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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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GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy’

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy’

Paul Szoldra, provided by If you happen to send an email to one of the 400 million people who use Google’s Gmail service, you shouldn’t have any expectation of privacy, according to a court briefing obtained by the Consumer Watchdog website. In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google’s lawyers reference […]

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 […]

Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance
By July 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance

A pair of high-tech Army blimps is coming to the greater Washington, DC area, and soon they will be able to provide the military with surveillance powers that spans hundreds of millions of acres from North Carolina to Niagara Falls, Canada. The airships are part of Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted […]

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