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Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

firstlook.org — Canada's leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users' downloading habits in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. The covert operation, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept, taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from more than 100 popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files.

RJGallagher.co.uk: Year in Review

notes.rjgallagher.co.uk — Well, 2014 turned out to be quite a year. For me, it was a really productive one, and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work on some great projects.

Operation Socialist

firstlook.org — When the incoming emails stopped arriving, it seemed innocuous at first. But it would eventually become clear that this was no routine technical problem. Inside a row of gray office buildings in Brussels, a major hacking attack was in progress. And the perpetrators were British government spies.

How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet

firstlook.org — 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.

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide

firstlook.org — In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya, a secret message was delivered to the National Security Agency. An intelligence unit within the U.S. military's Africa Command needed help to hack into Libya's cellphone networks and monitor text messages. For the NSA, the task was easy.

US Military Personnel told to Hide Online Identity With Cartoons

firstlook.org — Members of the U.S. military are being instructed to hide their identities on social media websites by replacing their profile images with cartoons or avatars.

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence

firstlook.org — Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept.

Vodafone-Linked Company Aided British Mass Surveillance

firstlook.org — They flow deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean and into the United Kingdom below the golden sands of idyllic beaches. But the internet cables that come ashore at the coast of Cornwall, England, are not just used to connect the country with the rest of the world.

NGO Rankings, Non Profit, Globalization, Social Entrepreneur, Sustainability

top500ngos.net — In June 2013, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed numerous top-secret documents about the massive collection of online data, initiating an international debate about this violation of human rights of millions of citizens, and not just American ones.

British Spies Are Free to Target Lawyers and Journalists

firstlook.org — British spies have been granted the authority to secretly eavesdrop on legally privileged attorney-client communications, according to newly released documents.
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Jan 29, 2015

NSA's water & power supply under threat in eight US states as lawmakers try to shut down spy facilities: usnews.com/news/articles/…

Jan 29, 2015

MI5 spooks admit in classified doc that secret UK-Libya renditions strengthened al-Qaida: theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @the_intercept: ICYMI: Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads, Snowden Docs Reveal: interc.pt/1HbaVPk pic.twitter.com/7NsCQg1MBl

Jan 29, 2015

"In a statement, the Communications Security Establishment Canada would not confirm or deny that the project exists." nytimes.com/2015/01/29/wor…

Jan 29, 2015

Canadian govt defends mass surveillance program amid renewed questions over legality of spy agency's operations: thestar.com/news/canada/20… #CSE



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