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Secret NSA program concerns privacy groups

CS Monitor | The National Security Agency is spearheading a program, dubbed Perfect Citizen, to develop technology to protect the power grid from cyberattack. The project worries privacy rights groups. Newly released documents confirm that the National Security Agency (NSA), America‘s top ...

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The New Thought Police

The NSA Wants to Know How You Think - Maybe Even What You Think By James Bamford  The National Security Agency (NSA) is developing a tool that George Orwell’s Thought Police might have found useful: an artificial intelligence system designed to ...

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Domestic spying quietly goes on

By Bradley Olson | With Congress on the verge of outlining new parameters for National Security Agency eavesdropping between suspicious foreigners and Americans, lawmakers are leaving largely untouched a host of government programs that critics say involves far more domestic ...

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NY judge: NSA can refuse to discuss wiretapping

WASHINGTON (AP) | The National Security Agency does not need to tell lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees whether their phones were tapped as part of the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance program, a federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday. The NSA ...

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The NSA, personal data and you

By Mitch Ratcliffe | Here’s a simple rule for preventing totalitarian rule in any nation: Don’t build the systems for monitoring people’s daily lives closely in the first place, and you will not be at risk of totalitarian rulers using ...

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NSA releases new version of Linux software

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) — The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users. The new software was rolled out earlier this month to an e-mail ...

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Exposing NSA Warrantless Wiretapping

Bush’s Law: Eric Lichtblau on Exposing the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program and How the White House Pressured the New York Times to Kill the Story. Democracy Now!  In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with New York Times reporter Eric ...

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NSA Had Access Built into Microsoft Windows

Heiss – A CARELESS mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built into Windows. The NSA access system is built into every version of the Windows operating ...

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An overview of the NSA’s domestic spying program

In Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman pulled together the disparate threads of reporting on what’s known of the NSA‘s secret domestic spy program, and combined them with some of her own reporting to confirm, once again, that the NSA‘s ...

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NSA’s Domestic Spying Grows

Five years ago, Congress killed an experimental Pentagon antiterrorism program meant to vacuum up electronic data about people in the U.S. to search for suspicious patterns. Opponents called it too broad an intrusion on Americans’ privacy, even after the Sept. ...

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