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Germany halts treason charges against journalists - for the present

Andre Meister and Markus Beckedahl

A treason investigation into two journalists who reported that the German state planned to increase online surveillance has been suspended by the country’s prosecutor general following protests by leading voices across politics and media.

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How authoritarian governments act: Britain offers a good example

Authoritarian governments really do not like a free press. And Britain shows how an authoritarian government responds to the threat a free press represents to it. 1,041 more words


NSA : A Tax & Economics Espionage Agency

New post on Armstrong Economics

NSA: A Tax & Economics Espionage Agency

by Martin Armstrong

Anyone who thinks this is about terrorism is pathetically naive. The NSA is a top-notch Tax & Economic Espionage (TEE) organization; with terrorism so low on the agenda, it is laughable. 95 more words

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The US spies on Japan's government and key industry officials. Here is what I'd like to know.

Link to a British Broadcasting Company article.   Their country is one of the ones that got the information about the spying once it was passed around—so it’s like they should talk? 647 more words


Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life

If history is written by the victors, government surveillance agencies will have an awfully long list of sources to cite.

Domestic digital surveillance has often seemed to be a threat endured mostly by the social media generation, but details have continued to emerge that remind us of decades of sophisticated, automated spying from the NSA and others. 733 more words


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"...In a piece published today in The Intercept, life-long privacy advocate Duncan Campbell describes his past few decades tracking down the elusive Project ECHELON,..." - original author

After 27 Years, Reporter Who Exposed ECHELON Finds Vindication in Snowden Archive

Interesting report by Dan Froomkin in The Intercept:

Ever since legendary British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell told the world in a 1988 magazine article…

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Cybersecurity’s privacy problem

My law professor at Harvard once said the definition of a conservative is a liberal who has just been mugged. Cybersecurity was the furthest thing from professor Alan Dershowitz’s mind when he made this comment 30 years ago. 1,051 more words