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Cybersecurity business privacy | Homeland Security News Wire

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cybersecurity business privacy | Homeland Security News Wire.   In response to announcements by Appleand Googlethat they would make the data customers store on their smartphones and computers more secure and safer from hacking by law enforcement, spies, and identity thieves, FBI director James Comey is asking Congress to order tech companies to build their […]

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Police Department Requesting Facebook Passwords From Gun Permit Applicants | The Free Thought Project

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Police Department Requesting Facebook Passwords From Gun Permit Applicants | The Free Thought Project. Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service The Watervliet, N.Y., Police Department is asking pistol permit applicants for access to their Facebook accounts. Kit Daniels | Infowars.com The department recently sent an applicant a form which asked for his Facebook […]

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FBI director to citizens: Let us spy on you | Ars Technica

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

FBI director to citizens: Let us spy on you | Ars Technica. by Robert Lemos – Oct 16 2014, 6:30pm EST   The expanding options for communicating over the Internet and the increasing adoption of encryption technologies could leave law enforcement agents “in the dark” and unable to collect evidence against criminals, the Director of […]

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FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Force Them To | Motherboard

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Force Them To | Motherboard. Written by Jason Koebler Everyone is stoked that the latest versions of iOS and Android will (finally) encrypt all the information on your smartphone by default. Except, of course, the FBI: Today, its director spent an hour attacking the companies […]

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Hundreds of US police forces have distributed malware as “Internet safety software” – Boing Boing

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of US police forces have distributed malware as “Internet safety software” – Boing Boing. Law enforcement agencies have been buying and distributing Computercop, advising citizens that the software is the “first step” for protecting their kids; one sheriff bought copies for every family in the county. But Computercop isn’t security software — quite the […]

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TSA officers try to screen passenger after his flight, threaten him after refusal (VIDEO) — RT USA

TSA officers try to screen passenger after his flight, threaten him after refusal (VIDEO) — RT USA

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

TSA officers try to screen passenger after his flight, threaten him after refusal (VIDEO) — RT USA. A man was recently stopped by TSA agents in the Denver International Airport and asked to undergo additional screening after he had already flown from Minneapolis. The man refused their requests, capturing the encounter on video. Kahler Nygard […]

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Apple – Privacy – Government Information Requests

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Apple – Privacy – Government Information Requests. Our commitment to customer privacy doesn’t stop because of a government information request. Government information requests are a consequence of doing business in the digital age. We believe in being as transparent as the law allows about what information is requested from us. In addition, Apple has never worked […]

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FBI launches national facial recognition system – New York News

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

FBI launches national facial recognition system – New York News. NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fully rolled out a new biometric identification system that includes facial recognition technology. The FBI, working with the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, says the Next Generation Identification System is now fully operational. The system […]

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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.. By Rob Waugh posted 28 Aug 2014 – 04:38PM [There have been many comments to this story from people who are assuming that these ‘towers’ are physical installations. There’s no reason to assume this is the case: it’s far likelier that they are mobile installations […]

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NSA search engine allows law enforcement to scour data on citizens — RT USA

NSA search engine allows law enforcement to scour data on citizens — RT USA

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NSA search engine allows law enforcement to scour data on citizens — RT USA. The United States National Security Agency has built a massive information sharing system intended to allow intelligence community analysts from across the US government access hundreds of billions of records detailing the lives of people the world over. This “Google-like” search […]

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4 senators raise alarm about NSA collection of Americans’ e-mails, phone calls – The Washington Post

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 senators raise alarm about NSA collection of Americans’ e-mails, phone calls – The Washington Post. By Ellen Nakashima Four Democratic senators have sent a letter to the director of national intelligence expressing concerns about the scope of the collection of Americans’ e-mails and phone calls under a National Security Agency program that targets foreigners […]

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Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept. By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux 23 Jul 2014, 2:45 PM EDT The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner […]

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New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic. Conor Friedersdorf Jul 21 2014, 6:00 AM ET John Napier Tye is speaking out to warn Americans about illegal spying. The former State Department official, who served in the Obama administration from 2011 to 2014, declared Friday that ongoing NSA surveillance abuses are taking […]

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DOJ refuses to pursue criminal investigation of CIA spying on Senate staffers — RT USA

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

DOJ refuses to pursue criminal investigation of CIA spying on Senate staffers — RT USA.   The United States’ Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it won’t pursue a criminal probe into the CIA’s alleged monitoring of Senate staffers.

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The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook – Quartz

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook – Quartz. By Leo Mirani and Max Nisen You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically […]

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Audit NYPD! Activists demand answers after news of police spying on political groups — RT USA

Audit NYPD! Activists demand answers after news of police spying on political groups — RT USA

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Audit NYPD! Activists demand answers after news of police spying on political groups — RT USA.   Following the news that the New York Police Department sent undercover officers to monitor political organizations, multiple activist groups are looking for an audit of the department’s wide-ranging surveillance program. The complaint has been filed with the NYPD’s […]

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Who’s against Net neutrality? Follow the money | Net neutrality – InfoWorld

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who’s against Net neutrality? Follow the money | Net neutrality – InfoWorld. By Eric Knorr | InfoWorld Forget big data — in the case of Net neutrality, just a little bit of data tells a compelling story. Last week, the nonpartisan research organization MapLight, which focuses on campaign financing, sent me a handful of numbers […]

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Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles – Local News – lancasteronline.com

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles – Local News – lancasteronline.com. By BRETT HAMBRIGHT | Staff Writer Brett Hambright is a Lancaster Newspapers staff writer who covers crime and the Lancaster County court system. He can be reached at bhambright@lnpnews.com or (717) 481-6026. You can also follow @BrettHambright on Twitter. | Updated […]

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Florida man arrested for filming another arrest — RT USA

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Florida man arrested for filming another arrest — RT USA. A Florida man is facing criminal charges after an officer arrested him – all for taping the officer as he attempted to detain another individual. The incident began on St. Patrick’s Day, when Miami-Dade Officer Michael Valdez arrived at a store in Cutler Bay in […]

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Full NHS hospital records uploaded to Google servers, “infinitely worse” story to come – Boing Boing

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Full NHS hospital records uploaded to Google servers, “infinitely worse” story to come – Boing Boing. PA Consulting, a management consulting firm, obtained the entire English and Welsh hospital episode statistics database and uploaded it to Google’s Bigquery service. The stats filled 27 DVDs and took “a couple of weeks” to transfer to Google’s service, […]

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