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Hacking Team Emails Expose Proposed Death Squad Deal, Secret UK Sales Push, and Much More

firstlook.org — Late Sunday, hackers dumped online a massive trove of emails and other documents obtained from the systems of Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team. The company's controversial technology is sold to governments around the world, enabling them to infect smartphones and computers with malware to covertly record conversations and steal data.
Jul 08, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: My piece on the @hackingteam emails - exposing proposed 'death squad' deal, secret UK sales push, & much more: https://t.…

Jul 08, 2015

My piece on the @hackingteam emails - exposing proposed 'death squad' deal, secret UK sales push, & much more: firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: My piece on the @hackingteam emails - exposing proposed 'death squad' deal, secret UK sales push, & much more: https://t.…

Jul 08, 2015

Because who among us hasn't tried to sell spyware to death squads? firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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Google Accused of “Abusive” Conduct in Privacy App Case

firstlook.org — An award-winning company founded by former Google engineers is taking legal action against the search engine giant over claims it has engaged in a "pattern of abusive behavior" and is violating privacy rights on a "massive scale." Disconnect, a U.S.
Jun 23, 2015

Company founded by ex-Google engineers attacks tech giant for "pattern of abusive behavior” in privacy app ban case: firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Jun 23, 2015

Google accused by company founded by ex-Google employees of "abusive" behavior & "massive" privacy violations firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Jun 23, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Google accused by company founded by ex-Google employees of "abusive" behavior & "massive" privacy violations https://t.co/…

Jun 23, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Google accused by company founded by ex-Google employees of "abusive" behavior & "massive" privacy violations https://t.co/…

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Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer

firstlook.org — The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks. Newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Intercept reveal the Justice Department won an order forcing Google to turn over more than one year's worth of data from the Gmail account of Jacob Appelbaum (pictured above), a developer for the Tor online anonymity project who has worked with WikiLeaks as a volunteer.
Jun 20, 2015

Revealed: How the US Justice Dept forced Google to secretly hand over Gmail correspondences of Applebaum firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Jun 20, 2015

How the US govt fought a 3-month legal battle against Google to secretly obtain @ioerror's email records: firstlook.org/theintercept/2… #WikiLeaks

Jun 20, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: How the US govt fought a 3-month legal battle against Google to secretly obtain @ioerror's email records: firstlook.org/theintercept/2… #WikiLeaks

Jun 20, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: How the US govt fought a 3-month legal battle against Google to secretly obtain @ioerror's email records: firstlook.org/theintercept/2… #WikiLeaks

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Questions About The Sunday Times Snowden Story

notes.rjgallagher.co.uk — The Sunday Times has a front page story out today claiming that the Chinese and Russian governments have somehow managed to obtain National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's trove of documents. The story is sourced from anonymous UK government officials who make a series of significant allegations, unfortunately backed up with little evidence.
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Inside the Secret World of NSA Art

firstlook.org — VENICE, Italy - Over 17 years, David Darchicourt worked with the National Security Agency as a graphic designer and art director, illustrating top-secret documents about government surveillance programs. Now he is the unwitting central character in a new exhibition that puts the spotlight on the spy agency's imagery.
Jun 11, 2015

In which NSA's ex art chief is tracked down & unwittingly participates in a Snowden doc project: firstlook.org/theintercept/2… (yes, ART chief)

Jun 11, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: In which NSA's ex art chief is tracked down & unwittingly participates in a Snowden doc project: firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones

theguardian.com — Britain's largest police force is operating covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network, transmitting a signal that allows authorities to shut off phones remotely, intercept communications and gather data about thousands of users in a targeted area.
Jun 10, 2015

New evidence of fake cellphone towers spying in UK: news.sky.com/story/1499258/… I reported this was happening 4 years ago: theguardian.com/uk/2011/oct/30…

Report: NSA Sifts Americans’ International Internet Traffic to Hunt Hackers

firstlook.org — The National Security Agency's ability to warrantlessly sift through Americans' international Internet traffic has been secretly expanded as part of efforts to identify malicious hackers. The increased surveillance, sanctioned by the Obama administration in 2012, has allowed the NSA to monitor U.S.
Jun 04, 2015

Report: NSA Sifts Americans’ international Internet Traffic to Hunt Hackers interc.pt/1FwgkL2 by @rj_gallagher

Jun 04, 2015

RT @the_intercept: Report: NSA Sifts Americans’ international Internet Traffic to Hunt Hackers interc.pt/1FwgkL2 by @rj_gallagher pic.twitter.com/zxWE2GyyOk

Jun 04, 2015

Report: NSA Sifts Americans’ International Internet Traffic to Hunt Hackers interc.pt/1FwgkL2 by @rj_gallagher

U.N. Special Rapporteur: Governments Must Not "Backdoor" Encryption for Spying

firstlook.org — A landmark United Nations report is urging governments not to ban or mandate surveillance "backdoors" in encryption and anonymity tools that are used to protect the privacy of communications. The 18-page report, published Thursday, was authored by the U.N.'s special rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye.
May 28, 2015

Landmark UN report calls for more encryption, urges govts not to ban it or mandate surveillance “backdoors": firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

May 28, 2015

U.N. Special Rapporteur: Governments Must Not “Backdoor” Encryption for Spying interc.pt/1J9Oo4l by @rj_gallagher

May 31, 2015

RT @chinmayiarun: U.N. Special Rapporteur: Governments must not "backdoor" encryption for spying ow.ly/NFhbS

Apple and Google Just Attended a Confidential Spy Summit in a Remote English Mansion

firstlook.org — At an 18th-century mansion in England's countryside last week, current and former spy chiefs from seven countries faced off with representatives from tech giants Apple and Google to discuss government surveillance in the aftermath of Edward Snowden's leaks.
May 22, 2015

RT @headhntr: Apple and Google just attended a romantic getaway with U.S. / UK intelligence interc.pt/1AjQUnh by @rj_gallagher #CouplesTherapy

May 22, 2015

----> Apple and Google Just Attended a Confidential Spy Summit in a Remote English Mansion interc.pt/1AjQUnh by @rj_gallagher

May 22, 2015

RT @ryantate: Apple and Google just attended a secret, global spy summit in a remote English mansion — to discuss data sharing firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

May 22, 2015

RT @ryantate: Apple and Google just attended a secret, global spy summit in a remote English mansion — to discuss data sharing firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones

firstlook.org — The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals. The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the "Five Eyes" alliance - the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
May 21, 2015

Five Eyes spies planned to hijack Google & Samsung app stores to infect phones w/ "implants": firstlook.org/theintercept/2… pic.twitter.com/WRQSj2W79y

May 21, 2015

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones interc.pt/1c6Qll8 by @rj_gallagher

May 21, 2015

RT @csoghoian: NSA pilot project hijacked connections to mobile app stores in order to push malware to surveillance targets. firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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Jul 26, 2015

@meatbody thanks, will pass that along. Meantime I would suggest viewing in standalone browser, i.e. Firefox.

Jul 26, 2015

@botherder @ioerror I don't think the scope is limited. But probably more likely to focus on British as prosecuting foreigners much harder.

Jul 24, 2015

It's the same thing I encounter time & time again w/ the authorities. Abusing national security secrecy to hide controversial information.

Jul 24, 2015

Still waiting on @metpoliceuk to explain why it claimed for months this had to be kept secret b/c of The Terrorists: firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

Jul 24, 2015

Police previously refused to confirm existence of Snowden probe, citing "national security." Reversed position after @iconews intervention.

Jul 24, 2015

UK police confirm ongoing investigation focusing on Snowden leak journalists, two yrs since probe quietly launched: firstlook.org/theintercept/2…



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