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“we are getting vast volumes” of location data from around the world by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally and that serve U.S.
Tags » Mass Surveillance
NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show – The Washington Post.
By Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani, Wednesday, December 4, 3:18 PM
The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. 79 more words
We’ve heard from lots of folks who are passionately concerned about the NSA’s mass spying, but are struggling to get their friends and family to understand the problem and join the over a half-million people who have demanded change through… 1,409 more words
A scary revelation for freedom-loving Europeans: Dutch intelligence agency AIVD hacks internet forums collect the data of all users.
By Rick Falkvinge
The NSA has used its ubiquitous wiretapping for ordinary police work. It used mass surveillance to prevent the murder of an eccentric artist, according to the… 694 more words
Kudos to The Register for dusting off its 2004 prediction that the spooks would soon take to watching us with Google’s panoptic lens
Why does this blog, post-Gutenberg, care about the mass surveillance kerfuffle? Mainly for the fun of noting the post-print 5th Estate — bloggers, reader-commenters, chatters on geeky online forums and other small voices — exposing the misinformation delivered in confident, booming tones from sections of the old media establishment, the 4th Estate. 1,038 more words