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Messaging Apps like Tango, Whatsapp and Skype not immune to Government Reach

How can we communicate with one another free of federal eyes and ears? As word spread this week that agencies from the National Security Administration to the FBI have for years been tapping into the servers of some of the largest Internet andtelephone companies, surveilling millions of email, chat and Web surfing accounts, some people are […]

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

The U.S. goverment is accessing top Internet companies’ servers to track foreign targets. Reporter Barton Gellman talks about the source who revealed this top-secret information and how he believes his whistleblowing was worth whatever consequences are ahead. (The Fold/The Washington Post)

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By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

NSA Collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily.

Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama

Read via theguardian.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others.

• Top-secret Prism program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Apple and Facebook • Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007
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By |September 30th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

US and UK spy agencies have access to German telecoms.

US and British intelligence services are able to secretly access information from German telecoms operators, according to a German newspaper report.

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By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

U.S. and U.K. reportedly hacked Deutsche Telekom.

International surveillance criticism grows while U.S.A. Freedom Act waits in the Senate

Read via usnews.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Viber hacked again

Hackers are working overtime trying to embarrass Israeli startup Viber yesterday evening Viber’s account on the App Store was compromised and the description of the app was changed to the following message: “We created this app to spy on you, please download it.” The description was changed shortly thereafter but it’s still unclear whether […]

By |November 7th, 2014|news|0 Comments

US and Israeli Companies Are Selling Surveillance Technology to Repressive Regimes, Report Finds.

US and Israeli companies are selling highly invasive surveillance technologies to repressive regimes including Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, a report has found.
Technology that enables the mass interception of telephone, mobile and internet communications has been adopted by Central Asian state intelligence agencies widely implicated in human rights abuses …
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By |December 11th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Feds to study illegal use of spy gear

The Federal Communications Commission has established a task force to study reported misuse of surveillance technology that can intercept cellular signals to locate people, monitor their calls and send malicious software to their phones
Read via The Washington Post

By |September 29th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Rogue cell towers could be intercepting your call.

It seems rather far fetched at first glance. There is news that came out last week that rogue cell phone towers around the US are forcing mobile devices to disable their encryption making it possible that someone might be able to listen in to your call. “That could never happen to me,” you think […]

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments