Tag Archives: spying

Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency hacked my computer

Sharyl Attkisson

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to …

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Facebook hiring police to spy on students

Facebook spying

Facebook is using its pull in its Silicon Valley hometown to fund the entire salary of at least one police officer, according to a new report that again questions the pervasive company’s intentions just weeks after it was revealed that it made users into lab rats in a psychology study. …

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NSA, FBI and CIA intercepting laptop purchases to install spy malware

Typing on laptop spy

According to a new report from Der Spiegel based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency’s elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely and secretly …

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US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

A United States federal judge said Friday that the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program doesn’t violate the law. That ruling came courtesy of US District Judge William Pauley, who decided in favor of the NSA early Friday in a case filed this past June by the American Civil …

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Another world leader cancels on Obama due to NSA spying

Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to Washington in response to the US spying on her communications with top aides. Rousseff is demanding a full public apology from President Obama. Barack Obama spoke with Rousseff on Monday in an attempt to persuade her into following through with …

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Obama administration orders federal employees to spy on each other

Insider threats

In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents. The techniques are a key …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

National Security Agency

The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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Mass protests planned over web NSA spying revelations


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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The letter from Edward Snowden’s father to his son

Lonnie Snowden

Here is the text of the open letter Lon Snowden, along with his attorney, Bruce Fein, wrote to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The letter was provided to the Associated Press. July 2, 2013 Edward Joseph Snowden Moscow Dear Edward: I, Bruce Fein, am writing this letter in collaboration with your …

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