NSA

Here’s how the NSA tracks 5 billion cellphones everyday

Surprise surprise. Edward Snowden isn’t done releasing information on how the NSA is encroaching on our privacy, literally everyday. In a report from the Washington Post, the National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to[…]

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Here’s what you need to know about NSA spying all wrapped into one video

Fight for the Future, and Demand Progress, made a video breaking down the secret government NSA spying program, in easy to understand terms. The video, which was funded by Fight for the Future members, explains the stakes of NSA spying to people around the world. The U.S. Government has turned the Internet into something it was never[…]

Microsoft

Yikes! Microsoft practically hand delivered access to their data for the NSA

Sigh. We all knew with the original Snowden NSA PRISM leak that Microsoft was part of the group of big tech companies that provided “direct access” for the NSA to their data; but this most recent leak from Snowden to The Guardian explains how Microsoft made obtaining the data a breeze. Privacy, what privacy? According to[…]

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New top secret NSA PRISM slides leaked which show just how the program works

In a new leak of slides provided originally by Edward Snowden, and published by The Washington Post, detail exactly how the NSA PRISM secret spying program works: from targeting “selectors,” accessing private Internet companies’ data, to processing the data. In the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court approved PRISM program, NSA analysts are able to[…]

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ACLU first to file lawsuit against U.S. Govt for NSA PRISM spying program

Well, that escalated quickly! Thanks to the ACLU, the U.S. Government will have their day in court over the recent NSA spy program leaks. In a statement from the ACLU, they say: the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the [NSA PRISM] program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy. The lawsuit[…]

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Read about the stealth Q-Group, who is assigned to track down NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Ever since the top secret NSA PRISM documents were disclosed, the NSA has been in scramble mode, doing everything possible to try to track down the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden. The Daily Beast has a good write up on the “Q-Group” which is the top secret Associate Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence group, who is[…]

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Mozilla launches massive campaign on digital surveillance

Today, Mozilla, the maker of the popular web browser Firefox, is launching a campaign against digital surveillance. They launched a new website today, and is asking users of the web to unite, in similar fashion as we did with SOPA, so we can take a stand. The website Mozilla launched today is StopWatching.Us. From the[…]