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Obama Sets Limitations on NSA Spying After Snowden Leaks

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US intelligence agencies will limit the use of information they gather on foreigners, including eliminating material that isn’t relevant to national security after five years, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, reports Bloomberg. NSA analysts will delete some information collected about US citizens which

Brazil begins laying its own Internet cables to avoid U.S. surveillance

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There’s a new wrinkle in Brazil’s plan to build a $185 million undersea fiber-optic cable that would connect it to Portugal and help the country avoid surveillance by U.S. intelligence authorities, reports Bloomberg: The cable will be built without the help of any U.S.

Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering

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For more than a year,  former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, having been granted asylum. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after making public key intelligence documents dealing with the U.S.

Silicon Valley Is Key to Limiting NSA Surveillance

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A little more than a year ago, journalist Glenn Greenwald and his then-colleagues at the Guardian, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, set off for Hong Kong to meet a mysterious source who promised unprecedented information about the United States’ intelligence

Brazil Passed On Boeing For $4.5 Billion Fighter Jet Deal Because Of Concerns Over NSA Surveillance

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We've pointed out a few times now, how the NSA seems unable to do basic cost-benefit analysis on its widespread surveillance. The NSA still seems to think that its surveillance is "costless" (perhaps beyond the $70 billion or so from

Putin calls internet a ‘CIA project’ renewing fears of web breakup

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Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a "CIA project" on Thursday. The Russian president told a media conference in St Petersburg that

Brazil to pass anti-spy bill in victory for net neutrality

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Brazil has scored big for net neutrality after its lower house of Congress approved a groundbreaking post-Snowden bill that protects its users’ privacy rights, albeit with some sacrifices. The measure did not go as smoothly as could have. To ensure

Snowden will help Germany investigate NSA spying if granted asylum

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Edward Snowden is offering Germany his help with investigating NSA spying activities on its soil, if Berlin grants him political asylum, Stern reports, citing correspondence with the whistleblower. “I have a great respect for Germany,” Snowden wrote to the German

Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying when he’s given asylum

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden has pledged to help Brazil investigate the NSA’s spying activities. Snowden said he had been asked by Brazilian senators for information on “suspected crimes against Brazilian citizens.” In an open letter published by Brazilian paper Folha de

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

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Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according

The NSA overreach poses a serious threat to our economy

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Technology companies revolutionized the global economy by creating an interconnected, high-speed international marketplace. Internet and telecommunication companies empower businesses to conduct complex transactions and connect with customers, clients and governments across the globe, placing a premium on privacy, accountability and

Brazil admits to spying on US diplomats after blasting NSA surveillance

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Brazil this week admitted to spying on diplomats from countries including the US, Russia, and Iran, as part of a domestic program launched ten years ago under former President  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The program was first revealed in

Germany, Brazil Turn to U.N. to Restrain American Spies

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Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major international effort to restrain the National Security Agency's intrusions into the

Spain fears NSA is targeting communications data of its citizens

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Spanish authorities believe the US' National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting communication data in the country, echoing recent revelations about the NSA's activity in France. According to a report in Spanish daily El Pais, the country's intelligence agency CNI

Brazil’s president condemns NSA spying

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UNITED NATIONS — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of electronic espionage by the National Security Agency, telling a gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that American eavesdropping constitutes “a breach of international

Brazilian president postpones Washington visit over NSA spying

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The Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, snubbed Barack Obama on Tuesday by postponing an official visit to Washington in protest at the spying activities of the US National Security Agency. The row between the biggest economies in North and South America

Argentina, Brazil agree on cyber-defense alliance against US espionage

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Defense ministers of Brazil and Argentina have pledged to cooperate closely to improve cyber defense capabilities following revelations of the scale of US spying on Latin American countries. “We need to reflect on how we cooperate to face these new

Brazil’s Rousseff targets internet companies after NSA spying

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(Reuters) – Angered by reports that the U.S. government spied on her and other Brazilians, President Dilma Rousseff is pushing new legislation that would seek to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside Brazil.

US admits spying ‘questionable’ to angry Brazil

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he White House has admitted there are “legitimate questions” to be answered over US spying on its allies following claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) monitored the communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and hacked into the computer networks

Brazil tries to elude NSA with new cables, satellite

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(Reuters) – Can any government escape the prying eyes of the U.S. National Security Agency? Brazil is going to try. Angered by recent revelations that the United States spied on its emails and phone calls and even its president, Brazil's