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Video: US court rules in favor of NSA bulk snooping despite public opposition

Despite the opposition of the US public and lawmakers to NSA surveillance, the courts keep handing the Obama administration the license to snoop. A US … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘NSA put surveillance cone over Salt Lake City during 2002 Olympics without warrant’ –fmr SLC mayor

RT talks to Salt Lake City’s former mayor Rocky Anderson, who takes on the NSA and George W. Bush – suing them for alleged spying during the city’s Olympics … Via Youtube

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Video: NSA tapped the phones of 29 top Brazilian officials – WikiLeaks

he NSA tapped the telephones of 29 top Brazilian government officials as well as economists and bankers, WikiLeaks claims in a new release. Former CIA … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Cameron’s anti-encryption moves ill-thought out, leave no safe spaces to communicate’

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron wants to tackle terror at home by opening up people’s private chats, calling for measures to allow intelligence services to … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘I’m shocked, but not surprised ‘ – frmr French FM on NSA spying

France has been left confused and angered after the revelation 3 of its most recent Presidents – including the incumbent Francois Hollande – have been spied on … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Espionnage Élysée’: Wikileaks says NSA spied on last 3 French presidents

The newest Wikileaks revelations names the three of France’s most recent presidents, as direct victims of US intelligence spying. RT’s correspondent Alexey … Via Youtube

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Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal w. Europe Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says the First Independent Study

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Eric Zuesse On November 14th, German Economic News (which this writer has found to be the world’s most honest, non-propagandistic, newspaper) published two articles about, and they also posted to the Internet, the first independent study of the likely impacts ...

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US spy aircraft patrolling northern border

U.S. border officials are testing an unmanned surveillance aircraft to judge whether the drones can be used more widely along the U.S.-Canadian border, including at a crossing where cigarette and drug smuggling are a continuing problem. The U.S. Customs and ...

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Concern that Obama might endorse warrantless wiretapping

Dear Mr. President, I am writing to reiterate my request for you to formally and promptly renounce the assertions of executive authority made by the Bush Administration with regard to warrantless wiretapping. As a United States Senator, you stated clearly ...

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Council worker feared she was being spied on

Christine Laird thought her emails were being spied on while she was managing director of Cheltenham Borough Council and asked Gloucestershire police and GCHQ to investigate, a court was told yesterday. Mrs Laird is being sued in London’s High Court ...

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Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns

By Bob Drogin Reporting from Takoma Park, Md. — To friends in the protest movement, Lucy was an eager 20-something who attended their events and sent encouraging e-mails to support their causes. Only one thing seemed strange. “At one demonstration, ...

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Keeping America Safe from Terrorism by Monitoring Distillery Webcams

Via Bruce Schneier | Really: We had an email recently from an observer “curious as to why the webcam that was inside the shop/bar is no longer there, or at least, functional”. The email was from the Defense Threat Reduction ...

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Democracy Now Follows Up on NSA’s Illegal Spying and War Crimes

By David Swanson | Democracy Now! today not only admitted that I had broken the story but followed up on the story of illegal NSA spying, including the evidence of war crimes. Link to original. James Bamford: “The Shadow Factory: The ...

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Chinese intelligence alerts travelers to cyber spies

By Kathryn Muratore | This past week, the head of the Chinese National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) held a press conference noting that “Somebody with a wireless device in the US should expect it to be compromised while he’s there.” Oh wait, ...

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Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers

By Matthew Rothschild | Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers On July 31, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed the former attorney general of the state Stephen Sachs to head up an independent investigation of the spying by ...

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Groups Sue U.S. for Data On Tracking By Cellphone

By Ellen Nakashima | Two civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government yesterday, seeking records related to the government’s use of cellphones as tracking devices. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the government ...

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Domestic Spying Far Outpaces Terrorism Prosecutions

By Richard B. Schmitt | The number of Americans being secretly wiretapped or having their financial and other records reviewed by the government has continued to increase as officials aggressively use powers approved after the Sept. 11 attacks. But the ...

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BAE Systems To Build Mini Spy Robots

EFY | The company has partnered with the US Army Research Laboratory to build miniature robots for military use. BAE Systems has signed a $38 million agreement with the US Army Research Laboratory to build miniature robots for military use. ...

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U.S. Islamic group argues against warrantless wiretaps

AP | An Islamic charity group is challenging the Bush administration’s record use of the so-called state secrets privilege, dubbed a “killer bullet” to the group’s case over warrantless wiretapping. Lawyers for the Oregon-based U.S. arm of the Al-Haramain Islamic ...

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America can now spy on British motorists

By Toby Helm and Christopher Hope | Routine journeys carried out by millions of British motorists can be monitored by authorities in the United States and other enforcement agencies across the world under anti-terrorism rules introduced discreetly by Jacqui Smith. ...

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Documents prove FBI tracks Internet and phones

FBI also spies on home soil for military, documents show; Much information acquired without court order John Byrne The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been routinely monitoring the e-mails, instant messages and cell phone calls of suspects across the United ...

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Ecuador slams CIA spy interference

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the CIA for financing the country’s intelligence agencies to pass information to Colombia. “Many of our intelligence agencies have been taken over by the CIA,” the Correa said Saturday during his weekly radio address. ...

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More Sharp Words Traded Over Lapsed Wiretap Law

By ERIC LICHTBLAU WASHINGTON — A new round of political sparring erupted Friday over the government’s wiretapping powers, as the Bush administration asserted that the lapsing of a surveillance law a week ago has already led to the loss of ...

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US analyst admits spying for China

A US Defense Department analyst has pleaded guilty to delivering classified information to a Louisiana businessman working for China. Gregg Bergersen, a weapons analyst at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency who held top secret security clearances, was arrested last month. ...

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Wiretapping’s true danger

History says we should worry less about privacy and more about political spying. As the battle over reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rages in Congress, civil libertarians warn that legislation sought by the White House could enable spying ...

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Government wants e-mail spying to last for longer

Amendments to the Federal Telecommunications Interception Act will be put before the House of Representatives today, as the government seeks to extend the limit of a sunset clause which allows authorities to monitor internal and government communications without a specific ...

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Why we sued the phone company

By Studs Terkel, Quentin Young, Barbara Flynn Currie and James Montgomery More than six years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration remains committed to using the specter of those attacks (and other possible new attacks) ...

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Royal bugging claims denied

Claims the Royal Family was being bugged by GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) have been denied at the Princess Diana inquest. Rumours were rife by 1993 that the Government’s intelligence and security organisation may have been behind the infamous Squidgygate and ...

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US intelligence to spy on virtual worlds

By Ryan Singel Be careful who you frag. Having eliminated all terrorism in the real world, the U.S. intelligence community is working to develop software that will detect violent extremists infiltrating World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer games, according ...

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Calls for probe into prison bugging

An inquiry has been demanded into claims lawyers’ legally-protected conversations with clients in jail are routinely bugged. Opposition parties said such a practice would strike “at the heart” of the justice system and suggested it could only have been sanctioned ...

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Was bugging carried out for the FBI?

Sean O’Neill The inquiry into the bugging of a terrorist prisoner and his MP has been asked to examine whether the eavesdropping was carried out at the request of the FBI. The Times has learnt that two weeks after the ...

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MP first probed by MI5 over 9/11

By NICK PARKER THOMAS WHITAKER and GRAEME WILSON BUGGING scandal MP Sadiq Khan was first probed by security services over his association with a 9/11 terrorist, The Sun can reveal. And it has emerged that Justice Secretary Jack Straw knew ...

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Illegal bug uncovered in second UK prison

Richard Ford, Home Correspondent and Sean O’Neill Video briefing: who is Babar Ahmad? Bugging devices planted in a prison telephone were illegally used to record privileged conversations between an inmate and his solicitor, The Times has learnt. Defence lawyers said ...

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US Senate to grant immunity in illegal wiretapping

By Andre Damon The Democratic-controlled Senate moved Thursday to shield telecommunications companies that aided the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying program from lawsuits. By a vote 60 to 36, the Senate rejected any provision in its upcoming amendment to the ...

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U.S. to use Spy Evidence against Citizens?

Determining what NSA electronic surveillance can be used by police or introduced into court by Government, may be the next battle Americans have to fight. Dan Scott It is not surprising the Telecom Industry wants “Retroactive Immunity” from at least ...

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Cheney demands ‘permanent’ wiretaps

The US Vice President, Dick Cheney calls on Congress to ‘permanently’ allow warrantless wiretaps on foreign electronic communications. During a speech to the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Wednesday, Cheney said it is ‘urgent’ to renew and update the Foreign ...

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The List: The World’s Top Spy Agencies

With the Cold War long over, the CIA no longer faces any real competition, right? Wrong. The world’s top espionage agencies are as busy as ever. This week, the FP List looks at the countries that best know how to ...

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Israeli satellite to spy on Iran

Israel has successfully launched a spy satellite which will be used to gather intelligence on Iran’s activities, a new report says. The TECSAR satellite is particularly important for Israel since it can be used to ‘keep tabs on Iran’s nuclear ...

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Confirmed: Ability to spy on remote calls with VoIP

In October, two security experts at hacker conference ToorCon9 in San Diego hacked into their hotel’s corporate network using a Cisco VoIP phone By Linda Leung Framingham Cisco confirmed it is possible to eavesdrop on remote conversations using Cisco VoIP phones. ...

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US planning multi-billion dollar spy satellites

The US is pursuing a multibillion-dollar programme to develop the next generation of spy satellites, the first major effort of its kind since the Pentagon cancelled the ambitious and costly Future Imagery Architecture system two years ago, according to US ...

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Bush administration forced to turn over spying docs

Bush administration forced to turn over spying documents by Friday Declan McCullagh A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to divulge documents related to immunizing telecommunications companies from lawsuits, saying they illegally opened their networks to the National Security Agency. ...

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Socialist Firefighters To Spy for Feds

By EILEEN SULLIVAN Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people’s privacy. Unlike police, firefighters and emergency medical ...

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The Spy Who Wants Israel to Talk

By David Ignatius Efraim Halevy, the former head of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, titled his memoirs “Man in the Shadows.” But now that he’s out in the sunlight, the 72-year-old retired spy chief has some surprisingly contrarian things to ...

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America’s PSI Spies Penetrate the Kremlin: The Secret History of Remote Viewing

By Jim Marrs RINF Alternative News Behind the doors of the CIA and U.S. Army Intelligence, science and ESP come together like a movie in the electrifying scenes of Jim Marrs’ new book, PSI Spies: the True Story of America’s ...

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Intel chief pushes new spy law

By Richard Willing Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell heads to Capitol Hill this week seeking to extend the government’s power to read e-mails, listen to telephone calls and carry out other surveillance within the USA in national security cases. ...

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Files prove that MI5 spied on SNP

MARC HORNE   THE SNP was spied on by British secret service agents, previously classified Government files seen by Scotland on Sunday have finally proved. Claims of surveillance of nationalist politicians by intelligence officers have circulated for years, but the new ...

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Spy Satellites Turned on the U.S.

Dems Call for Moratorium on Program, Expressing Privacy and Legal Concerns Government satellites have been used in the past to show areas affected by disasters, such as these photos that reveal the changes at the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 ...

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Age of the cyber spy

By Adam Lusher and Tim Shipman At first the air force administrator just thought it was strange. ”Checking the computer systems, he found a file listing user names and passwords. He deleted it and forgot it. Until it happened again. ...

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Lie detectors target benefit claim cheats

The Observer Benefit claimants and job seekers could be forced to take lie detector tests as early as next year after an early review of a pilot scheme exposed 126 benefit cheats in just three months, saving one local authority ...

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Chávez condemns U.S. protection of terrorist Posada Carriles

Chávez condemns U.S. protection of terrorist Posada Carriles Granma International flamesong The United States’ harboring of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is one more example of how U.S. rulers are threatening the world, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The leader recalled, ...

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The Miami Five – Victims of American Justice

flamesong On 8th June 2001 in a federal court in Miami five Cuban men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González were convicted of charges of false identification, espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. Their sentences ...

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