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Google Accused of “Abusive” Conduct in Privacy App Case — 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.

Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer — 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.

Questions About The Sunday Times Snowden Story — 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.

Inside the Secret World of NSA Art — 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.

Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones — 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.

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

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

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

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones — 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.

Counterterrorism Conference Kicks Out Intercept Journalist — 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.
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @the_intercept: British Tribunal Flip-Flops on Wrongful Surveillance of Amnesty International

Jul 01, 2015

WikiLeaks docs show US targeted 69 German govt phones for eavesdropping; UK spy agencies also involved:…

Jul 01, 2015

Amnesty now joins the other well-known terror groups like Unicef & Médecins du Monde targeted by GCHQ surveillance.…

Jul 01, 2015

Here's a copy of the email notifying Amnesty it was spied on by UK's GCHQ:

Jul 01, 2015

Astonishing conduct from IPT, "mistakingly" failing to identify Amnesty as having been spied on by GCHQ until now.…

Jul 01, 2015

UK's GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, tribunal reveals:…

Jul 01, 2015

Important to note XKeyscore not just NSA. Accessible to all Five Eyes countries & some other partners - i.e. Sweden.…

Jul 01, 2015

NSA "Trafficthief" adds location data to intercepted messages, tips off analysts in real time…

Jul 01, 2015

NSA "Nucleon" stores 700k intercepted voice, fax, video files daily, has "8k users worldwide"…

Jul 01, 2015

NSA's XKeyscore logging Tor router info, Cisco passwords, passports, Google searches...…

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