The Investigatory Powers Bill, dubbed the “Snoopers’ Charter” by critics, will hand British police and spy agencies new powers to hack computers and access vast troves of private data. “Every citizen will … Continue reading U.K. Parliament Approves Unprecedented New Hacking and Surveillance Powers
The Investigatory Powers Bill, which was passed on Thursday, would, among other measures, require websites to keep customers’ browsing history for up to a year and allow law enforcement agencies access to … Continue reading UK politicians approve ‘extreme surveillance’ law
PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called … Continue reading Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.
Yet with each new investigation and judicial inquiry, and as more evidence is unearthed, Snowden’s core claims are increasingly vindicated. Western officials are indeed addicted to unaccountable, secretive, abusive systems of mass … Continue reading Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance is in the West, Vindicating Snowden
The deputy director also explains what would make for a bad day on the job. In the interview the deputy director tries to imply that Snowden’s motives were bad (but top secret, … Continue reading The NSA deputy chief on Edward Snowden’s true motivations
In its quest to create a state where every person is monitored all the time, the UAE is hiring some of the world’s best cyberwarriors. Not all of these recruits know what … Continue reading Spies for Hire
The Communist Party wants to harness vast troves of online data to score people and companies on their behavior. Straight out of the amazing series “Black Mirror,” imagine your government keeping a … Continue reading China’s plan to organize its society relies on ‘big data’ to rate everyone
Google revealed Wednesday it had been released from an FBI gag order that came with a secret demand for its customers’ personal information. Just another example of our government abusing its power. … Continue reading Freed From Gag Order, Google Reveals It Received Secret FBI Subpoena
The former NSA contractor needs to accept at least a measure of criminal responsibility for his actions. Wait a minute! As one commenter, chunli, on the article wrote: Did you just call for … Continue reading No pardon for Edward Snowden – Washington Post. What?
A never-before-published NSA manual makes it clear that malware released by a hacker group this week came from the spy agency. The danger of these exploits is that they can be used … Continue reading The NSA Was Hacked, Snowden Documents Confirm
Your smartphone’s radio can be used to spy on you. The exiled NSA leaker teamed up with renowned hardware hacker Bunnie Huang to stop it. Crazy that we have to come up … Continue reading Snowden Designs a Device to Warn If Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching
This could get creepy fast…. There are plenty of scenarios in which Facebook casually connecting you with people because your phones were in the same place at the same time could end … Continue reading Facebook is using your phone’s location to suggest new friends—which could be a privacy disaster