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This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ

This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ

The new activist project Intelexit appeals to spy agencies’ staff to consider the morality of their surveillance work and offers a way out.

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New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

While a US government task was pondering ways to undermine encryption, British spies have been recording the browsing habits of Internet users.

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Now You Can Find Out if the NSA and GCHQ Spied on You

Now You Can Find Out if the NSA and GCHQ Spied on You

It’s not paranoia if it’s confirmed.

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UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International.

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Researchers Uncover Method to Detect NSA ‘Quantum Insert’ Hacks

Researchers Uncover Method to Detect NSA ‘Quantum Insert’ Hacks

Among all of the NSA hacking operations exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden over the last two years, one in particular has stood out for its sophistication and stealthiness. Known as Quantum Insert, the man-on-the-side hacking technique has been used to great effect since 2005 by the NSA and its partner spy agency, Britain’s GCHQ, to […]

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Did NSA and the UK’s Spy Agency Launch a Joint Cyberattack on Iran?

Did NSA and the UK’s Spy Agency Launch a Joint Cyberattack on Iran?

An NSA document newly published today suggests two interesting facts that haven’t previously been reported. The Intercept, which published the document, highlighted that in it the NSA expresses fear that it may be teaching Iran how to hack, but there are two other points in the document that merit attention. One concerns the spy tool […]

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UK Tribunal Declares NSA’s Data-Sharing with British Intel Illegal

UK Tribunal Declares NSA’s Data-Sharing with British Intel Illegal

A British tribunal has ruled that data sharing between the NSA and the UK spy group known as GCHQ was illegal for years. Why? Because it was done in secret. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal in the UK ruled today (.pdf) that British intelligence services acted unlawfully when they accessed the private communications of millions of […]

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Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

In North America, the Canadians have long had to play country mouse to the flashier city mouse of the U.S. It’s the latter that gets all the attention, while the former sits quietly in a corner. But recent stories have shown just how big a player the Canadians are becoming—at least in the surveillance realm. […]

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