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Russia Offers 3.9 Million Ruble Bounty for Help Identifying ‘Users of Tor’

Russia’s interior ministry has offered 3.9 million rubles (about $111,000) to anyone who can develop software capable of identifying users of the anonymous Internet browsing platform, The Guardian reports.

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Intelligence Agency Targets Public Opinion With Polls, Likes, Hits and Other Social Tricks

According to a new report based on Edward Snowden leaks by the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, Britain’s GCHQ has developed a library of tools that allow the agency to aggressively manipulate the public.

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Vodafone Reveals Government Wiretaps

The Britain-based multinational telecommunications company confirmed that a small number of governments have direct access to the information coursing through its networks.

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British Spies Intercepted User Webcam Images

Secret documents reveal that British surveillance agency GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency collected and kept the webcam images of millions of Internet users who were suspected of no wrongdoing and some of whom were engaged in sexual activity at the time of capture.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 READ MORE


Edward Snowden Talks to the Germans

In a recent interview, the NSA whistle-blower brought the German television channel NDR up to date on the state of worldwide surveillance by the governments of Britain and the United States.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 READ MORE



Alleged: NSA Lured Belgian Cryptographer With Fake LinkedIn Page

An article published Saturday in the Belgian newspaper De Standaard reports British and American intelligence agencies hacked private networks used by cryptographer and academic Jean-Jacques Quisquater.

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‘Angry Birds’ Attacked

Hackers defaced the website of the game whose “leaky” user database was revealed as a target of British and American spying agencies.

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‘Angry Birds’ Are Helping the NSA Spy on You

Top secret documents reveal American and British intelligence agencies possess the capability to exploit vulnerabilities in “leaky” smartphone apps that transmit users’ private information across the Internet.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Will Obama’s Speech Mention That the NSA Collects Billions of Text Messages?

Leaks reveal more insight into the NSA and GCHQ and the collection of nearly 200 million text messages a day.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE



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EU Parliament Committee Slams NSA, Votes to Hear Snowden

The U.S. National Security Agency and its U.K. equivalent were the targets of sharp condemnation by a European Union parliamentary committee on civil liberties, which released a report Thursday slamming the two agencies for their invasive surveillance programs in Europe and calling for systemic changes.

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Israel Fumes Over U.S. Spying

One week after documents revealed that British and American intelligence agencies targeted email addresses belonging to the offices of Israel’s former prime minister and defense minister, Israeli officials angrily demanded that U.S. spying on their government stop.

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Spy Agencies Infiltrate Online Games

In recent years, the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ have turned their legally dubious spying efforts to the world of online gaming, which documents leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden and obtained by The Guardian, The New York Times and ProPublica described as a “target-rich communications network” in which intelligence targets could “hide in plain sight.”

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Guardian Threatened With Terrorism Charges for Reporting NSA Story

British police are investigating the staff of The Guardian newspaper to determine whether acts of journalism can be prosecuted as acts of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Criticizes Spy Agencies

The British architect of the World Wide Web called for a “full and frank public debate” on Internet surveillance by U.K. and U.S. spy agencies.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Google Engineers Say ‘Fuck You’ to the NSA, Encrypt Future Stolen Data

While their bosses use less salty language to push for reform and transparency, a couple of Google’s security engineers have taken to the company’s own social network to vent their frustration at U.S. and British spying.

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 READ MORE



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GCHQ Tries to Keep Surveillance From the Public

Leaked memos show the U.K. intelligence agency has repeatedly warned internally that it fears “damaging public debate” about the nature and scale of its mass spying activities because it could lead to legal challenges that affect the program.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian

In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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On Chelsea Manning and Privacy, Cumberbatch Still Sides With Authority (Updated)

After reading Benedict Cumberbatch’s full, unedited remarks on the punishment of Chelsea Manning and government destruction of privacy, published Monday at The Guardian, I believe his meanings as originally reported remain intact.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE



Manning Wronged and Miranda’s Right

The violation of Miranda’s rights has created a political firestorm in Britain, whose equivalent to the National Security Agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has come under equal scrutiny for widespread surveillance.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 READ MORE



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New Program Builds a Map of Your Email Life (Video)

A recently launched online service offers a visual representation of the email metadata scooped up by the NSA and England’s intelligence agency GCHQ by organizing your inbox according to the people with whom you correspond.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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British Spy Agency ‘Masters the Internet’

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters has secretly gained access to the network of cables that carry the world’s phone calls and Internet traffic and has begun to process vast amounts of personal information that it shares with the U.S. National Security Agency, documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Sweden Framing Assange, British Spy Messages Said to Say

The WikiLeaks founder revealed internal conversations among employees of Britain’s intelligence agency in which agents apparently speculate that he is the target of a “fit-up” by Swedish authorities seeking his extradition on rape charges.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE


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