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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.

How NZ and US agents plotted to spy on China — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.
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More on remarkable gathering w/ Google, Apple & spy chiefs from the great @dcampbell_iptv, who was there:… #GCHQ #CIA

May 24, 2015

RT @dcampbell_iptv: Last week, I participated in a conference on Intelligence, Security and Privacy, alongside the new Director of GCHQ.…

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NSA "has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records":… [fixed link]

May 23, 2015

@MicheleHappy1 weird - it's working for me. Maybe try refreshing.

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