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Snowden Documents provide Undeniable Evidence of NSA-AT&T Collusion

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  On Saturday, The NYT published a story detailing the close collaboration between multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T and the NSA. According to documents provided by the former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden, AT&T maintained a “higly collaborative” relationship with

Don’t trust your phone, don’t trust your laptop – this is the reality that Snowden has shown us

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Back in July 2013, a few weeks after Edward Snowden’s revelations about internet and mobile-phone surveillance began, I wrote a column that began: “Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden

Cisco chief urges Obama to curb NSA surveillance activity

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(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc’s chief executive officer has written a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to curtail government surveillance after evidence circulated showing the National Security Agency had intercepted Cisco equipment, a company spokesman said on Sunday.

From Merkel to Tymoshenko: NSA spied on 122 world leaders, Snowden docs reveal

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The NSA’s data base contains information obtained during the surveillance of over a hundred world leaders, new leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. Der Spiegel has looked through a top secret presentation by NSA's Center for Content Extraction, which

Confessions of an NSA apologist

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I write neither to bury the National Security Agency nor fetishize the national security state, but rather, to explain, to myself, what facts on the ground inspire the motivations and influence the judgment of people with extraordinary power. For this,

Spying on Congress — NSA scandal gets even worse in 2014

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Happy New Year. Just when you thought the NSA spying scandal couldn’t get any worse, it has. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Administration (NSA), and asked plainly whether the

Ex-Microsoft privacy adviser: I don’t trust company after NSA revelations

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Microsoft's former chief privacy adviser says he does not have faith in the security of the software company's technology, following revelations about the US's NSA spy agency published in the Guardian. Caspar Bowden, who between 2002 and 2011 was in

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