leaks alerted the world to the existence of PRISM – a program where the NSA is given access to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Yahoo and more. That particular program is …

The USA FREEDOM Act Has Gone Live The USA FREEDOM Act Has Gone Live
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Earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy began circulating a piece of legislation called The USA FREEDOM Act. We knew what the legislation would do, but we didn’t know any of the specifics until today. The Hill reports that Sen. Leahy …

White House Suggests New NSA Reforms White House Suggests New NSA Reforms
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Last week, The Guardian reported that the NSA was eavesdropping on 35 world leaders, including US allies. As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with those being spied on, while reports emerged that the spying programs were stopped after …