Thursday , 22 October 2020

Security

Prism leak indicates real-time surveillance

Fresh details about Prism have emerged after the Washington Post published four more leaked slides detailing the US internet surveillance programme. The paper says the documents indicate the FBI has installed equipment on the property of certain US-based tech firms and passes on retrieved data to the CIA and National Security Agency (NSA). It says in some cases the NSA …

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Parliamentary committee ‘too busy’ to question intelligence agencies

The parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC) has postponed questioning the intelligence agencies in front of the television cameras this week, delaying the unprecedented event until after the summer recess, because it says it is too busy focusing on the murder of Lee Rigby and revelations about GCHQ‘s activities. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, appeared to have been unaware of …

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NSA spied on EU diplomats in Washington, NY and Brussels

Not only European citizens, but also employees of the EU diplomatic missions in Washington and the UN were under electronic surveillance from the NSA, Der Spiegel magazine reports citing a document obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The German magazine claims to have taken a glance at parts of a “top secret” document, which reveals that US National Security Agency has …

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NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

he NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls to be redirected into its data hoards, according to the Guardian’s Glen Greenwald, who told a Chicago conference that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, …

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