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Facebook to issue warnings if it detects government spying

Facebook has announced it is rolling out a new feature that will alert users if it detects they may be spied on by state-sponsored attackers. The warnings will be shown after login and are designed to combat unauthorized government surveillance.

Op-Ed: Privacy is not dead, it is crowd-sourced

Which is the biggest threat to privacy: spying or sharing? Outrage at government programs may miss the real culprit responsible for killing privacy as we once knew it.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

Op-Ed: Why should Muslim Americans approve of Obama?

Washington D.c. - A recent Gallup poll showed an astonishing 72% of Muslims support the policies and presidency of Barack Obama. Although Muslim-American academics explained the reason he is supported, they ignore reasons Muslims should condemn Obama's policies.

Op-Ed: Snowden is the definition of a patriot

The opinion of Edward Snowden is wide ranging. Some call him a traitor, others call him a patriot. The truth sits firmly in the latter. Edward Snowden is a red, white and blue patriot whose act of civil disobedience came at a price everyone should revere.

California introduces bill to end NSA's warrantless spying

A bill has been introduced in California which seeks to put an end to the warrantless collection of emails, texts and other private information.

80 companies cooperating with NSA, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and more

Wikileaks reports that roughly 80 companies have been cooperating with the NSA to collect data on American citizens without their awareness or consent.

Op-Ed: U.S. claims using EU companies to circumvent NSA spying unfair

Washington - Recent U.S. criticism will increase the conflict between the U.S. and Europe over NSA spying. The office of the U.S.Trade Representative(USTR) claims that creating an EU-centric system to avoid NSA spying would violate international trade laws.

Snowden still sleeps well despite death threats — new interview

Moscow - Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, last week gave an interview to German broadcaster ARD, broadcast on German television Sunday evening. In the interview, Snowden claims the NSA indulged in widespread industrial espionage.

U.S. German no-spy agreement appears doomed

Berlin - The U.S. has a "Special Collection Service" (SCS) that is operational in Berlin as well as other locations. The SCS is an elite group run by U.S. intelligence agencies NSA and the CIA.

Secure smartphone called Blackphone will thwart security laws

A new ultra-secure smartphone called the Blackphone will run a security-enhanced version of Android named PrivatOS. Its developers say it will allow users to anonymously send and receive calls, text, video chat, transfer and more through a VPN.

Op-Ed: NSA says checking to see if they spied on Sanders is illegal

Washington - In response to a letter from Senator Bernie Sanders asking if NSA spied on members of the U.S. Congress in the past, NSA chief, General Alexander claimed that the NSA does nothing unlawful but refuses to answer questions about any past abuses.

Obama invites Merkel to U.S. after NSA spying row

New York - In a telephone call Wednesday, US President Barack Obama invited German chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington, reportedly to mend ties between the two historic allies following the straining of relationships on the NSA spying row.

Does NSA spy on US Congress members?

Washington - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont inquired of the National Security Agency whether they spied on members of the US Congress. The response did everything except deny that it spied on the Congress members.

NSA reportedly bugs intercepted laptops purchased online

A new report found that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely intercepts shipping deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

Op-Ed: Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Moscow - Whistle-blower and former NSA analyst Edward Snowden remains holed up in Russia. From Russia Snowden has sent a Christmas message to those prepared to listen. It is a warning about an increasingly totalitarian future unless we heed the warning signs.

Op-Ed: US launches secret spy satellite marked with 'evil octopus'

If you're hell-bent on controlling the world and keeping eyes and ears on everything that goes on in it, you might as well own it.

NSA infiltrated World of Warcraft, Second Life to spy on gamers

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have infiltrated popular online communities such as "World of Warcraft" and "Second Life."

Op-Ed: NSA, Obama defend cellphone tracking program

New York - The National Security Agency (NSA), which collects nearly 5 billion cellphone records a day to track the movement of individuals, has defended its position by citing a Reagan-era executive order that justifies the surveillance program.

Op-Ed: Guardian editor defends paper before UK House committee

Yesterday( Dec. 3) in the UK, Alan Rubridger editor of the Guardian newspaper said that he had published only one per cent of all the material given to him by whistle-blower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Op-Ed: Greenwald defends himself against critics

Many commentators on the Snowden secret documents about NSA spying seem less concerned about the content of the documents and more about the personality and aims of the messengers who are revealing the documents to the public.

Op-Ed: Canada allowed US to spy on G8 and G20 meetings

Ottawa - Snowden has done it again. Secret documents show that the Canadian government of Stephen Harper allowed US spy agency NSA spy on both the G8 and G20 meetings in Canada in 2010.

US lawyers claim Americans cannot challenge NSA spying legality

Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) brought a lawsuit against the National Security Agency's (NSA) program of phone records surveillance last June shortly after Edward Snowden the NSA whistle blower revealed its existence.

Op-Ed: Feinstein NSA bill competes with Freedom Act

Washington - Although Congress members have introduced almost 30 different bills to reform and restrict National Security Agency spying, there are two bills that have the most momentum.

Op-Ed: Gambian journalist flees country after jumping bail

Banjul - With the NSA collecting millions of domestic and foreign emails while eavesdropping on telephone calls made by everyone from Joe Six Pack to Angela Merkle it may be time we review our right to privacy and free speech in Western society.

Op-Ed: Edward Snowden likely has job with Russian equivalent of Facebook

Moscow - Edward Snowden, the American NSA whistleblower will start a new job at a Russian website three months after he was granted temporary asylum in Russia. American authorities wanted him extradited to face charges in the US.

Op-Ed: In defense of NSA spying on allies

In all the global brouhaha over United States spying on some of its closest allies, what seems to be overlooked is the fact that some of our closest allies are also spying on us.

Merkel demands explanation from Obama about alleged phone tapping

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned President Barack Obama on Wednesday to demand an "immediate and comprehensive" explanation for alleged US spying on her mobile phone communications.

Op-Ed: New NSA $1.2 billion data center in Utah has 10 'meltdowns'

Salt Lake City - The National Security Agency's mega spy data center is suffering startup glitches that make the problems with the new Obamacare site seem mild by comparison.

NSA spying on Americans' Facebook profiles

The US National Security Agency has been spying on the social media profiles of an unknown number of users, including US citizens, since 2010 in what it calls an effort to "discover and track" connections between Americans and suspected terrorists.
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Oliver Stone: American celebrities against NSA spying. They want you to fight back!
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