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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.
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.
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