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New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents

firstlook.org — 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

firstlook.org — 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

firstlook.org — 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

firstlook.org — 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

firstlook.org — 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 -

firstlook.org — 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

notes.rjgallagher.co.uk — 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.

How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google -The Intercept

firstlook.org — 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.

U.S. Military Bans The Intercept

firstlook.org — The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets.

Warner Bros Teases Upcoming 60s Batman Home Video Release

criterioncast.com — This November, Warner Bros is finally bringing the 60′s Batman television series to home video, and they just released this teaser. Warner Bros. Home...
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Oct 30, 2014

@pounds2miles Uhh, try reading the story. "meeting was held in a classified room, & aides are forbidden from revealing what was discussed."

Oct 30, 2014

FBI held secret meeting in Congress this week to brief staffers "on how encryption is hurting police investigations": nationaljournal.com/tech/the-fbi-s…

Oct 30, 2014

Libyan rebel wins right to sue UK govt over alleged role in @CIA rendition to Gaddafi "torture chamber": aljazeera.com/news/middleeas…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @the_intercept: The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi’s Departure From First Look Media interc.pt/10ChJT0

Oct 30, 2014

Docs expose the Italian spyware used by despots & cops worldwide to hack phones/computers: firstlook.org/theintercept/2… pic.twitter.com/gRgYq0myNu

Oct 29, 2014

The UK govt here actually planning to *redact its redactions* - so we can't even find out how much is being censored: theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 29, 2014

UK govt to release censored version of secret policies related to intercepting lawyers’ & journalists’ calls/emails: theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 29, 2014

FBI seeking new powers to hack into any computer for surveillance "no matter where it is located": theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o…

Oct 28, 2014

RT @seattletimes: FBI created phony Seattle Times story to find bomb-threat suspect : seati.ms/1w9JApi

Oct 27, 2014

Citizenfour opens w/ "one of the top five theater averages of all time for a political doc": hollywoodreporter.com/news/harvey-we… #snowden #nsa



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