Tag: Telephone tapping

Redactions in U.S. Memo Leave Doubts on Data Surveillance Program

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo approving the National Security Agency’s Stellarwind program, a set of warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly authorized

Microsoft lawyer says future is ‘bleak’ because of NSA surveillance

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Microsoft’s top lawyer doesn’t see much reason to be optimistic going forward if the National Security Agency doesn’t stop its bulk collection of private data, pointing to a “bleak future” and a lack of justice and accountability. Speaking at the

The official US position on the NSA is still unlimited eavesdropping power

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Modern American privacy law begins with Charles Katz, an accused gambler, making a call from a Los Angeles phone booth. In a now-famous opinion, Justice John Marshall Harlan concluded that the US Constitution protected Katz’s “expectation of privacy” in his

NSA monitors WiFi on US planes ‘in violation’ of privacy laws

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Companies that provide WiFi on US domestic flights are handing over their data to the NSA, adapting their technology to allow security services new powers to spy on passengers. In doing so, they may be in violation of privacy laws.

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

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Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process. The classified files –

Report claims NSA monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain

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The National Security Agency monitored 60 million phone calls made in Spain over the course of a single month last year, according to a report published by a Spanish newspaper Sunday evening. El Mundo, citing information in documents leaked by

Senators Push to Preserve N.S.A. Phone Surveillance

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee appears to be moving toward swift passage of a bill that would “change but preserve” the once-secret National Security Agency program that is keeping logs of every American’s phone calls, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the

US Drug Enforcement Agents Involved In Questionable Espionage

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A covert squad of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agents are secretly feeding intelligence obtained from electronic intercepts, wiretaps, informants and telephone records to other federal agencies and state or local law enforcement departments throughout the United States to aid

The price of surveillance: U.S. gov’t pays to snoop

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WASHINGTON – How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology. In the era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, a murky multimillion-dollar market has