Best Buy’s Geek Squad Working With FBI For Over A Decade

By Aaron Mackey, EFF.org. -

After the prosecution of a California doctor revealed the FBI’s ties to a Best Buy Geek Squadcomputer repair facility in Kentucky, new documents released to EFF show that the relationship goes [...]

Finding Your Voice

By Ava Kofman, The Intercept. -

At the height of the Cold War, during the winter of 1980, FBI agents recorded a phone call in which a man arranged a secret meeting with the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. On the day of his [...]

NSA Deleted Data It Promised To Keep For Court Proceedings

By Terri Webster, The Blaze. -

The NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White Thursday that data and “backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016,” Politico reported. On [...]

Lawmakers Demand Tech Corps Censor Journalists And Conduct Surveillance

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By Andre Damon for WSWS - Wednesday’s hearings by the House and Senate Intelligence committees on “extremist” political views served as the occasion for members of Congress to urge technology [...]

DOJ Seeks 1.3M IP Addresses Associated With J20 Protests

By Staff, www.dreamhost.com -

By Staff of Dream Host - You would be shocked to see just how many of these challenges we’re obligatedto mount every year! Chris Ghazarian, our General Counsel, has taken issue with this [...]

Newsletter: When Empires Fall

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The Pentagon recently released a report, "At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World," which details its concerns about losing access to [...]

FBI Used Patriot Act To Obtain ‘Large Collections’ Of Americans’ Data, DoJ Finds

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By Spencer Ackerman for The Guardian - As lawmakers and security agencies braced for a potential loss of the heart of the Patriot Act, a long-delayed Justice Department report showed that the FBI [...]

The Antidote To Authoritarianism

By Malkia A. Cyril, www.theatlantic.com -

By Malkia A. Cyril for The Atlantic - My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know [...]

FBI Has Already Gathered Millions Of ‘Faceprints’ for Facial Recognition

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post. A House Committee questioned Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy Assistant Director at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, about why the bureau [...]

Snowden’s Advice To Trump On Surveillance

By Alex Emmons, www.theintercept.com -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept. Snowden explained that the NSA’s surveillance dragnet currently allows any analyst with an appropriate clearance to search a massive database of communications [...]

European Court Of Justice Rules Against Mass Surveillance

By Staff, www.dw.com -

By Staff of DW - The ECJ has ruled that governments cannot force telecom firms to keep all customer data. The ruling, which says the laws violate basic privacy rights, comes as governments call [...]

Snowden: ‘Journalists Are A Threatened Class’ In Era Of Mass Surveillance

By Nika Knight, www.commondreams.org -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - "Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy," Snowden said. "Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your [...]

Private Eyes: Little-Known Company Enabling Worldwide Mass Surveillance

By Ryan Gallagher and Nicky Hager, www.theintercept.com -

By Ryan Gallagher and Nicky Hager for The Intercept - IT WAS A POWERFUL piece of technology created for an important customer. The Medusa system, named after the mythical Greek monster with [...]

CIA ‘Siren Servers’ Can Predict Social Uprisings 3-5 Days In Advance

By Tim Hinchliffe, www.sociable.co -

By Tim Hinchliffe for The Sociable - The CIA claims to be able to predict social unrest days before it happens thanks to powerful super computers dubbed Siren Servers by the father of Virtual [...]

Walking Tour Of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

By Cora Currier, www.theintercept.com -

By Cora Currier for The Intercept. New York City - Earlier this month, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the lower tip of Manhattan was thronged with soldiers in uniform, firefighters [...]

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