The Data Hackers: Mining Your Information for Big Brother

Pratap Chatterjee TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175757/tomgram%3A_pratap_chatterjee%2C_big_bro_wants_you/ Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy theorists, these technologies are routinely installed in...

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New bill seeks to outlaw bulk surveillance, shine light on secret FISA court system

by Sean Hollister The Verge Following public outcry about the US government’s controversial domestic surveillance programs, members of Congress have rushed to propose solutions. Now, four senators have combined a number of those ideas into a single piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit several questionable practices that US government agencies...

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Latest Snowden Revelation: NSA Sabotaged Electronic Locks

Jon Healey LA Times http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-nsa-introduced-vulnerabilities-into-encryption-snowden-reveals-20130905,0,2218463.story The latest Edward Snowden-powered exposé published by the New York Times, ProPublicaand the Guardian is, to me, the most frightening. It reveals that the National Security Agencyhas moved beyond its historic role as a code-breaker to become a saboteur of the encryption systems. Its work has allegedly weakened the scrambling...

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An Illustration of How the NSA Misleads the Public Without Technically Lying

Trevor Timm Deeplinks Blog / EFF https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/08/illustration-how-nsa-misleads-public-without-actually-lying The Wall Street Journal published an important investigation last week, reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to many key telecommunications switches around the country and “has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for...

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