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NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS NewsHour

NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS NewsHour | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Judy Woodruff sits down with two former NSA officials who blew the whistle on what they said were abuses at the NSA, along with that agency’s former inspector general, to talk about whether that secretive agency is recording all domestic calls in...
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NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests

NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.
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From One Former NSA Worker to the Rest: It’s Time to Speak Out

From One Former NSA Worker to the Rest: It’s Time to Speak Out | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Most people don't know the history of Von Neumann Hall, the nearly windowless building hidden behind the engineering quadrangle at Princeton.
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Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months. He will step down from his post as soon as the process of choosing his successor has been completed....
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My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander

My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On July 30, 2013, I had the pleasure of having dinner with General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency. Just a few weeks earlier, I had called the NSA’s activities “criminal” in the digital pages of the New York Times.
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NSA ‘goes after man who mocked agency’

NSA ‘goes after man who mocked agency’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

LibertyManiacs.com, a company that markets “freedom products for liberty lovers,” says the NSA is using a claim of copyright infringement to stop it from selling T-shirts and other products making fun of the Big Brother agency.

 


Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/08/nsa-crushes-free-speech-on-t-shirts/#VoT4E7ERFx7E206b.99 ;

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NSA used PRISM to collect more than 200 million internet communications a year as of 2011

NSA used PRISM to collect more than 200 million internet communications a year as of 2011 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
According to a declassified order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as of 2011, the US National Security Agency was "acquiring" more than 250 million "internet communications" each...
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Google Code fast becoming hackers' malware mule

Google Code fast becoming hackers' malware mule | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Zscaler says search giant needs to improve security validation processes
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NSA surveillance story cuts into Obama’s popularity with young voters

NSA surveillance story cuts into Obama’s popularity with young voters | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The president has been unable to distance himself from a story hurting him with young voters. Controversy over the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs is eroding President Obama’s popularity — particularly among young voters.
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Ditto with older voters and those that thought we lived under a government of laws.

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New Revelations Detail How The NSA Scans 75% Of The Internet Through Telco Partnerships | TechCrunch

New Revelations Detail How The NSA Scans 75% Of The Internet Through Telco Partnerships | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Meet Blarney, Fairview, Oakstar, Lithium and Stormbrew. The programs allow for far greater surveillance than the government has admitted to, and, importantly, detail how the government forces Internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over raw data...
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NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS

NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Judy Woodruff sits down with two former NSA officials who blew the whistle on what they said were abuses at the NSA, along with that agency’s former inspector general, to talk about whether that secretive agency is recording all domestic calls in...
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WSJ reports NSA spying capabilities cover up to 75 percent of US internet traffic

WSJ reports NSA spying capabilities cover up to 75 percent of US internet traffic | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The question of how much contact the NSA has with internet traffic throughout the US is being raised again, this time by the Wall Street Journal.
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NSA Can Tap 75% of U.S. Internet Traffic

NSA Can Tap 75% of U.S. Internet Traffic | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency has developed surveillance programs that reach more Internet communications of Americans than have publicly been disclosed, according to current and formal officials cited in a Wall Street Journal article posted online...
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Obama: NSA surveillance programs ‘loaded gun’ that can be abused if unchecked

Obama: NSA surveillance programs ‘loaded gun’ that can be abused if unchecked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Obama strongly defended National Security Agency surveillance programs on Friday morning but acknowledged that, if unchecked, they could easily be abused.
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Finally, a "No shit Sherlock" moment.

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NSA paid tech firms over Prism, says latest Snowden leak

NSA paid tech firms over Prism, says latest Snowden leak | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all received money to cover costs related to surveillance requests, the UK's Guardian reports, citing documents provided by former contractor Edward Snowden. Read this article by Edward Moyer on CNET News.
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Google and Microsoft's plea on NSA requests moves slowly in secret court

Google and Microsoft's plea on NSA requests moves slowly in secret court | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google and Microsoft sued the government in June, claiming they have a free speech right to disclose the number of surveillance requests they receive. The government has filed six extensions but no response.
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Barack Obama can’t get ahead of NSA story | Politico

Barack Obama can’t get ahead of NSA story | Politico | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has the surveillance leak response down pat: Wait a couple of days after a rough story, then tell reporters most of what they already know. What the White House hasn’t done is get ahead of the story.
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AT&T and Verizon Stay Silent About NSA Internet Snooping | TIME.com

AT&T and Verizon Stay Silent About NSA Internet Snooping | TIME.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The telecom giants don't have much to say about their role in NSA surveillance programs
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House Dems seek to curtail NSA spying powers in wake of email surveillance

House Dems seek to curtail NSA spying powers in wake of email surveillance | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The lawmakers say there is mounting evidence the executive branch has abused its surveillance powers.
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Email surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg unfortunately.

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Mark Zuckerberg's push to bring internet to the poor is business dressed up as charity

On Monday Mark Zuckerberg announced the formation of Internet.org, a partnership with some of the biggest players in the smartphone space, to bring internet connectivity to poor people in the...
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Introducing PRSM: The Sharing Network

Introducing PRSM: The Sharing Network | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
PRSM: Introducing a new way to share everything. Nothing to hide, nothing to lose. Sign up - it's free.
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What NSA Transparency Looks Like

What NSA Transparency Looks Like | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Disclosures by the spy agency about violations of privacy rules have been almost entirely redacted.
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We'd tell you, but we'd have to drone you.

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Defense lawyers insist on clients’ right to use NSA records - Nation - MiamiHerald.com

Defense lawyers insist on clients’ right to use NSA records - Nation - MiamiHerald.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With clues emerging that the feds used NSA spy data against their clients, defense attorneys want to use that same information to aid their cases.
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The price Gina Gray paid for whistleblowing

The price Gina Gray paid for whistleblowing | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Gina Gray’s ordeal shows why President Obama’s claims about Edward Snowden are nonsense.
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What if the president lied to us?

What if the president lied to us? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
So many of President Obama's statements about NSA have been wrong. But he's too smart not to understand the truth
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