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Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
US court of appeals for DC Circuit throws out ruling that would have blocked NSA's phone metadata collection   —  U.S. court rules for government over NSA metadata collection program  —  A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency …
Aug 28, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
ZEIT ONLINE:
Germany's domestic intelligence agency BfV got XKeyscore software from NSA in exchange for German surveillance data   —  A Dubious Deal with the NSA  —  Internal documents show that Germany's domestic intelligence agency, the BfV, received the coveted software program XKeyscore from the NSA - and promised data from Germany in return.
Aug 27, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Aug 15, 2015, 1:35 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Adapted OwnStar MITM Wi-Fi attack can grab the virtual keys of BMW, Mercedes, Chrysler cars through a vulnerability in RemoteLink mobile app   —  OwnStar Wi-Fi attack now grabs BMW, Mercedes, and Chrysler cars' virtual keys  —  Using SSL proxy, attack decrypts user data, allowing remote access to vehicle.
Aug 14, 2015, 12:20 PMIn context
Lauren Walker / Newsweek:
NSA says it will stop accessing historical metadata collected under Section 215 of the Patriot Act on Nov. 29   —  NSA to Stop Accessing ‘Historical Metadata’ on Nov. 29  —  On November 29, 2015, the National Security Agency (NSA) will stop accessing “historical metadata” …
Jul 27, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
The Intercept:
How the NSA's XKEYSCORE system for collecting and searching Internet data works   —  A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA's XKEYSCORE  —  Second in a series.  Part 1 here.  —  The sheer quantity of communications that XKEYSCORE processes, filters and queries is stunning.
Jul 4, 2015, 10:25 PMIn context
The Intercept:
New documents show XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google-like tool, collects more data than previously reported including web searches and router configuration information   —  XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications  —  Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept
Jul 4, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months   —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …
Jun 30, 2015, 4:15 PMIn context
The Intercept:
NSA and GCHQ have tried since at least 2008 to reverse-engineer antivirus software like Kaspersky, monitored company emails for new malware they could use   —  Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks  —  The National Security Agency and its British counterpart …
Jun 22, 2015, 11:55 AMIn context
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Germany drops inquiry into claims NSA tapped Angela Merkel's phone   —  Prosecutors say they can find no actionable evidence to support claims German chancellor's mobile phone was tapped by US National Security Agency  —  German federal prosecutors have closed their investigation …
Jun 13, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context

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