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NSA triples metadata collection numbers, sucking up over 500 million call records in 2017

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NSA triples metadata collection numbers, sucking up over 500 million call records in 2017  TechCrunchNSA collected more than 530M US call records in 2017  The HillNSA Collected More Than 500 Million US Call Records In 2017, Official Report States  The InquisitrNSA says searches of Americans’ data spiked in 2017  ZDNetFull coverage

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/04/nsa-triples-metadata-collection-numbers-sucking-up-over-500-million-call-records-in-2017/

Oakland Passes Nation’s Strongest Surveillance Technology Ordinance Yet

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On Tuesday, Oakland passed a new ordinance regulating the use of surveillance devices by the city. While it’s not the first municipality in the nation to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are saying Oakland’s ordinance is the strongest one yet.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/oakland-passes-nations-strongest-surveillance-technolog-1825725697

Cars That Talk to Each Other Are Much Easier to Spy On

Cars That Talk to Each Other Are Much Easier to Spy On

All that wireless chatter could make vehicles far easier and cheaper to track.

The post Cars That Talk to Each Other Are Much Easier to Spy On appeared first on WIRED.

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A federal magistrate in New York declined to fall in step with the government’s demand to access an Apple device seized by investigators, fanning the flames of a national debate.

The post A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices appeared first on WIRED.

California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

New law requires state law enforcement get warrant or other court order to obtain digital data held by companies, track GPS location or search mobile devices.

The post California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law appeared first on WIRED.

Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA

Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA

The anti-surveillance group Intelexit has graduated from passing out pamphlets to dropping them from the sky.

The post Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance

Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance

You can watch along with the announcement right here.

The post Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance appeared first on WIRED.

Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones

Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones

With its cheap collection of balloon-based radios and sensors, the group aims to enable “high altitude signals intelligence for the rest of us.”

The post Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones appeared first on WIRED.

Why It’s Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You

Why It’s Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You

A lawsuit against the NSA for its domestic surveillance program hits a familiar snag.

The post Why It’s Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You appeared first on WIRED.

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