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How These 5 Dirtbags Radically Advanced Your Digital Rights  11 December 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Bad facts make bad law, the saying goes. But sometimes, bad people make good law. Consider the following exhibits: a cocaine dealer, a child pornographer, a purveyor of suspect penis-enlargement pills, and two accused hackers.
 
NSA Spying on Online Gaming Worlds  10 December 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
he NSA is spying on chats in World of Warcraft and other games. There's lots of information -- and a good source document. While it's fun to joke about the NSA and elves and dwarves from World of Warcraft, this kind of surveillance makes perfect sense.
 
NSA Wrongly Says Warrantless Mobile-Phone Location Tracking Is Legal  06 December 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
National Security Agency snoops are harvesting as many as 5 billion records daily to track mobile phones as they ping nearby cell towers across the globe.
 
NSA spying will ultimately benefit us all  02 December 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Most of us would agree that the NSA has spread its nets too far and cut deeply into our personal privacy. Ultimately, and perhaps ironically, I am hopeful this transgression will leave us with better protection for our personal communication than ever before.
 
Apple, Google, Microsoft unite against NSA spying program  29 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
The tech giants, along with Yahoo, Facebook, and AOL, call upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to substantially reform the US government's mass surveillance practices.
 
The FBI Might Do More Domestic Surveillance than the NSA  26 November 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
his is a long article about the FBI's Data Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), which is basically its own internal NSA. It carries out its own signals intelligence operations and is trying to collect huge amounts of email and Internet data from U.S. companies -- an operation that the NSA once conducted, was reprimanded for, and says it abandoned.
 
Tim Berners-Lee says government snooping threatens future democracy  26 November 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web.
 
Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'  20 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that privacy will become much harder to ensure.
 
Google: We're bombarded by gov't requests on user data  18 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Requests from governments worldwide for user information have more than doubled since three years ago. Worse still, says Google, is what the US won't let us tell you.
 
Close-In Surveillance Using Your Phone's Wi-Fi  01 November 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This article talks about applications in retail, but the possibilities are endless. Every smartphone these days comes equipped with a WiFi card. When the card is on and looking for networks to join, it's detectable by local routers.
 
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