Mass spying on UK citizens ‘essential,’ say MPs in landmark report

Thursday, March 12, 2015
By Paul Martin March 12, 2015 A Parliamentary report examining the mass collection of private communications by UK security agencies has defended the practice as “essential.” The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report, published on Thursday, said only a “tiny” proportion of data collected was ever seen by human eyes. Intelligence agencies “do not seek to... »

Why They Spy: IT-Powered Feudalism Is Cheaper Than Playing Fair

Thursday, March 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 03/11/2015 “The amount a state needs to expend on guard labor is a function of how much legitimacy the state holds in its population’s reckoning… Why spy? Because it’s cheaper than playing fair. Our networks have given the edge to the elites, and unless we seize the means of information,... »

Wikipedia sues NSA, DoJ over mass surveillance

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
By Paul Martin March 10, 2015 The nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia free online encyclopedia, is preparing a lawsuit against the US National Security Agency and US Department of justice over a mass surveillance program initiated by the government. Wikimedia is heading to court to prove that NSA’s Upstream program gathers foreign intelligence information through... »

New Snowden Documents: CIA Has Spent 10 Years Hacking iPhones, iPads

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

Spooks bragged at secret meeting about planting backdoors and key stroke loggers Steve Watson March 10, 2015 Newly released documents obtained via NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that the CIA attempted for a decade to gain access to data on Apple’s i devices as part of the intelligence establishment’s continued mass spying... »

CIA reshuffle features ‘mission centers’, cyber-warfare to ‘cover the entire universe’

Friday, March 6, 2015
By Paul Martin March 06, 2015 The Central Intelligence Agency has announced a sweeping reorganization, introducing a new Directorate dedicated to cyber-espionage and establishing ten new cross-directorate ‘mission centers’. The CIA’s new cyber-division will be called the Directorate of Digital Innovation. It joins the four existing Directorates: Support, Science and Technology, and Operations and Analysis, under... »

Sneaky Kiwis: Snowden leak exposes NZ doing NSA’s Pacific dirty-work

Thursday, March 5, 2015
By Paul Martin March 05, 2015 New Zealand’s security agency is spying on its closest neighbors in the Pacific by collecting phone calls, emails and internet data, and then sending that data to its ally, America’s NSA, leaked Snowden files claim. According to the new leak, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), the New Zealand equivalent... »

License plate tracking corporation asks cops to stay mum on their use of controversial surveillance tool

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Paul Martin 03/03/2015 The New York Police Department is the latest police agency planning to pay private license plate tracking corporation Vigilant Solutions for access to the company’s nationwide location database, according to a report in the New York Daily News and documents unearthed by Ars Technica’s Cyrus Farivar. By contracting to access Vigilant’s rapidly... »

Creepy Tracking Tech Gone Too Far: “Police Surveillance Now Fully Automated and Integrated Into Wireless Networks”

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo March 4th, 2015 Welcome to 2015. We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore. Not only is the police state here, but it is upgrading all the time. While people are busy fighting an uphill battle with apparently rampant cases of abuse, excessive force and a misguided and failed War on Drugs, many... »

64% of reporters admit former “conspiracy theory” of surveillance now happening to them

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker Tuesday, March 03, 2015 The concept of a “free press” is all but dead and buried in America today, it seems. A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of investigative reporters in the United States believe that the government has “probably collected... »

The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet

Monday, March 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder March 1st, 2015 Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is... »

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