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  • #16
    U.S. judge says phone surveillance program likely unlawful

    (Reuters) - The U.S. government's gathering of Americans' phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday, raising "serious doubts" about the value of the National Security Agency's so-called metadata counter terrorism program. "I cannot imagine a more 'indiscriminate' and 'arbitrary invasion' than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen," U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, appointed by Republican President George W. Bush in 2002, wrote in a 68-page ruling.


    More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9BF19B20131217

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    • #17
      GCHQ and NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief

      British and American intelligence agencies had a comprehensive list of surveillance targets that included the EU's competition commissioner, German government buildings in Berlin and overseas, and the heads of institutions that provide humanitarian and financial help to Africa, top-secret documents reveal.

      The papers show GCHQ, in collaboration with America's National Security Agency (NSA), was targeting organisations such as the United Nations development programme, the UN's children's charity Unicef and Médecins du Monde, a French organisation that provides doctors and medical volunteers to conflict zones.

      The head of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) also appears in the documents, along with text messages he sent to colleagues.

      More: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...u-commissioner

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      • #18
        GCHQ and NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief

        British and American intelligence agencies had a comprehensive list of surveillance targets that included the EU's competition commissioner, German government buildings in Berlin and overseas, and the heads of institutions that provide humanitarian and financial help to Africa, top-secret documents reveal.

        The papers show GCHQ, in collaboration with America's National Security Agency (NSA), was targeting organisations such as the United Nations development programme, the UN's children's charity Unicef and Médecins du Monde, a French organisation that provides doctors and medical volunteers to conflict zones. The head of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) also appears in the documents, along with text messages he sent to colleagues.


        More: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...u-commissioner

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        • #19
          NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

          The US National Security Agency (NSA) has collected and stored almost 200 million text messages a day from around the world, UK media report.

          The NSA extracts and stores data from the SMS messages, and UK spies have had access to some of the information, the Guardian and Channel 4 News say.

          The reporting is based on leaks by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden and comes ahead of a key US policy announcement.

          The NSA told the BBC the programme stored "lawfully collected SMS data".


          More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25770313

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          • #20
            U.S. lawmaker investigates whether Russia behind Snowden's leaks

            (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets.

            "I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands - the loving arms - of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence," U.S. Representative Mike Rogers told the NBC program "Meet the Press," referring to the Russian intelligence agency that is a successor of the Soviet-era KGB.

            Snowden last year fled the United States to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he was granted at least a year of asylum. U.S. officials want Snowden returned to the United States for prosecution. His disclosures of large numbers of stolen U.S. secret documents sparked a debate around the world about the reach of U.S. electronic surveillance.


            More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A0I0EW20140119

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            • #21
              Snowden denies receiving assistance from Russian intelligence with NSA leaks

              Former National Security Agen**cy contractor Edward Snowden denied accusations that he was working for a foreign government when he stole countless classified documents detailing U.S. surveillance programs and efforts to gather information on world leaders.

              In an interview with the New Yorker, published Tuesday evening on the magazine’s Web site, Snowden said claims that he may have been working for the Russians as a spy were “absurd.”


              More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...y.html?hpid=z4

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              • #22
                NSA: Snowden tricked colleague to get password

                A National Security Agency employee has resigned from his job after admitting to FBI investigators that he allowed Edward Snowden, then an NSA contractor, to use his personal computer credentials to gain access to classified information, according to an agency memo.

                The unidentified employee was not aware that Snowden intended to obtain classified material for the purposes of disclosure, said the memo, which was first reported by NBC News.


                More:
                http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-employee-implicated-in-snowden-probe-has-resigned/2014/02/13/44f37a3e-94c7-11e3-b46a-5a3d0d2130da_story.html?hpid=z1

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                • #23
                  Senators to investigate NSA role in GCHQ 'Optic Nerve' webcam spying

                  Three US senators are planning to investigate any role the National Security Agency played in its British partner’s mass collection of Yahoo webcam images.

                  Reacting to the Guardian’s revelation on Thursday that UK surveillance agency GCHQ swept up millions of Yahoo users’ webcam chats, senators Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Martin Heinrich said in a joint statement that “any involvement of US agencies in the alleged activities reported today will need to be closely scrutinized”.

                  The senators described the interception as a “breathtaking lack of respect for privacy and civil liberties”. On Friday, the Internet Association – a trade body representing internet giants including Google, Amazon, eBay, Netflix, AOL and Twitter – joined the chorus of condemnation, issuing a statement expressing alarm at the latest GCHQ revelations, and calling for reform.

                  More: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-investigation

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                  • #24
                    NSA bugs tech hardware en route to global customers

                    American journalist Glenn Greenwald is accusing the U.S. National Security Agency of breaking into tech hardware to install surveillance bugs before the products are shipped to unsuspecting global customers, in a new book about the NSA's mass surveillance practices.

                    Greenwald, who broke the story of intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden, sat down with CBC's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge to discuss previously unseen documents in an interview airing Tuesday night on The National.

                    Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State, comes out on Wednesday.


                    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/glenn-g...mers-1.2640317

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                    • #25
                      Berlin tells CIA station chief to leave in spy scandal

                      Germany told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in a dramatic display of anger from Chancellor Angela Merkel at the behaviour of a close ally after officials unearthed two suspected U.S. spies.

                      The scandal has chilled relations with Washington to levels not seen since Merkel's predecessor opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. It follows allegations that Merkel herself, who grew up in Stasi-ridden East Germany, was among thousands of Germans whose mobile phones have been bugged by American agents.


                      More:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0FF1GU20140710

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                      • #26
                        U.S. seeks to mend German relations after spy expelled

                        President Barack Obama’s administration lavished praise on its partnership with Germany while sidestepping specifics of espionage allegations that led to the expulsion of the top American intelligence officer in Berlin.

                        “We’re in touch because we recognize the value and the strong partnership that exists between the United States and Germany,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday.

                        The administration must move quickly beyond such reassuring words to avoid damaging trans-Atlantic trade talks, business deals and national-security priorities, including talks on Iran’s nuclear program and sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine, according to foreign-policy specialists.


                        More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...-expelled.html

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                        • #27
                          German suspect was in contact with State Department not U.S. spies: officials

                          A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a U.S. State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, U.S. officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.

                          The officials, who are knowledgeable about the details of the case, said the U.S. government believes the relationship between the German defense official and his State Department contact was a friendship.

                          More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0FG2C820140711

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                          • #28
                            U.S. NSA hid spying software in hard drive firmware

                            Today, 01:54 PM


                            The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

                            That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

                            More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ns...says-1.2959252

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                            • #29
                              CIA sought to hack Apple iPhones from earliest days: The Intercept

                              CIA researchers have worked for nearly a decade to break the security protecting Apple (AAPL.O) phones and tablets, investigative news site The Intercept reported on Tuesday, citing documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

                              The report cites top-secret U.S. documents that suggest U.S. government researchers had created a version of XCode, Apple's software application development tool, to create surveillance backdoors into programs distributed on Apple's App Store.

                              More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0M610V20150310

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