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Orwellian surveillance helps deter crime - USA TODAY

Orwellian surveillance helps deter crime - USA TODAY | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Orwellian surveillance helps deter crime
USA TODAY
(Editor's note: Surveillance cameras in public settings played a key role in nabbing suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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US hopes NSA surveillance won't derail data trade goals - Reuters

US hopes NSA surveillance won't derail data trade goals
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S.
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NSA chief: Surveillance helped stop "dozens" of threats - CBS News

NSA chief: Surveillance helped stop "dozens" of threats - CBS News | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com NSA chief: Surveillance helped stop "dozens" of threats CBS News The widespread surveillance programs exposed to the public last week have helped the National Security Agency stop dozens of terrorist threats, the NSA chief told...
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TEDGlobal: Are drones tools of war or a social good? - BBC News

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TEDGlobal: Are drones tools of war or a social good?
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"There are tonnes of great uses for unmanned drones but we need a framework for robotic weapons as it puts too much power into too few hands," he said.
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Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA's Massive Spy ... - Wired

Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA's Massive Spy ... - Wired | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA's Massive Spy ...
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An aerial view of the NSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.
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Ted Rall’s Prescient Take On Verizon And The NSA

Ted Rall’s Prescient Take On Verizon And The NSA | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Via Common Dreams, political cartoonist Ted Rall foresaw exactly where we would be today in a piece written in 2006: Several months ago employees of Verizon, the company that enjoys a monopoly on local telephone service where I live, confirmed that...
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Police to get home access to database

Police to get home access to database | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Victorian police officers will be able to access confidential database information from home under a move that has sparked breach-of-privacy fears.
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Manning a 'broken soul, emotionally fractured'

Manning a 'broken soul, emotionally fractured' | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A counterpoint to the enormity of Bradley Manning having dumped 700,000 classified US documents into the public domain is the fractured and confused nature of the young US Army private which surfaced in testimony at his court martial on Tuesday by...
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NSA Collecting Millions Of Verizon Phone Records In US: Report

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NSA Collecting Millions Of Verizon Phone Records In US: Report
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NSA has direct access to tech giants' systems for user data, secret files reveal

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Gathering private information online is abuse of state power

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to information on the servers of major American internet companies, according to reports published in the Guardian and the Washington Post.The…
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Meagan Reed: The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You

Meagan Reed: The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Reactions to the news this week that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting phone and online data on millions of Americans have featured a mix of anxiety and outrage over the scary Big Brother tactics used in this "astounding"...
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Did NSA Surveillance Help Thwart Plotter of Mumbai Attack? – A Perfect Terrorist - FRONTLINE

Did NSA Surveillance Help Thwart Plotter of Mumbai Attack?  – A Perfect Terrorist - FRONTLINE | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Officials have credited the program with helping to capture David Coleman Headley, but a closer examination shows the U.S. only caught up with him after a tip from British intelligence.
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Activists push uphill to curtail NSA surveillance - MSNBC

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Activists push uphill to curtail NSA surveillance
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(Photos of Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and U.S.
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Federal authorities in N.J. say cyber crime ring tried to steal millions from banks, payroll firms

Federal authorities in N.J. say cyber crime ring tried to steal millions from banks, payroll firms | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Jersey City-based Fundtech Holdings and Automated Data Processing Inc.of Florham Park were among the victim institutions, the U.S. Attorney's Office said
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Murder jury see CCTV footage of knife attack on Nissan worker - Sunderland Echo

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Murder jury see CCTV footage of knife attack on Nissan worker
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HARROWING footage of an attack where a dad was stabbed eight times has been shown to murder jurors.
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Leak risk: So many security clearances - Politico

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Leak risk: So many security clearances
Politico
In the mammoth national security community, any one of the nearly 5 million Americans with a security clearance could become a leaker.
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Mayor calls for lights, not cameras

Mayor calls for lights, not cameras | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Brunswick's dark laneways should be flooded with lights, not scanned by security cameras, according to Moreland mayor Oscar Yildiz.
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Casinos Ban Gamblers From Wearing Google Glass

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Daniel Schwass's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:53 AM

Brief article describing the capabilities of Google Glass for cheating at cards and the Casinos (as well as numerous bars and restaurants) actions in order to minimize risks associated with the VR glasses.

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Dangers of blowing the whistle in the digital age

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Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are victims of democracy criminalising the exposure of injustice.
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PRISM schism: the NSA leaks reveal a broken system

If reports are to be believed, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has had “direct access” to systems run by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Apple.
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