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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
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
In protest of NSA surveillance laws, more than 10K websites redirect visitors from congressional IP addresses to blackoutcongress.org   —  More than 10,000 websites ‘blackout’ Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws  —  Fight for the Future provides code to block access …
May 29, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
NSA bulk phone records collection to end despite USA Freedom Act failure   —  Even as the Senate remains at an impasse over the future of US domestic surveillance powers, the National Security Agency will be legally unable to collect US phone records in bulk by the time Congress returns from its Memorial Day vacation.
May 24, 2015, 12:50 AMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Researchers build a new Tor client called Astoria, say it is significantly better at avoiding attacks to deanonymize users   —  Hackers build a new Tor client designed to beat the NSA  —  Anonymity's toughest adversaries are hackers with the full-force and backing of Beijing, London, and Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2015, 3:05 PMIn context

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