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Vodafone-Linked Company Aided British Mass Surveillance — 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 — 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 — British spies have been granted the authority to secretly eavesdrop on legally privileged attorney-client communications, according to newly released documents.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents — Agents from New Zealand's national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden.

The Questions for New Zealand on Mass Surveillance — Yesterday, we revealed details at The Intercept about the New Zealand government's secret plan to access data from the country's main internet cable. The government has since denied that the project was ever completed - but its statements in the past 24 hours have raised more questions that they have answered and deserve some closer scrutiny.

New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project While Publicly Denying It — AUCKLAND, New Zealand-The New Zealand spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), worked in 2012 and 2013 to implement a mass metadata surveillance system even as top government officials publicly insisted no such program was being planned and would not be legally permitted.

Murky Special Ops Have Become Corporate Bonanza, Says Report — The U.S. government is paying private contractors billions of dollars to support secretive military units with drones, surveillance technology, and "psychological operations," according to new research. A detailed report, published last week by the London-based Remote Control Project, shines a light on the murky activities of the U.S.

Obama Faces Calls to Reform Reagan-Era Mass Surveillance Order — A coalition of civil liberties groups and members of Congress are calling on President Obama to urgently review a controversial executive order being used by the National Security Agency to conduct mass surveillance.

How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - — The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a "Google-like" search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

Extraordinary Rendition and the Consequences of Metadata — On Monday, I had a new story out at The Intercept revealing a secret search engine that the National Security Agency built to share a massive amount of data with other US government agencies, including domestic law enforcement. There are many new and important details scattered through the piece.
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Nov 20, 2014

Loophole could allow Obama admin to continue NSA domestic phone records collection even after legal authority expires…

Nov 20, 2014

@starbuck3000 ugh...he's the CEO. Of course he has influence & of course his background & long-standing position on privacy is relevant here

Nov 20, 2014

@starbuck3000 Right, and Koum serves on the board & is also still CEO. You're trying to tell me he has zero influence? That's ridiculous.

Nov 20, 2014

@starbuck3000 interesting information about what? real answers about what? what are you talking about?

Nov 20, 2014

@starbuck3000 It's not out of context at all. It's an insight into the CEO's thinking, his upbringing, his views on privacy & surveillance.

Nov 20, 2014

Beefed up iPhone encryption will lead to a child dying, DOJ warned Apple execs:…

Nov 20, 2014

Utah lawmaker wants to shut off NSA’s water supply for good:…

Nov 20, 2014

US & Israeli companies selling spy tech to Central Asian countries known for human rights abuses, report says:…

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