Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Privacy News

Surveillance, Civil Liberties & Human Rights Daily Breaking News.

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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...

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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...

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Does reading people's microexpressions stop terrorists, or just encourage pseudoscientific profiling? Airport security basically sucks: Being herded through a Tensabarrier maze alongside a bunch of...

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Documents show Communication Security Establishment boasts vast array of cyber warfare capabilities, works hand-in-hand with NSA Lauren McCauley Canada's spy agency, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE),...

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The Obama administration has set a new record for concealing information from the public. According to an Associated Press analysis, of the more than...

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New documents and reporting by The Intercept detail sustained attempt to break encryption of iPhone and iPad Jon Queally New reporting by The Intercept published Tuesday...

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The Wikimedia Foundation, Amnesty International and a host of civil rights groups sued the National Security Agency and the US Department of Justice on...

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The Stasi offices in Berlin have been frozen in time since they were stormed by activists on January 15th, 1990, shortly after the fall of...

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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...

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A Canadian team has created a searchable database of all the publicly released classified documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward...

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Melanie Newman The Supreme Court has confirmed that where the state retains data on individuals without their consent, it is breaching their privacy rights, even when that...

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Noted linguist also says 'global assassination program' is fuelling terrorism. Andrea Germanos Noam Chomsky said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a true patriot who revealed vast surveillance...

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

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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...

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The Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and...

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The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the U.S. government implants spyware on computer hard drives...

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As the U.S. government maintains its uneasy silence about the kidnapping and probable murder of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico—or, for that matter, about...

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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...

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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...

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The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and...

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There's now an easier way to discover whether the U.K. intelligence services illegally obtained your information from their U.S. colleagues -- but you'll have...

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Though Snowden beamed in remotely, conversation hosted by New York Times brings together trio that revealed vast secretive surveillance network to global public Jon Queally Common...

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

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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...

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Former U.S. intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden says citizens of the world, including Canadians, should be “extraordinarily cautious” when their governments try to...

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In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the...

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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...

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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...

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British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, including location, app preferences, and unique device identifiers, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software...

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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...

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City of London police are to trial a new technology that allows officers to receive CCTV film in real time - an innovation used...

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The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden's lawyer. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone...

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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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Google is only removing search results from European websites when individuals invoke their “right to be forgotten”, contrary to regulators’ guidelines, but will review...

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What makes it funny in the case of President Obama is that the bad news isn’t some inspector general’s report or inside-the-Beltway scandal, but...

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The European Parliament’s data protection supremo says calls from national leaders to monitor all airline passengers are “playing into terrorists' hands”. German MEP Jan Philipp...

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MI6 has been forced to reveal documents detailing how it may access legally privileged communications between solicitors and their clients, even if the lawyers...

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Documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation suggest that the FBI has played a part in the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations to...

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The home secretary, Theresa May, led demands for a new Europe-wide travel database to track the movement of all air, train and ferry passengers...

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David Cameron appears to want to strengthen the laws that allow the security services to intercept communications so that no method or element of...

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Back in April last year, I reported on a hugely important judgment handed down from Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the...

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NADIA KAYYALI EFF was suing the NSA before it was cool. We filed our first lawsuit against the NSA for mass spying in 2008,...

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Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users’ privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to...

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week will challenge the National Security Agency (NSA) in a federal court, where the advocacy group will argue that...

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Obama Proposes $75 Million to Purchase Body Cameras for U.S. Police Departments Timothy Alexander Guzman Protests in US cities and towns has continued to make headlines...

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A U.S. secret court has extended the authorization of the National Security Agency to continue surveillance of phone records in its current form after...

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Binney, a 36-year veteran of the NSA, detailed multiple aspects of the agency’s current agenda, including its “treasonous” role in lying to judges in...

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If the past year has taught consumers anything, it's that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can...

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​In the last two years, two New York City police commissioners have frankly discussed the department’s research into unmanned vehicles, confirming that the NYPD...

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Sweden’s Greens have called on Stockholm to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden political asylum and fly him to the country on an official government...

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Detekt finds traces of 'dangerous and sophisticated' technology used by repressive governments against journalists and human rights defenders, Amnesty International says Nadia Prupis Amnesty International released...

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NSA experts advised the agency’s top executives to ax the mass collection of domestic landline phone conversation records as crossing a previously sacrosanct red...

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Michael Snyder RINF Alternative News If only George Orwell could see us today.  When he wrote “1984” back in 1948, he probably never imagined that the “totalitarian,...

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More than 10,000 flights have quietly taken place along the US/Mexico border since last year, according to the AP Jon Queally The U.S. government has quietly...

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Media reports this morning have revealed that the federal government is building an expansive Social Media Monitoring system to collect, store, and analyze what...

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