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Futurology: Internet of Things and the NSA

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The Internet was clearly expanding beyond the computer in 2004, even three years before the launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007, so many technologists saw the possibility for every day devices to become surveillance tools for businesses and governments.

Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists’ Use of Social Media

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LONDON — One of Britain’s highest-ranking intelligence officials on Tuesday castigated the giant American companies that dominate the Internet for providing the “command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals” and challenged the companies to find a better balance between

Chinese officials fear Apple products may be tools for U.S. espionage

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BEIJING – Edward Snowden might not be such a popular figure among Chinese officials any more, after it emerged this week that government money won’t be spent on iPads or MacBooks any more because of concerns about U.S. spying. Snowden’s

Tech Companies Reel as NSA’s Spying Tarnishes Reputations

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U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, the New America Foundation said in a report today. The foundation called for prohibiting the

Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world – and why the fight’s not over

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Thursday marks one year since the Guardian published the first in a series of eye-opening stories about surveillance based on documents provided by Edward Snowden. The events in the 52 weeks since have proven him to be the most significant

How the NSA Could Bug Your Powered-Off Phone, and How to Stop Them

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Just because you turned off your phone doesn’t mean the NSA isn’t using it to spy on you. Edward Snowden’s latest revelation about the NSA’s snooping inspired an extra dose of shock and disbelief when he said the agency’s hackers

NSA surveillance eroded transatlantic trust

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When the Guardian started reporting on the largest disclosure of secret NSA files in the history of the agency in June, it was only a question of time before the information spill reached America's allies overseas. That's because the NSA's

Verizon, AT&T Challenged on NSA Spying

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Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest phone companies, have maintained a disciplined silence about their involvement with the U.S. government’s controversial national security surveillance programs. Now, the telecom titans are facing pressure from influential shareholders to be more forthcoming about

NSA spied on Indian embassy and UN mission, Edward Snowden files reveal

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The US National Security Agency may have accessed computers within the Indian embassy in Washington and mission at the United Nations in New York as part of a huge clandestine effort to mine electronic data held by its south Asian

France launches investigation into U.S. spy program

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PARIS: French prosecutors are investigating alleged U.S. spying under the Prism surveillance program following complaints by two human rights organizations, sources close to the case said Wednesday. They launched an investigation on July 16 into fraudulent access to personal data

Privacy Group Petitions Supreme Court to Stop NSA Phone Surveillance

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When Edward Snowden recently revealed the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance programs, he set in motion a trans-Atlantic legal backlash. On Monday, privacy groups in the United Kingdom and the United States launched lawsuits aimed at halting sweeping spy initiatives

Laptop stolen in London sends spy photos from Iran

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When a burglar broke into a London flat and stole an expensive laptop, its owner was relieved he had taken the time to install security software to track its location. Until it turned up 3,000 miles away in Iran. Animator