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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.
SecureDrop  17 October 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower support system, originally written by Aaron Swartz and now run by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The first instance of this system was named StrongBox and is being run by the New Yorker.
NSA tracks Google ads to find Tor users  08 October 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Just because the National Security Agency hasn't cracked the anonymizing service Tor doesn't mean that people who use the service are free from surveillance.
Tech firms push for NSA surveillance transparency bills  01 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The U.S. Congress must act quickly on legislation that would make electronic data collection efforts by the U.S. National Security Agency more public, a group of tech firms, civil liberties groups and other organizations said Monday.
Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula  23 September 2013 
Source: The Guardian - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).
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