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NSA wants to spy on Internet of Things, biomedical devices

Washington - The National Security Agency is exploring new foreign intelligence-gathering opportunities, focusing on exploitation of the Internet of Things and Internet-connected biomedical devices.

Snowden docs reveal NSA closely involved in GITMO interrogations

Documents provided by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal National Security Agency operatives worked closely with US military, CIA and other interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees were tortured in the fight against terrorism.

What comes after NSA bulk metadata collection?

The National Security Agency recently announced an end to its highly controversial—and according to a federal appeals court, illegal—bulk collection of metadata from Americans' domestic phone calls.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on NSA surveillance

John Oliver tackles heady subjects on his weekly HBO show, but to take on the complexity of National Security Agency surveillance and the Patriot Act, he got the help of Edward Snowden.

One shot dead, another wounded, in attack on NSA gate

One person was shot dead by security this morning, another wounded after a vehicle tried to ram the gate at the complex housing the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The FBI said they do not believe it was a terrorism-related incident.

NSA reportedly hiding spyware deep inside hard drives

A group presumed to be the US National Security Agency has found a way to install surveillance and sabotage spyware deep inside computers it has targeted in numerous nations, a Russian cybersecurity company claimed on Monday.

Want to hide from the NSA? Washington, DC public library can help

Washington - Do you want to use the Internet without fear of the National Security Agency or other government operatives snooping on your business? The public library in our nation's capital is here to help.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

NSA claims of Snowden leaks aiding terrorists found unwarranted

An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

Huntsville schools: NSA call led to monitoring students online

Huntsville - A call from the National Security Agency warning of a threat against faculty members allegedly prompted city school officials in Huntsville, Alabama to begin secretly monitoring students' online activity.

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.

Swiss will grant asylum if Snowden testifies on U.S. espionage

Berne - Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.

Files show NSA collects more data on U.S. citizens than targets

Newly released documents show that the communications of everyday Internet users were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) far more times than communications from legally targeted individuals.

GCHQ admits snooping on Google and social networks of UK citizens

The UK government has said its intelligence service GCHQ can carry out surveillance on UK citizens' use of Facebook, Google web searches, YouTube and Twitter uses without an individual warrant because the social networks are based overseas.

Op-Ed: Is there a reason to not freak out about the NSA?

There are plenty of reasons to freak out about the spying being done around the internet. There are also plenty of reasons to not freak out about it, but most people don't know why.

Op-Ed: Dissecting Marco Rubio’s email on the NSA Special

An email from Senator Marco Rubio lays out his feelings on the NSA’s domestic spying program. The email is full of the same doublespeak that every defender of the program uses because they can’t find an actual justification for the program.

Op-Ed: NSA chief seeks to end free press

Outgoing National Security Agency boss, Keith Alexander, advocated making it a crime to report on government leaks this week, and said that legislation to accomplish this was coming in weeks.

Op-Ed: The impact of the newest Snowden revelation and the 'Five Eyes'

The latest in the string of explosive revelations by Edward Snowden should concern every single person reading this article. Anyone who is online is a potential target of the intelligence service programs designed to get people to buy the party line.

Students in Glasgow, Scotland elect Edward Snowden as Rector

Glasgow - Students at Glasgow University, one of Scotland’s leading academic institutions, have elected whistle-blower and former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, to the post of rector.

Sen Rand Paul to sue Obama and NSA over 4th amendment concerns

Libertarian-leaning and likely 2016 presidential contender Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced plans on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama and the NSA over Fourth Amendment violations.

Edward Snowden stands for election as Glasgow University rector

Glasgow - NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has accepted a nomination to stand in the upcoming election for the post of rector at Glasgow University, one of Scotland’s leading seats of learning.

Op-Ed: U.S. spies calling for Snowden’s death

Washington - Members of the U.S. intelligence community were quoted this week wishing death on Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the domestic spying program operated by the agency.

Seattle police install NSA-worthy spying apparatus

Despite the recent Snowden revelations and the massive response thereof, the Seattle Police Department, in accordance with and funded by the Department of Homeland Security, has seen fit to pepper the city with devices capable of NSA-level spying.

German journalists advised to steer clear of Google and Yahoo

The German Federation of Journalists has recommended to its members that they avoid using Google and Yahoo for searches and email services, to prevent snooping by US and British intelligence.

NSA taping French phone calls 'unacceptable and shocking'

Paris - In the latest release of documents revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, France is angered to discover that the NSA recorded millions of phone calls in France and has monitored both politicians and high-profile business people.

NSA spied on Martin Luther King, documents reveal

New York - Apparently, allegations of US spy agencies snooping on its citizens are not restricted to the controversial PRISM episode and goes back to the days of President Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, according to reports.

UN body critical of UK detention of Snowden journalist's partner

Geneva - Two of the United Nations’ leading human rights personnel have called on the UK government to provide further information concerning the nine-hour detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport, London.

Op-Ed: More Obama hypocrisy on the Snowden affair

Throughout his five years in office, President Obama’s garrulous rhetoric has typically lacked substance. Not much has changed.

Edward Snowden’s email provider suddenly shuts down

Within 24 hours of each other, two encrypted email services used by National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden suddenly closed down.

Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

Dallas - Lavabit, the Texas-based encrypted email service provider, reportedly used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, suddenly shut down last night.
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