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Here’s how much of your Facebook life the government wants

Here’s how much of your Facebook life the government wants

The second wave of Facebook’s sharing of Government Request data comes this week in short form. Facebook is one of a collection of groups to have begun showing off what they’re able in government data requests since the age of the NSA spill came to fruition last year.

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NSA exploited Heartbleed for two years claim insiders [Updated]

NSA exploited Heartbleed for two years claim insiders [Updated]

The NSA has not only known about the Heartbleed bug for at least two years, but exploited it in regular surveillance attacks, insider sources have alleged, opting to keep the security flaw a secret because of its value to intelligence gathering. Heartbleed, which has forced companies big and small to update the security of their sites after a flaw in the SSL believed to be keeping users' details safe, has prompted a mass change in passwords over the past week.

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NSA reform plans seek to offer similar data to investigators without bulk collection

NSA reform plans seek to offer similar data to investigators without bulk collection

There has been a lot of talk over the last few months about the bulk data of phone calls that was being collected by the NSA. In the wake of the revelation that this bulk data collection was taking place; reforms are coming to the NSA. Some of the options for reforming the NSA were leaked late last month.

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Legislation to end NSA phone records collection revealed

Legislation to end NSA phone records collection revealed

A source speaking to The New York Times on Tuesday hinted at upcoming legislation that would aim to end the NSA's controversial bulk phone records collection. Today the Obama administration has introduced that legislation, getting it in a day sooner than the original deadline given to the Department of Justice.

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NSA bulk phone record collection targeted with upcoming legislation

NSA bulk phone record collection targeted with upcoming legislation

The NSA's bulk phone records collection has been a hot topic since first surfacing amidst the Edward Snowden leaks last year. According to a source that has spoke to The New York Times, it is also the topic of upcoming legislation to be proposed by President Obama that would put an end to the controversial program.

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NSA snooped on Huawei and the Chinese Government

NSA snooped on Huawei and the Chinese Government

With each new day, a new skeleton tumbles out of the NSA closet; today we look into the news about spying on Huawei and the Chinese Government. It is common knowledge that the US government has been inquisitive about what is happening in China - so tracking former Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Chinese Trade Ministry and banks is predictable. However infiltrating the very core of a private company like Huawei is something quite unexpected.

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NSA leak reveals citizen targets: “I hunt sys admins”

NSA leak reveals citizen targets: “I hunt sys admins”

System administrators, tasked with the operation of computer systems, are unwitting potential targets for the NSA, new documents leaked by Snowden and detailed by The Intercept have revealed. According to these documents, the NSA targets the Facebook accounts and email addresses of sys admins, ultimately hacking into the systems they control -- hence one of the posts in the document reading, "I hunt sys admins."

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Comcast’s first transparency report shows 2013 data requests

Comcast’s first transparency report shows 2013 data requests

Comcast has joined the ranks of many other tech companies, publishing its first transparency report on government data requests. Henceforth, Comcast will be releasing transparency reports every six months, detailing federal, state, and local requests for consumer information. In the case of this first report, all government requests from last year are covered.

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Syrian Electronic Army leaks Microsoft’s FBI private data sales

Syrian Electronic Army leaks Microsoft’s FBI private data sales

The Syrian Electronic Army is known for their Twitter-hacking exploits, sometimes also going after the websites of various media agencies. Earlier this year, the SEA targeted Microsoft's Twitter account and blog, something said to have been a distraction while it pulled off its bigger mission: grabbing copies of Microsoft's invoices to the FBI.

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NSA senior lawyers claims tech companies were aware of data collection

NSA senior lawyers claims tech companies were aware of data collection

Tech giants in the US were not as innocent, or at least not as ignorant, as they claim. This was the revelation dropped by NSA general counsel Rajesh De appearing before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board this Wednesday.

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NSA records 100% of foreign country’s phone calls

NSA records 100% of foreign country’s phone calls

The latest Snowden-leaked information on the NSA arrived today by way of The Washington Post, where it detailed what is said to be a surveillance system capable of recording 100-percent of a country's telephone calls. Which country this is was not specified, though it is said to be a foreign nation.

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NSA denies circumventing client-attorney privilege

NSA denies circumventing client-attorney privilege

The American Bar Association has been very concerned regarding the attorney-client communications and the sanctity of this privilege, particularly in light of the NSA surveillance debacle that got leaked to the world. The concerns stems from the recent revelations that NSA had allowed an Australian intelligence agency to tap into the communications between an Indonesian client and its American law firm.

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