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Edward Snowden is a "Self-Publicising Narcissist" and is Guilty of Treason, Says Top Tory

The UK's former defence secretary Liam Fox has gone on a bit of a public rampage regarding Edward Snowden's password protected ZIP file of shame, suggesting Ed and his leaks and those who published them are guilty of treason. Read More >>

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Banksy Says Something About Surveillance or Whatever in GCHQ's Home Town

Say-what-everyone's-thinking street cartoonist Banksy has stuck one of his stencils up in Cheltenham, home of the UK's surveillance division GCHQ. The "art" shows three spies listening in to a phone box, in a particularly obvious statement on today's surveillance society hot potato. What next for the satirical street genius? Obama with an Anonymous mask atop his head screwing up a CCTV camera? [Street Art News] Read More >>

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NYT: Obama Lets the NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws

Over the weekend, it was revealed that President Obama thinks that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in internet security, they should be allowed to exploit it if there's a "a clear national security or law enforcement need." Read More >>

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Report: NSA Used Heartbleed to Spy on People for Years

It's true. After days of speculation over whether the NSA knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability that affected as many as two thirds of the websites on the internet, two anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the NSA didn't just know about it, they used it to gather intelligence. Read More >>

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Married With Children is the Best Way for the Modern Spy to Blend in

A female spy has outlined her work with the UK's MI6 intelligence agency, claiming that the modern world sees female spies with husbands and children as the future of surveillance, due to them being perceived as less of a threat. And the old "better at multitasking" myth has raised its head again, too Read More >>

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The NSA's Been Spying on Every Single Call, Text, and Email in Iraq

A couple weeks ago, we learned from leaked documents that the NSA has the capability to record an entire country's calls, texts, and email in real time. That's a hell of a capability, and those documents revealed that it was being used in one country. Now, thanks to a retired NSA leader, we know which country that is: Iraq. Read More >>

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Google Turns Today's Biggest Privacy Issue Into Weird Playmobil Video

Google wants you to know exactly how it deals with US government requests for user data. That's good! But the company wants to explain it to you with stop-motion wooden toys, like you're some kind of three year old. That's . . . weird. Read More >>

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Huawei, Once Accused of Spying, Has Been Hacked by NSA Since 2009

Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei decided to withdraw from US business last year amid accusations that it built backdoors into American government and business systems. But while the US government was publicly accusing the company of espionage, the NSA had already established its own backdoors into Huawei's networks, say Der Spiegel and The New York Times. Read More >>

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NSA Can Record EVERY Phone Call Made in One Mystery Non-US Country

The NSA revelations are getting crazier by the week, with new leaks from Edward Snowden's Dropbox Folder of Doom revealing that the US security service claims it can RECORD every call made in one unnamed overseas country. Read More >>

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NSA System Can Record Entire Countries' Calls for 30 Days at a Time

Remember all that business about the NSA saying it only collects phone metadata? Yeah, that's not true. Not only can the NSA listen in on foreigners' phone calls. It can record "every single" conversation in an entire country and store the recordings for 30 days at a time, a new Washington Post report reveals. Read More >>

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Surveillance Systems Put the Internet as We Know it Under Threat

Social network kingpin Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the US government's use of surveillance systems to track web users, calling it a "threat" to the internet. Read More >>

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NSA Responds to Facebook Mimicking Allegations

It doesn't normally do this, but the NSA just released a statement in response to the recent report about the agency's habit of infecting millions of computers with malware and impersonating Facebook servers. Unsurprisingly, the NSA is denying everything. Read More >>

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Surprise: Phone Metadata Gives Away the Most Secret of Your Secrets

If you're one of the masses who inexplicably think that NSA phone surveillance doesn't matter --or that it doesn't apply to us Brits-- then you're in for a shock: new research reveals that simple analysis of mobile phone metadata can reveal masses about you. As if it wasn't bad enough that our social media habits are being monitored. Read More >>

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The NSA Has Impersonated Facebook to Spread Malware

So the NSA is spying on you. You've known that for quite some time now. What you might not know much about is exactly how they're doing, and a new report from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald offers up some pretty grizzly details about the agency's worldwide, automated malware network. Read More >>

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Eric Schmidt Claims Google's Data is Safe From NSA's Prying Eyes

Google has been very outspoken about the issue of the NSA having access to its private servers, but Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made it clear that the information the tech giant has is safe from everyone -- including the US Government. Read More >>

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The NSA Has a Secret Advice Column for its Paranoid Employees

Even having access to (nearly) all the information in the world doesn't mean you have all the answers. Which is, apparently, why the NSA created its very own, accessible-through-private-intranet-only agency-wide advice column. Because when you're working for the NSA, you can bet you're going to be paranoid as hell. Read More >>

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