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An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent  17 January 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When mass political protests erupted throughout Brazil in June, Miguel Freitas did what countless others did: He followed the news on Twitter. Tweets revealed information he couldn’t get anywhere else, including the mainstream media. “Brazilian media is highly concentrated,” says Freitas, an engineer based in Rio de Janeiro. “I have been able to read news that a lot of friends never heard about.”
The Danger of NSA Spying on Members of Congress  08 January 2014 
Source: The Atlantic - Posted by Dave Wreski   
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the NSA on Friday asking, "Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?" The only acceptable answer ought to be, "No, of course not."
Infosec experts boycott RSA conflab over alleged 'secret' NSA contract  08 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
More security researchers are boycotting next month's US edition of the RSA Conference in protest against an alleged "secret deal" the company is said to have struck with the National Security Agency.
Glenn Greenwald: ‘A Lot’ More NSA Documents to Come  06 January 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Nearly seven months after journalist and privacy activist Glenn Greenwald publicized Edward Snowden’s first revelations of the vast scope of the NSA’s digital surveillance, his life has changed absolutely.
Operation Vula  30 December 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"Talking to Vula" is the story of a 1980s secret communications channel between black South African leaders and others living in exile in the UK. The system used encrypted text encoded into DTMF "touch tones" and transmitted from pay phones.
Snowden: Dear Brazil, the NSA is watching you  18 December 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Edward Snowden has written an extensive open letter to the people of Brazil to discuss his findings and ultimately seek asylum.
The NSA Is Coming to Town, So Encrypt for Goodness’ Sake  16 December 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is getting coal for Christmas. That’s according to this 2-minute video just released by the ACLU portraying Santa as an NSA snoop. “They’re watching almost every electronic device. The NSA is coming to town.” Ho. Ho. Ho. Happy Holidays!
Cops and Feds Routinely ‘Dump’ Cell Towers to Track Everyone Nearby  13 December 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The nation’s mobile phone carriers received more than 9,000 requests last year for cell-tower dumps, which identify every mobile phone at a particular location and time, often by the thousands.
NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking  12 December 2013 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Alex   
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
Show us a better way than collecting metadata, NSA director says to critics  12 December 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Critics of the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. residents' telephone records should offer a better way to track terrorists and protect the country against attacks, the agency's director said Wednesday.
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