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Police Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracker From Courts Because Manufacturer Asked | American Civil Liberties Union

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Police Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracker From Courts Because Manufacturer Asked | American Civil Liberties Union. By Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 9:01am It appears that at least one police department in Florida has failed to tell judges about its use of a cell phone tracking device […]

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Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ Against NSA Surveillance

Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ Against NSA Surveillance

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ Against NSA Surveillance. (also see: http://www.reformgovernmentsurveillance.com) More than 5,300 web-based companies and other organizations, including Reddit, Imgur, Tumblr, Mozilla the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, have joined forces to protest National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11. “In January 2012 we defeated the […]

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Yes, we’re laughing at your naked body: airport security officer confesses

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yes, we’re laughing at your naked body: airport security officer confesses. Staff would make fun of images from full-body scanners and target passengers from 12 countries, a former US airport security worker has alleged. A former US airport security worker has confirmed the suspicions of many fliers by admitting that staff will often laugh and […]

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Activist Post: First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Activist Post: First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying. Activist Post On Monday, an Arizona state senate committee became the first legislative body in the country to pass a bill designed to thwart surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA). Senate Bill 1156 (SB1156), the […]

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The Daily Dot – How a major bank and the U.S. government joined forces to spy on Anonymous

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Daily Dot – How a major bank and the U.S. government joined forces to spy on Anonymous. By Dell Cameron on January 07, 2014 Email | Follow New details have surfaced regarding the surveillance protocols used by Bank of America to keep tabs on social activists. Last year, Anonymous hacktivists published 14 gigabytes of private emails […]

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Local police refuse to participate in ‘voluntary’ traffic checkpoints — RT USA

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local police refuse to participate in ‘voluntary’ traffic checkpoints — RT USA. The US government’s use of traffic checkpoints to gather drunk and drugged driving information from motorists has come under fire recently, so much so that some police agencies are withdrawing their participation. These checkpoints, established by a subcontractor for the National Highway Traffic […]

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Constitution ‘exemption’ zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge — RT USA

Constitution ‘exemption’ zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge — RT USA

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Constitution ‘exemption’ zone spans 100 miles inland of US border– judge — RT USA. A US federal judge has reaffirmed an Obama administration policy granting officials the authority to search Americans’ laptops, citing a controversial premise that makes citizens within 100 miles of the border eligible for a police check. District Judge Edward Korman made […]

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White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts – NYTimes.com

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts – NYTimes.com.   By CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID E. SANGER   Published: December 21, 2013     WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the […]

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White House panel: Little to no indication mass NSA surveillance thwarts terrorism — RT USA

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

White House panel: Little to no indication mass NSA surveillance thwarts terrorism — RT USA. At least one member of the White house panel charged with reviewing the NSA policies unveiled by Edward Snowden admitted he was surprised to learn that there is no evidence the massive collection of phone records has stopped any terrorist […]

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DNA samples taken at police checkpoint ‘gross abuse of power,’ say PA drivers — RT USA

DNA samples taken at police checkpoint ‘gross abuse of power,’ say PA drivers — RT USA

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

DNA samples taken at police checkpoint ‘gross abuse of power,’ say PA drivers — RT USA. AFP Photo / Ross Mantle A Pennsylvania community is asking questions after a government contractor, with help from the local police, pulled drivers off the road and into a parking lot to ask about their driving and – most […]

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US retailer Target confirms up to 40 million cards tainted by data breach — RT USA

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

US retailer Target confirms up to 40 million cards tainted by data breach — RT USA. One of the largest American retailers Target has confirmed that a massive breach of security involving the credit card details of up to 40 million Target customers took place between the end of November and the middle of December. […]

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The NSA is Coming to Town – YouTube

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The NSA is Coming to Town – YouTube.

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Man sues top govt brass over Google auto-completed search ‘harassment’ — RT USA

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Man sues top govt brass over Google auto-completed search ‘harassment’ — RT USA. A US government contractor claims his life turned into a thriller worthy of Hollywood after Google auto-completed his search to reference bomb-making. The man lost his job and is suing top Washington brass, from the CIA head to the Secretary of State. […]

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NSA uses advertisers’ cookies to track specific web browsers – report — RT USA

NSA uses advertisers’ cookies to track specific web browsers – report — RT USA

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

NSA uses advertisers’ cookies to track specific web browsers – report — RT USA. The US National Security Agency has quietly subverted the tools used by online advertising companies in order to track surveillance targets and improve its monitoring ability, according to a report based on documents obtained by Edward Snowden. Presentation slides passed from […]

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Snowden leak reveals NSA tracks cell phone locations on unprecedented scale – report — RT USA

Snowden leak reveals NSA tracks cell phone locations on unprecedented scale – report — RT USA

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Snowden leak reveals NSA tracks cell phone locations on unprecedented scale – report — RT USA. The US National Security Agency collects and logs almost 5 billion cellphone records each day indicating a user’s location around the world, according to a new report from the records leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The program […]

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Flashlight bug: Phone app spied on users for ad networks — RT USA

Flashlight bug: Phone app spied on users for ad networks — RT USA

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Flashlight bug: Phone app spied on users for ad networks — RT USA. A tiny free app for Android devices turned them into a flashlight, but also secretly collected users’ location and device IDs to sell to mobile ad firms, the US Federal Trade Commission alleged. The app’s maker has agreed to settle compensation claims. […]

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NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software – nrc.nl

NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software – nrc.nl

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software – nrc.nl.   NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software   Photo Corbis   by Floor Boon, Steven Derix and Huib Modderkolk News The American intelligence service – NSA – infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents […]

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Secret U.S. court approved wider NSA spying even after finding excesses | Reuters

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Secret U.S. court approved wider NSA spying even after finding excesses | Reuters. By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:37pm EST (Reuters) – A secret U.S. intelligence court let the National Security Agency collect an expanded amount of data about Americans’ email even after finding that the agency systematically exceeded the limits […]

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DoctorBeet’s Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers

DoctorBeet’s Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

DoctorBeet’s Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers. Earlier this month I discovered that my new LG Smart TV was displaying ads on the Smart landing screen. After some investigation, I found a rather creepy corporate video advertising their data collection practices to potential advertisers. It’s quite long but a sample […]

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Cops outraged about GPS tracking plans in Boston | American Civil Liberties Union

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cops outraged about GPS tracking plans in Boston | American Civil Liberties Union. Boston Police Department bosses want to install GPS monitoring devices in every patrol car, to enable dispatch to more efficiently process 911 calls. But police officers and their union are outraged, saying that the ubiquitous tracking is too invasive of their personal […]

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