How The Government Is Turning Legal Marijuana Into A Massive Surveillance State

Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Jake Anderson DECEMBER 10, 2016 Unfairly or not, most people think of marijuana as an illegal drug that thrives on the black market. They don’t view it as a highly regulated commodity packaged in one of the most high-tech surveillance systems on the market. But that’s exactly what it is — at... »

Nowhere to hide: NSA, GCHQ wiretapped in-flight phone calls, Snowden leaks show

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Paul Martin 7 Dec, 2016 According to leaks from Edward Snowden, the NSA and GCHQ have been gathering voice communications and content from mobile phones used on commercial flights, with special emphasis on Air France, which was seen as a source of “terror threats” for the US. In-flight mobile phone communications began to be targeted... »

“Universal Surveillance”: Is This What Britain’s ‘Snoopers Charter’ Will Be Used For Eventually?

Friday, December 2, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Graham Vanbergen Global Research December 01, 2016 One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ installed by Britain’s government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West” and its “a comprehensive record of your... »

Boston Police Department Set To Join Trend Of Using Internet Surveillance Tech

Thursday, December 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Joe Wright DECEMBER 1, 2016 A whole host of reasons are being given to justify the increased surveillance and data mining of social media and the wider Internet itself: terrorism, suicide prevention, precrime detection of violence and other illegal acts, and even teenage alcohol abuse. This is being done at the federal... »

Starting December 1, Feds Can Hack Millions Of Devices With One Warrant

Thursday, December 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Shaun Bradley NOVEMBER 30, 2016 On Thursday, December 1, a vital Supreme Court order is set to go into effect that dramatically expands the surveillance power of federal agents. The impending alteration to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure softens the legal requirements for obtaining search and seizure warrants... »

WikiLeaks Releases Info on German Inquiry Into BND Surveillance, Work With NSA

Thursday, December 1, 2016
By Paul Martin 01.12.2016 WikiLeaks released on Thursday 90 gigabyte of information on German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance of the country’s foreign intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) and its cooperation with the US National Security Agency (NSA). MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The inquiry was set up after revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the US global... »

Merkel to Greatly Expand Intelligence Services, Domestic Spy Network

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Paul Martin

by CHRIS TOMLINSON 29 Nov 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed plans to rapidly expand the scope and size of Germany’s intelligence services including its domestic spy agency. Citing cyber attacks and the ongoing situations in Syria and Ukraine, the German Chancellor made the case that the intelligence agencies must cooperate with... »

‘Beacon for despots everywhere’: Britain’s ‘extreme’ surveillance bill becomes law

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Paul Martin 29 Nov, 2016 Britain’s intelligence services have officially been given the most wide-ranging and privacy-invading mass surveillance powers in the world, according to critics, after the Investigatory Powers Act became law on Tuesday. The legislation, dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter,’ authorizes the government to hack into devices, networks and services in bulk, and allows... »

Britain’s “Snooper Charter”: U.K. Parliament Approves Unprecedented Hacking and Surveillance Powers

Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Ryan Gallagher Global Research November 26, 2016 A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for the British government to admit that it was hacking into people’s computers and collecting private data on a massive scale. But now, these controversial tactics are about to be explicitly sanctioned in an unprecedented new surveillance... »

Facebook Undermines US Values by Creating China Censorship Tool – Congressman

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Paul Martin 23.11.2016 A plan by US-based Facebook to develop a censorship tool that would enable the social-media company to return to the Chinese market sacrifices American values, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, said Wednesday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A post to Engel’s Twitter account stated: “Concerned that... »

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