UN Preparing Investigation Of Spying During Climate Talks After Snowden Disclosure

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 5:56 am

The British equivalent of the NSA, the GCHQ, was reportedly deployed by the British government to at least two climate talks to spy on other countries according to documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said there will be an investigation into the spying and the use of [...]

Amazon-CIA Partnership Critics Launch Ad Campaign, Includes Billboard In Front Of Amazon HQ

By: Friday October 31, 2014 7:48 am

  Amazon’s $600 million contract with the CIA related to cloud computing services has caused alarm throughout the civil liberties community. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed raising concern that the CIA could be using its access to Amazon’s massive data to conduct intelligence work rather than simply storing data. In light [...]

Marc Andreessen Calls Snowden Traitor, Doesn’t Want Democracy

By: Friday October 24, 2014 10:23 am

Though Silicon Valley and the tech industry is generally known as being more liberal than other economic sectors it is worth noting that it too has its share of plutocrat reactionaries. Though venture capitalist Tom Perkins became the face of the faction with his comparison of Occupy Wall Street to Nazis, a more relevant example [...]

Holder And FBI Looking To Stop Civilian Use Of Strong Crypto

By: Friday October 10, 2014 9:32 am

Need more evidence that the government wants access to all your private information? Then check out the recent move by Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI to subvert the use of strong cryptography by the average citizen. As noted by Cory Doctorow, the move to weaken civilian use of strong crypto is actually a [...]

New Zealand Prime Minister Under Scrutiny For Kim Dotcom Email, Surveillance Program

By: Monday September 15, 2014 10:34 am

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been having a rough past couple of days. Key is now entangled in two separate but related scandals involving collaboration with the US government and business interests to violate the rights of Kim Dotcom and others residing in New Zealand. According to a disputed email, Prime Minster Key [...]

NSA Extorted Yahoo’s Compliance With PRISM With $250,000 Per Day Fine Threat

By: Friday September 12, 2014 10:44 am

While many in the tech industry appear to have no trouble collaborating with those illegally spying on American citizens, it is instructive to see what happened to the companies that even put up mild resistance to the NSA’s mission of “collect it all.” According to recently unsealed court documents the NSA threatened to fine Yahoo [...]

John Schindler Out At Naval War College After Sexting Scandal

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 9:23 am

Sorry to say I'm severing my affiliation with Naval War College. I had a great time there but it's time to move on. Thanks for your support. — John Schindler (@20committee) August 11, 2014 John Schindler announced that his relationship with the Naval War College has ended after he was caught in a sexting scandal.¬†Schindler [...]

FISA Court Judges Signing Off On NSA Surveillance Programs Invest In Verizon Stock

By: Monday July 28, 2014 9:43 am

The secretive court that rules on the legality of NSA domestic surveillance programs has members holding stakes in the telecommunications companies affected by the court’s decisions. This conflict of interest poses a serious risk to the actual and perceived impartiality of the shadowy court. According to Vice, FISA Court Judges James Zagel, Susan Wright, and [...]

Germany Boots CIA Station Chief Over Spying Scandals

By: Friday July 11, 2014 5:34 am

The German government appears to have reached the breaking point over US espionage in the country and has now ejected the CIA Station Chief in Berlin – a move generally not done by friendly nations and represents a considerable deterioration of US-German relations. Earlier this year it was revealed by Edward Snowden that the NSA [...]

XKeyscore Story Might Mean There Is Second NSA Leaker

By: Friday July 4, 2014 4:05 am

Edward Snowden might not be the only former NSA worker blowing the whistle. New revelations concerning an NSA surveillance program called “XKeyscore” seem to point to another source of NSA leaks. XKeyscore is, according to German broadcaster Das Erste who was one of the first publishers of the story, an NSA surveillance program that logs [...]

John Schindler Put On Leave From Naval War College After Sending Nude Photo

By: Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:17 am

John Schindler,  a former NSA analyst who made a name for himself as a leading critic of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, has been put on leave by the US Naval War College after it was discovered that he had sent at least one photo of his genitals to a woman he met through social [...]

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