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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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