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The two most important surveillance stories this week

Aug 1, 2013
Newly revealed documents suggest deeper and more widespread NSA surveillance of emails and chat messages. And Oakland, California approves a plan for a new local surveillance center.
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NSA surveillance survives House vote

Jul 25, 2013
The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
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Congress takes up NSA's data mining allowance

Jul 24, 2013
The House of Representatives votes on an amendment to take away money from the NSA today. It's part of the $500 billion defense spending bill and it's got the tech industry up in arms.
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NSA email search has limits, it turns out

Jul 23, 2013
"There's no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately."
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Encryption works? Microsoft helps NSA break through its own data protections

Jul 15, 2013
New documents, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian newspaper, show how the NSA got Microsoft to circumvent its own encryption to intercept Outlook and Skype communications.
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Edward Snowden's asylum hopes a hopscotch of connections

Jul 12, 2013
Edward Snowden is believed to be holed up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, but he may be trying to figure out a way to get to Latin America, where he has been offered asylum by three countries.
Posted In: Edward Snowden, NSA leaks, nsa, Latin America

Defcon hacking conference disinvites government agencies

Jul 11, 2013
Revelations about secret government surveillance may have a chilling effect on the government's ability to recruit talented computer coders and hackers.
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The economics of Edward Snowden's asylum countries

Jul 11, 2013
Edward Snowden is likely headed to Latin America, where several countries have offered him asylum. What is the economic situation in each of these countries?
Posted In: nsa, PRISM, Edward Snowden, surveillance, Latin America

EU to U.S.: Stop bugging us

Jul 1, 2013
A multi-billion dollar free trade deal between the U.S. and Europe could be in jeopardy following the latest U.S. spying revelations.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, PRISM, Europe

Encryption apps enter the mainstream

Jul 1, 2013
For the most part, strong encryption technology of our e-mails, texts, and phone calls has been the domain of the powerful and the paranoid. But that's starting to change.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, PRISM, privacy, online privacy

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