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White House denies DNI Clapper will head ‘independent’ NSA review group

White House denies DNI Clapper will head ‘independent’ NSA review group | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After insisting that the government’s unprecedented capability to monitor communications must be assessed by an independent panel with regards to maintaining the trust of Americans, President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new review...
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Fox to continue guarding Chicken Coop.

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In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human...
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Google: Gmail Users Can't Legitimately Expect Their Emails To Stay Private

Google: Gmail Users Can't Legitimately Expect Their Emails To Stay Private | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google doesn't believe that people can reasonably expect their emails to stay private. At least, that's what the internet giant articulated in a brief that was filed last month in federal court and recently surfaced by Consumer Watchdog.
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On Friday, the President Treated Us Like Five-Year-Olds

On Friday, the President Treated Us Like Five-Year-Olds | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Obama's remarks on Friday about Edward Snowden and the surveillance state were singularly disingenuous.
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Michael Hayden Hints At Future Of The U.S. Snooping Project

Michael Hayden Hints At Future Of The U.S. Snooping Project | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Former National Security Agency chief Gen. Michael Hayden hinted Sunday at how the NSA's eavesdropping and data collection program is likely to evolve over time.
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Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sources say that's the date for Apple's next special event. The big question now is whether Apple will debut a new low-cost phone in addition to the traditional yearly update of its flagship model.
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Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence | Reuters

Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence | Reuters | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of a U.S.
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The N.S.A. and Its Targets: Lavabit Shuts Down

The N.S.A. and Its Targets: Lavabit Shuts Down | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Not every suspension-of-service notice for an e-mail company comes with a link to a legal-defense fund.
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Breaking Through Limits on Spying

Breaking Through Limits on Spying | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The N.S.A. scans every overseas message from America, violating the clear intent of the law.
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NSA secrets kill our trust

NSA secrets kill our trust | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Bruce Schneier: Both government agencies and corporations have cloaked themselves in so much secrecy that it's impossible to verify anything they say
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Founders Of YouTube Take On Vine & Instagram With New Video App

Founders Of YouTube Take On Vine & Instagram With New Video App | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are at it again. This time the duo’s company, AVOS, has built a video creation app that allows users to quickly and easily record video. The name of the app is MixBit and is launching today for iOS.
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The Lies Aren't What Makes Obama's NSA Stance So Awful

The Lies Aren't What Makes Obama's NSA Stance So Awful | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Obama’s repeated comments that “there is no spying on Americans” and that “we don’t have a domestic
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Big Tech Company CEO Is Totally Fine With NSA Surveillance

Big Tech Company CEO Is Totally Fine With NSA Surveillance | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The chief executive of one of the country's biggest software companies thinks that NSA surveillance is "absolutely essential." Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told Charlie Rose on Tuesday that he's unbothered by reports that the NSA is collecting phone...
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Guess how much Oracle software has been sold to the NSA!
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The NSA is turning the internet into a total surveillance system

The NSA is turning the internet into a total surveillance system | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Alexander Abdo and Patrick Toomey: Now we know all Americans' international email is searched and saved, we can see how far the 'collect it all' mission has gone
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A Guide to What We Now Know About the NSA's Dragnet Searches of Your Communications

A Guide to What We Now Know About the NSA's Dragnet Searches of Your Communications | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Charlie Savage of The New York Times confirmed this week what we have been warning about for years, including to the Supreme Court last fall: The National Security Agency (NSA) is
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The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Technology companies have to fight for their users, or they'll eventually lose them.
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I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video

I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some blessed, benevolent soul who we only know as YouTube user Eric S has gone and created what will undoubtedly be the best 11 minutes and 38 seconds of your day—a compilation video of the best Vines of 2013 so far.
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The NSA-DEA police state tango

The NSA-DEA police state tango | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This week's DEA bombshell shows us how the drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system
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The Plight of the Geek: A Nature Documentary [VIDEO]

The Plight of the Geek: A Nature Documentary [VIDEO] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Common Geek (Nerdis domesticus) has been studied in captivity for more than 40 years, but very little is known about its life in the wild. Until now.
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NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Spy agency has secret backdoor permission to search databases for individual Americans' communications
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First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users

First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Silent Circle, co-founded by email security guru Phil Zimmermann, has pulled out of the secure email business. It was a pre-emptive measure inspired by Lavabit’s self-shuttering, and a worrying sign for the U.S.-hosted secure communications industry.
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Glad we're having this "dialogue" about privacy and security.

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Bill Gates criticises Google's Project Loon initiative

Bill Gates criticises Google's Project Loon initiative | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Former Microsoft chief says low-income countries need more than just internet access. By Stuart Dredge
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Email service Lavabit abruptly shut down citing government interference

Email service Lavabit abruptly shut down citing government interference | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people'
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