Tag: electronic communications

A third of U.S. shield data from gov’t in wake of Snowden

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WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of Americans have taken action to shield their personal data from government surveillance programs that monitor phone and electronic communications, says a Pew Research Center poll released Monday. Those actions include strengthening privacy settings on

Who profits from our new war? Inside NSA and private contractors’ secret plans

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A massive, $7.2 billion Army intelligence contract signed just 10 days ago underscores the central role to be played by the National Security Agency and its army of private contractors in the unfolding air war being carried out by the

NSA Internet Metadata Program Collected More Than Was Allowed, Shared Data Too Broadly

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A now-defunct National Security Agency (NSA) bulk collection program that collected information about online communications exceeded its authority, collected too much, and shared that information too freely, recently declassified court documents show. The program collected, according to the official IC

With Liberty to Monitor All

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How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy July 28, 2014 The 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential

Snowden Leaks Cost Nation’s Cyber Security Efforts, Former NSA Official Says

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A former deputy National Security Agency director said intelligence secrets leaked by Edward Snowden last June derailed legislative attempts to encourage the public and private sectors to share information about vulnerabilities in cyberspace, and said the government must do more

NSA spies on OSCE HQ in Vienna – report

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Among the many targets for the UN National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is the Vienna-based headquarters of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Austrian media reported. The OSCE is mentioned among the targets for NSA in the

Emails reveal close Google relationship with NSA

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Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the U.S. government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after

Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: Line Between Public, Private Self is Shifting

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Social media and electronic communications have forced a shift in the line between public and private self, says former NSA and CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, and it is making intelligence gathering more difficult. Appearing Sunday on "Face the Nation,"