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NSA spying on Germany ‘helped CIA to kidnap and torture’

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaks to media in Vienna

A leaked NSA intercept shows that German FM Steinmeier was relieved to have “not received any definitive response” from the US on its rendition program at the time of the scandal, which exempted him from the need to act on the matter, WikiLeaks claims. The WikiLeaks publication centered on a ...

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WikiLeaks: NSA’s 10-year economic espionage against France

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French-American relations have taken a further hammering on Monday after WikiLeaks revealed new documents showing that the NSA has been collecting the details of commercial deals in France for over a decade and sharing them with its allies. “The United States has been conducting economic espionage against France for more ...

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NSA caught spying on 3 French presidents

François Hollande France

President François Hollande has called an emergency national defence council meeting after allegations by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three successive French presidents. The meeting will be held at 9am on Wednesday “to evaluate the nature of the information published by the press… and to draw useful conclusions,” a ...

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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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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene ...

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New Zealand and NSA plotted to cyber hack China

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New Zealand spies teamed up with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country’s largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal. The covert operation, reported Saturday by New Zealand’s Herald on Sunday in collaboration with The Intercept, ...

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NSA was spying on everyone decades before 9/11

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Almost 10 years before the September 11 attacks, the US government had been tracking nearly every call made from America to a number of foreign countries – an effort that eventually laid the groundwork for the National Security Agency’s own surveillance. According to a report by USA Today, which cited ...

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Snowden: NSA is storing your dick pics

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with comedian John Oliver nearly two years after he leaked classified documents about U.S. government surveillance programs and fled to Russia to escape prosecution. “I do miss my country. I do miss my home. I do miss my family,” Snowden ...

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Samsung Smart TV’s spy on you

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In responding to privacy concerns over their Smart TVs recording private conversations and sending them to a third party, Samsung admitted that voice data is “sent to a server” during the process. Infowars first reported on the issue three months ago in November, but the story went viral over the ...

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