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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
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
Microsoft opens “Transparency Center” in Brussels, allowing EU governments to inspect the company's software for backdoors   —  Microsoft opens EU “Transparency Centre” to allay fears over NSA backdoors  —  Microsoft has opened what it calls a “Transparency Centre” in Brussels …
Jun 7, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
NSA documents: Justice Department authorized expansion of NSA surveillance to enable search of US Internet traffic for evidence of hacking originating abroad   —  Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border  —  WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate …
Jun 4, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
National Journal:
Senate passes the USA Freedom Act to restore and revise some Patriot Act spying provisions, ending bulk collection of US call metadata   —  Senate Passes Major NSA Reform Bill  —  The USA Freedom Act, which will restore but reform the expired Patriot Act's spy authorities …
Jun 2, 2015, 4:40 PMIn context
Guardian:
Senate advances USA Freedom Act, but vote on bill likely won't come for several days, causing temporary shutdown of some Patriot Act powers   —  Patriot Act powers to lapse at midnight as Senate fails to agree on NSA reform  —  Surveillance hawks concede defeat as Rand Paul forces shutdown …
May 31, 2015, 8:05 PMIn context

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