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Counterterrorism Conference Kicks Out Intercept Journalist

firstlook.org — LONDON - "We're not banning you, we're just not allowing you access," Mike Oldknow, the security chief told me Wednesday, when I showed up to attend one of the world's largest annual counter-terrorism events. The event, the Counter Terror Expo, is held in a large conference hall in Kensington (pictured above), on the west side of London.

How NZ and US agents plotted to spy on China

nzherald.co.nz — By Nicky Hager, Ryan Gallagher Five Eyes allies identified a diplomatic data link between Chinese offices as a target for hacking. Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher dissect the plan. On Auckland's busy Great South Rd in the suburb of Greenlane, the Chinese consulate, a white modern building, is tucked behind a row of bushes and small trees.

New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA

firstlook.org — New Zealand spies teamed with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country's largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal.

New Zealand Spy Data Shared With Bangladeshi Human Rights Abusers

firstlook.org — Secret documents reveal New Zealand's electronic eavesdropping agency shared intelligence with state security agents in Bangladesh, despite authorities in the South Asian nation being implicated in torture, extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses. Government Communications Security Bureau, or GCSB, has conducted spying operations in Bangladesh over the past decade, according to the documents.

NZ's secret spy mission - Bangladesh

nzherald.co.nz — By Nicky Hager, Ryan Gallagher Secret files reveal the GCSB spies both on and for the South-East Asian nation. Secret documents reveal New Zealand has shared intelligence collected through covert surveillance with Bangladesh despite that country's security forces being implicated in extrajudicial killings, torture and other human rights abuses.

Secrecy Shrouds Unknown Role Of Top UK Government Official

firstlook.org — The British government is refusing to disclose the job title and taxpayer-funded salary of one of the most senior law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom, claiming the details have to be kept a secret for security reasons.

DEA Global Surveillance Dragnet Exposed; Access to Data Likely Continues

firstlook.org — Secret mass surveillance conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is falling under renewed scrutiny after fresh revelations about the broad scope of the agency's electronic spying. On Tuesday, USA Today reported that for more than two decades, dating back to 1992, the DEA and the Justice Department "amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from the USA to as many as 116 countries linked to drug trafficking."

UK Military Exports to Israel During 2014 Gaza Bombardment

notes.rjgallagher.co.uk — Between July and August last year, the Israeli military launched its "Operation Protective Edge" in the Gaza strip. The conflict led to the deaths of more than 2000 people, the majority of whom were Palestinian civilians, including a reported 578 children, 263 women, and 102 elderly.

Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

firstlook.org — New Zealand's spy agency watchdog is launching an investigation into the scope of the country's secret surveillance operations following a series of reports from The Intercept and its partners. On Thursday, Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand's inspector-general of intelligence and security, announced that she would be opening an inquiry after receiving complaints about spying being conducted in the South Pacific by eavesdropping agency Government Communications Security Bureau, or GCSB.

Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

firstlook.org — Canada's electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and North Africa, the documents show.
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Apr 25, 2015

Inside Obama's drone panopticon: a secret machine with no accountability theguardian.com/us-news/2015/a…

Apr 25, 2015

Newly declassified US govt report reveals internal doubts about value of NSA's warrantless spying: nytimes.com/2015/04/25/us/… #Stellarwind

Apr 24, 2015

Section of first ever transatlantic fibre optic cable. The sort NSA/GCHQ tap into every day to vacuum up your emails. pic.twitter.com/6yRcOphthL

Apr 24, 2015

@joshcrews Pretty certain was just for show; the tech is a clear sham. But I don't think that has ever been confirmed b/c of BBC secrecy.

Apr 24, 2015

A UK "television detector" van from 1959-63, used to scare people into buying a TV licence: pic.twitter.com/T8AIEJMCNr

Apr 23, 2015

Canada spies fretted in emails about "damaging" Snowden doc that would highlight their secret domestic metadata use: pic.twitter.com/kjQy1NdxoY

Apr 23, 2015

Docs reveal "internal squirming" at Canada spy agency before & after our exposé last year on secret tracking project: cbc.ca/news/canada/cs…

Apr 23, 2015

Ex-GCHQ chief lands lucrative new job w/ bank: reuters.com/article/2015/0… Also now advising Australia govt cyber review: themandarin.com.au/30763-former-b…

Apr 23, 2015

German agency accused of helping NSA spy on European companies - NSA reportedly provided 800k 'selectors' to target: thelocal.de/20150423/nsa-h…



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