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Did Snowden’s mass surveillance leaks have a chilling effect on political activists?

A new report examines how political activists have responded to the knowledge they are under...
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Video: Going stealth: ‘Anti-surveillance’ coat & bag to get rid of hackers & spies

Video by RT Play project. Watch more on RT Play Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RTvids/ Dutch designers Leon Baauw and Marcha Schagen have ... Via Youtube
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Video: Robert McChesney: Facebook’s Monopoly & Surveillance Antithetical to Free Press and a Free...

http://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with top conservative media figures, including Glenn Beck, Dana Perino and ... Via Youtube

Hidden Mics as Part of Government Surveillance Program

Provided by the NSA, courtesy of former employee Edward Snowden In another example of multi-dimensional clash among the Fourth Amendment, privacy, technology and the surveillance...

‘Dangerous expansion’: Senate challenges government surveillance powers with new bill

Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul will introduce a bill this week to halt implementation of...

Federal Agents Exposed For Planting Surveillance Microphones in Public

It seems that every rock overturned reveals a new depth to government spying on its own citizens – in this case, literally. Major cities have...
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Video: ‘Security Bogeyman’: Putin’s face used in campaign against new UK surveillance law

Vladimir Putin is eyeing up London – quite literally. The Russian president's face has been appearing on posters and billboards all over the British...

In Hearing on Internet Surveillance, Nobody Knows How Many Impacted in Data Collection

The Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing Tuesday on the FISA Amendments Act, the law that ostensibly authorizes the digital surveillance of hundreds...

Chicken wings robbery exposes secret surveillance tool of US police

To catch a chicken wings thief, Maryland police employed one of their most secretive, high-tech tools:...

US spy court approved all 1,457 govt surveillance orders in 2015 – report

A secretive court that authorizes applications made by the US government for approval of electronic surveillance...

Brits blindly walking into Orwellian surveillance state, survey suggests

Britain is sleep-walking into an Orwellian surveillance state, with most of its citizens unaware of...

DOJ faces legal fight with EFF over US govt ‘secret’ surveillance requests

A digital rights group is suing the US Justice Department over secret court orders it suspects...

L.A. Activists Want to Bring Surveillance Conversation Down to Earth

Government surveillance is not an abstract thing, says Hamid Khan, coordinator for the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. For the communities Khan works with in Los Angeles...

Enforcing UK surveillance powers may cost over £1bn, 7 times original estimate

Online surveillance on the scale proposed in the UK government’s Investigatory Powers Bill could end...

Chelsea Manning reveals anti-whistleblower ‘insider threat’ surveillance program

The US government uses an “insider threat” task force that has effectively placed thousands of its...

UK bill hands vast surveillance powers to police and intelligence agencies

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Barry Mason On March 1, Home Secretary Theresa May published the Investigatory...

Britain sets ‘bad example’ on surveillance, says UN privacy rapporteur

(RT) - Britain is setting a bad example by legitimizing rather than outlawing mass surveillance,...

Leaked Australian document reveals plans for mass surveillance of immigrants

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Max Newman A document leaked last month revealed that the Australian government...

Privacy advocates slam new UK surveillance law

Technology companies and privacy campaigners have blasted a newly proposed surveillance law in the UK that calls for bulk data collection of Internet users. "Powers...

Russia seeking to fly hi-tech surveillance planes over US

Russia is about to formally request permission from the US to fly surveillance planes with highly advanced cameras over the country, a move that...

UK Parliament Report Rejects Encryption Backdoors, Other Parts of Sweeping Surveillance Bill

Today, the UK Parliament's Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee — a group of Members of Parliament charged with assessing a draft of sweeping...

Right to privacy should form ‘backbone’ of mass surveillance laws – MPs

Tory Home Secretary Theresa May’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill fails to provide sufficient protections for the right to privacy, a senior parliamentary committee has...

Video: Award-Winning Florida Deputy Indicted for Beating Non-Resisting Man in Surveillance Video

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/01/28/award-winning-florida-deputy-indicted-for-beating-non-resisting-man-in-surveillance-video/ Via Youtube

Video: The ‘Anti-Manning’ vPositions of Hillary Clinton on National Security and Surveillance

Marcy Wheeler, national security and civil liberties reporter at EmptyWheel.net, says Clinton supported secure communications for dissidents - except when it ... Via Youtube

16 States Introduce Legislation to Limit Surveillance and Protect Student and Employee Privacy

NEW YORK - Today at 2 p.m. ET, a nationwide coalition of legislators from both parties and advocacy groups from across the political spectrum...

‘Insider Threat’ Program: Hundred Thousand Pentagon Personnel Under Total Surveillance

At least a hundred thousand military, civilian, and contractor personnel at the Defense Department have been subjected to a “continuous evaluation” or total surveillance...

Civilian to monitor NYPD spying in settlement over covert surveillance of Muslims

In a landmark settlement, the New York Police Department has agreed on reforms to protect Muslims from its discriminatory and covert surveillance, including the...

Eyes on the road: Police surveillance database logs 30mn car journeys every day

Britain’s surveillance commissioner has questioned the legality of a police database that holds the details of 22 billion road journeys and was established without...

Video: Surveillance footage: Oil tankers, trucks under heavy bombing in Syria by Russian Air...

The aerial video shows Russian Air Force bombing of heavy-duty trucks transporting oil from Iraq to Turkey. The footage was made in the vicinity...

Apple warns about UK surveillance powers bill

The tech giant Apple has warned that a plan set forth by the UK government to give intelligence agencies extra online surveillance powers could weaken the...

Video: Security or Surveillance: Privacy vs anti-terror security in digital age (#RT10 Panel Discussion)

Details: http://conference.rt.com/ To celebrate RT's ten-year anniversary we are bringing together the leading international experts to discuss these ... Via Youtube

Leaked NSA doc reveals ‘sheer luck’ needed to find useful info in sea of...

The NSA didn’t know it was already sitting on a “goldmine” of data on one of its targets until one of its analysts discovered...

Feds may need warrant for web browser surveillance, court rules

When Edward Snowden revealed the NSA secretly monitored Americans’ internet use, officials allayed concerns by explaining “only metadata” was collected. Now a federal court...

Video: ‘Listening In’: New surveillance bill to give more power to UK authorities

A controversial new surveillance bill has been proposed in the UK parliament. It would grant government agencies more access to data. RT's Polly Boiko...

Snowden condemns Britain’s new surveillance bill

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has voiced his opposition to the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was unveiled Wednesday by the British government, saying ministers are...

UK government to legalise universal state surveillance

By Robert Stevens Conservative home secretary Theresa May introduced before Parliament the government’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday. The 299-page draft Bill is a fundamental assault...

US Senate Passes CISA, a “Cybersecurity” Bill Critics Say Will Expand Mass Surveillance

The US Senate passed the so-called Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act - or CISA - Tuesday evening by a wide 74-21 margin. The overwhelming Senate support...

Video: UFO over US? No, merely a lost Pentagon surveillance blimp

The US military is scrambling to recover an expensive spy blimp that broke loose from its moorings and is threatening air traffic north of...

NYPD Muslim Surveillance Case Reinstated

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a comprehensive and stirring decision in the case Hassan v. City of New...

Defending Against Overreaching Surveillance in Ethiopia: Surveillance Self-Defense now Available in Amharic

From telecommunications infrastructure to TV and radio airwaves, the Ethiopian government’s controls over communications infrastructure in the country means that even the most private...

‘Surveillance bill in disguise’ might make a Senate comeback this week

As Congress scurries to avoid another government shutdown, lawmakers may be ready to once again bring up a controversial information-sharing bill for consideration this...

Head of UK’s domestic spy agency calls for greater surveillance powers

The head of the United Kingdom's domestic spy agency, MI5, calls for more surveillance powers to security service agents to monitor electronic communications and...

Warrant now required for federal ‘Stingray’ surveillance use – DoJ

US Department of Justice agents now have to acquire a search warrant before utilizing a cell-site simulator, the department said, though the new policy...

‘UK surveillance worse than Orwell’s 1984’

UN special rapporteur on privacy has slammed Britain’s surveillance situation, saying it is even worse that what author George Orwell imagined in his novel...

Video: ‘NSA put surveillance cone over Salt Lake City during 2002 Olympics without warrant’...

RT talks to Salt Lake City's former mayor Rocky Anderson, who takes on the NSA and George W. Bush — suing them for alleged...

New surveillance footage shows Ferguson protester shot by cops had pistol — police

St. Louis County police have released surveillance footage allegedly showing Tyrone Harris, a black teen, with a gun. Police said Harris fired the weapon...

Video: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much – Thomas...

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake says that in the name of national security we are eating out the very heart of democracy; what...

Video: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much – Thomas...

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake tells Host Paul Jay that mass surveillance is not about protecting people, in the end it's about social...

Video: The Man Who Knew Too Much, from 9/11 to Mass Surveillance – Thomas...

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake says the suspension of the Constitution that took place in secret after 9/11, for all intents and purposes,...

Video: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much – Thomas...

On Reality Asserts Itself, former NSA senior executive Mr. Drake and host Paul Jay talk about the "dark state" and how 9/11 opens up...

Video: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much – Thomas...

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he...

NSA pledges to eventually delete old bulk surveillance records. Oh sure, we can trust...

The National Security Agency will eventually delete the trove of millions of telephone records it controversially amassed under the Patriot Act, the Office of...

High Court rules surveillance legislation ‘unlawful’

The High Court has ruled that emergency data retention and surveillance legislation the coalition government introduced last year is unlawful. The law is the latest...

Video: Italian ‘Banksy’ exposes surveillance chiefs in street art

An Italian artist has declared a 'brush-and-ink' war on mass surveillance — he looks for private photos of high-ranking US intelligence officials, reworking them...

NSA Surrounded Merkel in ‘Web of Surveillance’: WikiLeaks

Spy target list includes not only confidential numbers for Merkel, but also for her top officials, her aides, her chief of staff, and even...

Surveillance Company Hacking Team Exposed

A 400 gigabyte trove of internal documents belonging to surveillance company Hacking Team has been released online. Hacking team sells intrusive hacking tools that have allegedly been used by...

Leaks reveal NSA surveillance on at least 3 French presidents

The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the last three presidents of France from 2006 until 2012, according to newly released documents from...

Surveillance court moving toward renewal of NSA spying program for 6 months

(RT) - The secretive court that oversees US government spying requests has indicated that it will temporarily renew the National Security Agency's bulk phone records...

Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions By Nick Barrickman 12...

Video: AI & Big Brother Surveillance Being Sold As Trendy and Cool

Former DARPA director Regina Dugan to discuss artificial intelligence with global power brokers. Via Youtube

What Is the Use of Mass Surveillance?

Increased state surveillance can be thought of in several different ways, depending on where you stand. Described uncharitably, it’s a Faustian bargain that dissolves...

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The...

Glenn Greenwald: As Bulk NSA Spying Expires, Scare Tactics Can’t Stop ”Sea Change” on...

Democracy Now! - The government’s authority to sweep up millions of Americans’ phone records has expired. The practice exposed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward...

FBI operating small air force of low-flying surveillance planes: Report

US law enforcement officials have confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying surveillance...

Don’t Worry, the Government Still Has Plenty of Surveillance Power If Section 215 Sunsets

Deeplinks Blog - The story being spun by the defenders of Section 215 of the Patriot Act and the Obama Administration is that if the law...

Patriot Act/NSA Surveillance, Call Your Senators Now!

The Senate is in recess, but they will be returning on Sunday for a last minute vote on the extension of the Patriot Act’s...

Protesters Gather in Dozens of Cities to Call for the End of Patriot Act...

WASHINGTON - As the sun set on Thursday, activists and Internet users of varying political stripes gathered outside Senate offices across the country and...

Senate kills bill on NSA domestic surveillance reform

The USA Freedom Act has failed in the Senate, stalling an effort to reform certain federal surveillance programs before an end-of-the-month deadline ends the...

DoJ watchdog barks at FBI’s failure to leash in surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation collects data on individuals not suspected of any crime through a controversial section of the Patriot Act, according to...

Snowden talks NSA surveillance reform, reveals Papa John’s exists in Russia

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden took to Reddit Thursday, once again answering questions about surveillance reform, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 10-hour filibuster, and...

Why the ACLU’s Big Victory Against NSA Surveillance Falls Short

I don’t like to be a wet blanket, but at the risk of mixing metaphors, I’m going to throw some cold water on the...
The former monitoring base of the National Security Agency (NSA), which belongs to the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND), is seen in Bad Aibling, south of Munich (Reuters/Michaela Rehle)

German govt actively assisted NSA in mass surveillance – WikiLeaks

(RT) - The former monitoring base of the National Security Agency (NSA), which belongs to the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND), is seen in...

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State Obama likes to say, “We’re all in this together.” Well, our 2 populations are now together as targets of spying By Jon Rappoport May 11, 2015 The notorious Bill C-51 to expand spying on citizens in Canada has passed the House of Commons, by a vote of 183-96. […]

Protesters Demand To See Surveillance Video Of Deadly Police Shooting In Venice

Angry community members met Saturday in Venice Beach to protest the police and demand that they release security camera video of the shooting. The protest...

US to Answer for Surveillance Practices on Global Stage

(CDT) - It only happens once every four and a half years, but it’s about to happen this month: the United States will appear...

German opposition demands probe into BND/NSA surveillance & industrial espionage

(RT) - The German opposition is threatening legal action against the government unless it shares detailed information on the extent of ties between the...

Can mass surveillance be stopped before it’s too late?

A House committee advanced major legislation Thursday that would effectively end the National Security Agency's bulk vacuuming of American phone records, a lurch forward...
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Is the online surveillance of black teenagers the new stop-and-frisk?

Critics say the NYPD’s trawling of social media for gang activity — affecting children as young as 10 — is disproportionate and may amount...
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With millennials gaining influence, surveillance reform is inevitable

About a year ago, a thirtysomething sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped...

Bill before congress would authorize secrecy and surveillance, not “cyber security”

A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would–in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying–create a gaping hole...

USA and UK’s surveillance violates human rights law

Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that...

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Surveillance Program is ‘Antithesis’ of Fourth Amendment

Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and journalist who became a left-wing celebrity for his articles helping whistle-blower Edward Snowden expose the NSA’s mass-surveillance program, admits...

NYPD Inspector General to Tackle Surveillance, Excessive Force in Coming Year

The Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department issued its first annual report today summarizing the Office’s efforts and...

Black America’s State of Surveillance

Ten years ago, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, my mother, a former Black Panther, died from complications of sickle cell anemia. Weeks before...

Facebook and the military industrial surveillance complex

Earlier this week the European Commission’s attorney Bernhard Schima told the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the US-EU Safe Harbor framework...

UK mass surveillance lacks transparency

RINF Alternative News In response to a report from the Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, Amnesty International has slammed the regulation of mass surveillance as...

Curbs on Surveillance State Urged

In the post 9/11 era, the U.S. government vastly expanded its surveillance of nearly everyone on earth, even U.S. citizens, brushing aside constitutional protections...

‘Stingray’ surveillance devices can degrade service for any cell phone in vicinity – report

Surveillance technology known as ‘Stingray’ -- used to trick phones into connecting to them by mimicking cell towers -- can block or drop phone...

Snowden Document Reveals Huge Scope of Canada’s Domestic Surveillance

Lauren McCauley This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Canada's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), collects millions of...

Companies forced to anonymously fight back against FBI surveillance

The fate of the United States government’s ability to silently serve tech companies with a type of court order that compels firms to hand...

5 Ways Mass Surveillance Is Destroying the US Economy

Via Washington's Blog with permission Prosperity Requires Privacy Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. Even the White House admits: People must have confidence that data will travel...

George Galloway, Tom Newton Dunn and others: A list of current legal challenges to...

Melanie Newman The Bureau Investigates Reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Last autumn, the Bureau launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Human...

U.S. Government Buys Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time

Local government officials have the ability to track individual drivers in the U.S. in real time and take pictures of the occupants of their...

Twitter Reveals All It Can Tell You About Government Surveillance of Users

On Monday morning, Twitter released its most recent transparency report. Every 6 months, the company voluntarily discloses its data on government and law enforcement...

British Tribunal Rules Mass Internet Surveillance by GCHQ Was Unlawful

Earlier Friday the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) in the UK ruled that the UK's Government Communications Headquarters' (GCHQ) access to information intercepted online by...

Revealed: A Whole New Terrifying Level of Surveillance

Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with...

NSA Began Warrantless Surveillance Without Congressional Approval

Newly declassified documents show intelligence agency spied on emails, phone calls before passage of surveillance act Nadia Prupis The National Security Agency began its warrantless surveillance...

The War on Leaks Has Gone Way Too Far When Journalists’ Emails Are Under...

The outrageous legal attack on WikiLeaks and its staffers, who are exercising their First Amendment rights to publish classified information in the public interest–just...

The Surveillance State Is Coming to a Pub Near You

The CCTV cameras are slowly being switched off in Britain's austerity hit streets and town centres as, one by one, skint local councils and...

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