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Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped

Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped

By Josh Wolford May 12, 2015

Google encrypts your Hangouts conversations, but it doesn’t use end-to-end encryption. This means that Google can wiretap your Hangouts at the government’s request. That’s one big revelation from a recent reddit AMA with Richard Salgado, Google’s director for law enforcement …

The NSA Is Getting Off on Your Sexts, Says Snowden The NSA Is Getting Off on Your Sexts, Says Snowden

According to NSA leaker and current resident of Russia Edward Snowden, the lovely folks at the NSA are intercepting your naked selfies and passing them around the office like adolescent boys – you know, because of course they are. Snowden …

Edward Snowden Story Coming to Silver Screen as Sony Buys Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book Edward Snowden Story Coming to Silver Screen as Sony Buys Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book

One of the most compelling, and still unfolding stories in years will hit the silver screen in the coming years, as reporter Glenn Greenwald’s just-published book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U. S. Surveillance State, …

‘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

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 …

These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA’s Collection Of Webcam Images These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA’s Collection Of Webcam Images

On Thursday, The Guardian reported that the NSA had given legitimacy to all the conspiracy theorists who cover up the webcams on their laptops with the reveal of Optic Nerve. The program, carried out by both the NSA and Britain’s …

FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA

Since June of last year, the Obama administration has been on damage control in regards to the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In various speeches since then, the president has defended the surveillance programs while also promising to …

The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass

As the legal battles between early Google Glass adopters and the law enforcement officials who can’t stand the Glassholes heat up, the country’s largest municipal police force is warming to the new tech. VentureBeat is reporting that the New York …

Introduce Your Child To The Surveillance State With The FiLIP Smart Watch Introduce Your Child To The Surveillance State With The FiLIP Smart Watch

Kids just love to scamper off into the nether when their parents aren’t looking. Previously, the only way to prevent this was to either actually educate your children or slap a leash on them. Disturbingly, too many parents often choose …

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 What The NSA Is Doing Majority Of Americans Don’t Like What The NSA Is Doing
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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
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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 …