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Cory Bennett / The Hill:
EFF to argue NSA's “upstream” data collection program is unconstitutional in first public court challenge Friday   —  NSA to defend Internet collection in court  —  Digital rights advocate the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is taking the National Security Agency (NSA) …
Dec 19, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress passes intelligence bill incorporating key parts of Reagan-era executive order authorizing NSA spying on Americans   —  How Congress Secretly Just Legitimized Questionable NSA Mass Surveillance Tool  —  We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly …
Dec 14, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Verizon says Voice Cypher, its new encrypted voice call app, will include backdoors for law enforcement   —  Verizon's New, Encrypted Calling App Plays Nice With the NSA  —  Verizon is the latest big company to enter the post-Snowden market for secure communication, and it's doing …
Dec 13, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security, founded by ex-NSA employees, raises $8M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins   —  Can three ex-NSA snoops stop the worst hacks before they start?  —  An e-mail arrives in your inbox: relevant, knowingly addressed to you, hardly suspicious.
Dec 11, 2014, 7:10 AMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Operation AURORAGOLD: How the NSA hacks cellphone networks worldwide and spies on the GSM Association, which includes Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Facebook, others   —  How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide  —  In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya …
Dec 4, 2014, 7:25 AMIn context
Top Level Telecommunications:
Recent leaks provide a comprehensive view of GCHQ's cable tapping activities   —  INCENSER, or how NSA and GCHQ are tapping internet cables  —  Recently disclosed documents show that the NSA's fourth-largest cable tapping program, codenamed INCENSER, pulls its data from just one single source …
Dec 1, 2014, 12:25 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Regin malware found on Belgacom, plus networks of European Commission, Council, Parliament, and others linked to GCHQ, NSA operations   —  U.S. and British Intel Agencies Attacked European Union With Malware  —  Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated …
Nov 24, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
The US Congress won't limit the NSA: individuals, courts, and other nations must step up   —  Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance.  Here's What Matters Instead.  —  The “USA Freedom Act”—which its proponents were heralding as “NSA reform” despite its suffocatingly narrow scope …
Nov 23, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Ken Dilanian / Associated Press:
Internal NSA debate led Obama to consider plan to stop gathering US phone records in 2009   —  AP Exclusive: Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency …
Nov 22, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection   —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …
Nov 18, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context

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