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RAMPART-A: Third Party Partners Allow NSA to Tap Fiber-Optic Cables

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Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known, according to newly disclosed documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden. 892 more words


One Area of Growth for Twitter: Government Info Requests on Users

Twitter may be having a few issues attracting new users but it’s become an increasingly popular service with government lawyers, who have been bombarding the social network with more requests for information on users. 324 more words


US Senator takes a swing at the NSA

US Senator Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a brawnier version of the limp, watered-down USA Freedom Act that the House passed in May – one of a set of competing bills designed to curb… 969 more words


Post Internet and the Uncanny

Without conscious thought the idea of the uncanny has began creeping into my work. A face rendered through Facebook imagery has a vague resemblance to the image of the person but enough difference to make something scary. 364 more words

Snowden's Germany Files



In Edward Snowden’s archive on NSA spying activities around the world, there are numerous documents pertaining to the agency’s operations in Germany and its cooperation with German agencies. 943 more words


Two Senators, Including Colorado's Mark Udall, Pledge to Toughen NSA Bill

They said that the current bill is not strong enough.

They said Leahy’s USA Freedom Act was a “vast improvement” over the House version, but they argued it did not do enough to protect U.S.

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Being in NSA, and patenting it

I’ve just read the article published by foreignpolicy.com located here and as always have to question government employees ethics related to their work. While Gen. Alexander, the head of the largest intelligence agency in the world, puts out a new product, a short time after “retiring” from NSA, one has to question his ethical values. 121 more words