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‘See something, say something’ culture is dangerous: How it spawns Islamophobia and keeps America insecure - WAQAS MIRZA, ALTERNET SATURDAY, AUG 20, 2016 03:30 PM PDT

Federal programs gather data on innocent Americans for mass surveillance under cover of keeping them safe

Early on the morning on June 17, 2016, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)  333 more words

Point Of Interest

UK spy agencies' use of mass surveillance backed by external reviewer

The UK government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has supported the inclusion of bulk collection powers contained within the controversial Investigatory Powers bill.

The opposition Labour party had called for a review of bulk powers, arguing the government had yet to make an operational case for their inclusion in the draft bill — although the party  729 more words


Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

In what Edward Snowden deems “not unprecedented,” hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the
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Surveillance Marketed As Revolutionary Technology

UK faces Human Rights challenge to state's bulk hacking abroad

Privacy rights organization Privacy International has filed another legal challenge to the UK government’s use of bulk hacking against foreigners.

The filing, with the European Court of Human Rights, follows Privacy International’s attempt earlier this year to challenge the use of bulk hacking against foreigners via the local oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies, the IPT. 503 more words


EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today

U.S. companies needing to transfer personal data of European customers across the Atlantic can now sign up to a new framework to govern such data transfers, with the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield up and running from today. 597 more words