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Audit Finds NSA Broke Privacy Rules THOUSANDS of Times Every Year

Audit Finds NSA Broke Privacy Rules THOUSANDS of Times Every Year

By Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Carol D. Leonnig The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets […]

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FBI Pressuring Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software
By August 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

FBI Pressuring Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software

By Declan McCullagh and David Warner James Comey was confirmed as the new FBI director by the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation at a hearing on Capital Hill recently. But Comey has a lot of explaining to do as new revelations emerge that the U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep […]

Deptartment of Homeland Security Forced to Release List of Keywords Used to Monitor Social Networking Sites
By July 28, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Deptartment of Homeland Security Forced to Release List of Keywords Used to Monitor Social Networking Sites

By Reuven Cohen and Micah Naziri In a story appearing on the U.K’s Daily Mail website, it was reported that the DHS has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor various social networking sites. The list provides a glimpse into what DHS describes as “signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.” The […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: FBI uses drones for surveillance in U.S
By June 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

IT’S OFFICIAL: FBI uses drones for surveillance in U.S

By Carol Cratty STORY HIGHLIGHTS FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency uses drones in certain difficult cases Mueller revealed the drone use in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee NEW: Sen. Grassley seeks answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on FBI drones FAA predicts 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years […]