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NSA Starting To CUT PEOPLE

  The National Security Agency, hit by disclosures of classified data by former contractor Edward Snowden, said Thursday it intends to eliminate about 90 percent of its system administrators to reduce the number of people with access to secret information. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, the U.S. spy agency charged with monitoring foreign electronic communications, told a cybersecurity confer ...

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Snowden’s Father Chimes In About RUSSIA — FIND OUT WHAT HE SAID HERE

  The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum. Lon Snowden's comments came on the day that President Barack Obama canceled a summit meeting with Putin planned for next month in retaliation for Russ ...

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FBI Is Demanding YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER Install SPYING SOFTWARE

\   The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts. FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire commun ...

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NSA Spying Violations ‘MORE SERIOUS’ Than THEY Told Us

  Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Tuesday that NSA violations of court orders placing limits on surveillance had been “more serious” than the federal government has admitted. Last Friday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted in a letter to Wyden that the NSA had violated court orders setting limits on NSA spying, acknowledging there had been a “nu ...

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LAWMAKERS WHO VOTED FOR THE NSA TO KEEP SPYING GOT DOUBLE THE DONATIONS FROM THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

  On Wednesday, the House voted 217 to 205 not to defund the controversial NSA surveillance programs. It turns out that the lawmakers who voted no on the Amash amendment, and wanted to keep the government program fully funded, received twice as much in campaign financing from the intelligence and defense industry as the 205 “yes” voters. An investigation performed at the request of WIRED found out on F ...

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CONGRESS WILL NOT STOP MASSIVE NSA SURVEILLANCE

The House defeated legislation on Wednesday that would have blocked the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting vast amounts of phone records. The Obama administration considers this a victory in the first Congressional showdown over the N.S.A.’s surveillance activities since Edward J. Snowden’s security breaches last month. The vote was close, 205 to 217, and came after a brief but impassioned debat ...

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I SPY: UK Planning Broad Online Domestic Spying Regime

UK officials plan to monitor Britons' online activities by placing surveillance devices on the country's telecom networks, a Parliamentary report says. The program would keep tabs on which websites were visited as well as who contacted whom. ­On Tuesday the British Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee published the report outlining a massive, national surveillance program based in the country's ...

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I HEARD THAT: Hacked Phones May Listen To Everything You Say [W/VIDEO]

Most people believe their phone conversations are private.  Well, they may not be as private as you think if your office or home is filled with hacked phones. 
 Researchers at Columbia University have discovered a flaw in  telephones that allows a hacker to turn a phone’s microphone into a sophisticated recording device.  Using this flaw an attacker can eavesdrop on conversations remotely. 5th year PhD cand ...

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TWEET TWEET: US Government Makes 80% Of Twitter Info Requests

Twitter has released its second transparency report, which demonstrated a frightening increase in requests for user data by the US government and ignited serious concerns over privacy and free expression. ­The list disclosed data requests from over 30 nations, and revealed that the US government was responsible for 815 of the 1,009 information requests in the second half of 2012 – just over 80 percent of al ...

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ALL UP IN THE KOOL AID: Pentagon’s New Massive ‘Cyber-Security’ To Watch YOU

As the US government depicts the Defense Department as shrinking due to budgetary constraints, the Washington Post this morning announces "a major expansion of [the Pentagon's] cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold." Specifically, says the New York Times this morning, "the expansion would increase the Defense Department's Cyber Command by more than 4,000 peo ...

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