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MIT can extract audio from a silent video using vibrations

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MIT researchers have developed new technology that can record conversations via the miniscule vibrations that sound waves create in inanimate objects, paving the way for yet more invasive forms of surveillance. Lead author Abe Davis and his team demonstrated that movements in objects like chip packets or pot plants could …

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GCHQ caught spying on journalists globally

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GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals. Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC …

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Australia to buy US drones for domestic use

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Australia has announced it will buy unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests. The fleet, to be based in Adelaide, would provide the defence force “with unprecedented maritime surveillance capabilities”, PM Tony Abbott said. The drones would also be used to protect energy resources, …

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John McAfee developing a $100 device to block the NSA

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During a recent chat at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Antivirus software founder John McAfee unveiled plans to create a gadget called the D-Central which he claims can keep your information safe from the National Security Agency. The gadget, which McAfee wants to sell for less than $100, would communicate with smartphones, tablets …

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Military told not to read news about Obama’s scandals

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President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the U.S. Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an …

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US military developing insect surveillance drones

US military insect drone

Reports indicate the US military has poured huge sums of money into surveillance drone miniaturization and is developing micro aircraft which now come in a swarm of bug-sized flying spies. According to various internet sources, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the US Air …

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NSA phone surveillance is officially illegal

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As Americans wait for Congress to decide next month whether to renew the Patriot Act and the vast NSA metadata surveillance program it’s made possible, a panel of three appellate judges has made the decision on its own: The Patriot Act, they’ve now ruled, was never written to authorize the sort of …

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All Australians now under surveillance

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A cybercrime bill was passed yesterday that will allow the government to collect and monitor your internet records. The Government’s internet security plan to store the web history of all Australians for up to two years has been put on the backburner until after next year’s election — but new laws passed this …

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Wikileaks releases video of Snowden speaking out against govt surveillance

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As we reported earlier this week, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently emerged from hiding to receive the Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award. Now, video footage of Snowden speaking has been released on the WikiLeaks website. The whistleblower asserted that when the U.S. government taps into phone and Internet connections …

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Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega

Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him. The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other …

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Caught on tape: NSA recruitment drive goes horribly wrong

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On Tuesday, the National Security Agency called at the University of Wisconsin on a recruitment drive. Attending the session was Madiha R Tahir, a journalist studying a language course at the university. She asked the squirming recruiters a few uncomfortable questions about the activities of NSA: which countries the agency considers to …

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Kim Dotcom blasts New Zealand PM in court

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom speaks as he comes face to face for the first time with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key as lawmakers examine a controversial proposal allowing intelligence agencies to spy on local residents at Bowen House in Wellington on July 03, 2013. Tensions between Kim Dotcom and …

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Mass protests planned over web NSA spying revelations

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Some of the web’s biggest names have backed mass protests over internet surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The Restore the Fourth movement – referring to the US constitution’s fourth amendment – said it wants to end “unconstitutional surveillance”. Reddit, Mozilla and WordPress are among the …

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Pictures of the new $2 billion NSA spy center in Utah

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The NSA’s Utah Data Center, located 25 miles south of Salt Lake City. The National Security Agency (NSA) is in the information harvesting business — and business is booming. That’s why the nation’s premier covert intelligence gathering organization has been building a million square-foot data mining complex in Bluffdale, Utah, …

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Former CIA director David Petraeus at Bilderberg to create global spy grid

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus is in attendance at the 2013 Bilderberg Group conference to help construct the “big data” spy grid, which is set to become the new frontier of clandestine statecraft as Internet connectivity becomes ubiquitous. Bilderberg’s official agenda for 2013 lists one of the areas of discussion as, “How …

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Clothing to make you invisible to drones

Anti drone clothing

Some fashonistas strive for sexy when it comes to clothes, but one artist from New York is taking a rather utilitarian approach with outfits — he’s about to unveil a whole line of garments designed to make the wearer nearly invisible to drones. Brooklyn-based artist Adam Harvey used to work …

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CIA being sued over domestic spying collaboration with NYPD

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The CIA is being sued for withholding information about its cooperation on domestic spying as part of the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism surveillance program. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a lawsuit at the end of December seeking the release of a report by the CIA’s inspector general …

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Australian police using NSA style surveillance on public

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Australian law-enforcement has been exposed scooping metadata from thousands of mobile phones of ordinary citizens, using the same kind of equipment and methods previously attributed to US police and intelligence agencies, like the NSA and FBI. A US-invented technique dubbed ‘tower dump’ is now enabling Australian police to learn the …

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Snapchat and WhatsApp to be banned under proposed surveillance laws

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PM David Cameron may block encrypted messaging platforms Snapchat and WhatsApp if the Conservatives win May’s general election, as part of the party’s agenda to bolster surveillance powers following last week’s terror attacks in Paris. During a meeting with Britain’s security chiefs, the Prime Minister pledged to halt the use of communications …

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