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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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Vodafone reveals surveillance across multiple countries

The massive mobile phone giant Vodafone has revealed the extent of Irish communications snooping and surveillance in many other countries.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

Berlin - Germany's federal prosecutors said they had opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency in a case that has soured relations.
In the Media by Kate Millar (AFP)

Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

Berlin - Germany's federal prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency (NSA) in a case that has soured relations.
In the Media by Kate Millar (AFP)

Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

Berlin - Germany's federal prosecutor said Wednesday he had opened an investigation over alleged snooping by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
In the Media by AFP

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' looks at the human behind the artist Special

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' is a new documentary tracing the Chinese artist’s life post-incarceration. Its filmmaker says you don’t have to love Ai’s art to appreciate the story of a human being facing incredible odds.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

Washington - US President Barack Obama met bosses from Facebook, Google and other Internet giants Friday to discuss plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry.Obama sat down with company chiefs including Google executi...
In the Media by AFP

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

Washington - US President Barack Obama meets Internet bosses on Friday to discuss his latest plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry.Obama was expected to meet company chiefs including Google executive chairman Eric...
In the Media by AFP

Obama meets with U.S. tech executives on privacy, surveillance

Executives of several large U.S.
In the Media by Alina Selyukh and Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters)

NY state official to withdraw AT&T resolution on government surveillance

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will withdraw a shareholder resolution at AT&T Inc after the telecommunications company released new details of government interest in its customers' information, his office said in a statement...
In the Media by Reuters

Unassuming aircraft a drawcard at Asia's arms bazaar

The star attraction at Asia's biggest arms and aerospace bazaar is an outwardly unassuming aircraft parked in a distant corner of the tarmac, past the sleek jet fighters and menacing attack heli...
In the Media by Raju Gopalakrishnan (Reuters)

New surveillance technology can watch a large area for hours

Dayton - New camera surveillance technology from Persistent Surveillance Systems can spy for hours on a single large area, as tested in Dayton, Ohio.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 2 comments

Merkel rebukes US, Britain over surveillance

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a strong rebuke to the United States and Britain on Wednesday over the sweeping digital spying revealed by fugitive IT contractor Edward Snowden.
In the Media by AFP

US privacy board rules NSA spying illegal

The US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is illegal and should end, according to a federal privacy watchdog.
In the Media by Scott Sawitz

Op-Ed: Lawmakers suggest Snowden was Russian asset

Washington - A bi-partisan effort to scare the American people into ending their opposition to the surveillance state is operating at full speed. Two lawmakers have used innuendo to suggest that Snowden was working for Russian intelligence services.
In the Media by Justin King - 6 comments

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collection to continue

Washington - President Barack Obama curtailed the reach of massive US National Security Agency phone surveillance sweeps, but said bulk data collection must go on to protect America from terrorists.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Obama to attend EU-US summit in Brussels: EU source

Brussels - US President Barack Obama will head to Brussels on March 26 to attend an EU-US summit, a European source told AFP Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Internet chieftains press Obama over NSA spy swoops

Washington - Bosses from Internet giants including Twitter and Facebook Tuesday pressed President Barack Obama for reforms of US spy agency snooping, adding to rising heat from the courts and American allies.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Op-Ed: NSA building powerful quantum computers to end all privacy

New York - In its bid to secure America from online and other perceived threats, the US National Security Agency (NSA) is reportedly racing against time to build a quantum computer capable of breaking every imaginable encryption code known to humans.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 5 comments

Judge rules against U.S. Gov't in lawsuit over NSA surveillance

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has issued the first ruling on the issue of mass-surveillance conducted on Americans’ telephone records by the U.S. National Security Agency.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Batman prophesized NSA spying

Remember that scene in the second Christian Bale Batman movie, “The Dark Knight,” when the vigilante reveals to Lucius Fox a machine capable of accessing every cell phone throughout Gotham city? Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Jeremy Hammond, hero of the resistance Special

Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in the massive Startfor leak in 2011. His trial was little more than a show for the public. The importance of the millions of emails released by Hammond is still not completely understood.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 5 comments

EU Parliament Civil Liberties Committee to investigate NSA spying

Brussels - As global repercussions grow in response to Edward Snowden's disclosure of the worldwide NSA surveillance, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, created by the European Parliament, has scheduled a series of meetings.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

WikiLeaks release: 'Spy Files 3' — Surveillance industry (video)

London - On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, WikiLeaks released "Spy Files #3," comprising 249 documents from 921 intelligence contractors, showing the world is spending millions on mass surveillance technology to target their own and other countries' populations.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Spain demands 'clarification and information' on NSA surveillance

Berlin - On Monday, Spain's Foreign Ministry demanded “clarification and information” concerning a report published in Der Spiegel which said Spain was a target of secret surveillance by the NSA.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

All eyes on Oakland as Oakland has plans for eyes on all

Public safety is an issue that concerns all in this age of terrorism. Port cities such as Oakland can be particularly vulnerable to attacks. What started out to be plans for a Port of Oakland surveillance center has turned out to be much more.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Snowden: NSA paid $150m in secret funding to UK's GCHQ

Bude - The latest release from Edward Snowden's collection of damning evidence against the NSA shows that the agency has made secret payments of at least $150 million to the UK's GCHQ spying agency over three years.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

EU orders global sweep of diplomatic offices due to NSA debacle

Brussels - In the wake of the NSA scandal revealed by Edward Snowden, that EU diplomatic premises were under US surveillance, the European Union has ordered a worldwide security sweep of all its premises.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange got betrayed by best friend for $5,000

One year after joining, WikiLeaks volunteer Thordarson became an FBI informant. He joined WikiLeaks in 2010 while he was in high school. His adventures illustrate the lengths to which the US government was willing to go in its pursuit of Julian Assange.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 3 comments
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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The Camover game has been started to encourage people in Germany to destroy CCTV cameras and film the process.
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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