Judge says NSA spying likely unconstitutional
A US Federal Judge ruled that the NSA massive collecting of Americans’ phone records is likely unconstitutional.
President Obama will stop the NSA spying on allies, the head of US Senate’s Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said in a statement after the scandal prompted by the news that the US spy agency intercepted German Chancellor’s Angela Merkel cell phone from 2002 along with 34 other world leaders. Too late. With this statement they admit it’s true. The trust is completely broken. The damage done.
NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds - The Washington Post
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents, The Washington Post reports. Here you have the link to the full report.
We will have an official website about the NSA surveillance
We will have an official website about the NSA programs of surveillance, announced the president of the US, Barack Obama, in a press conference Friday. He is pursuing and offer of “transparency” in an environment that is for definition not transparent. You can find here his full remarks.
Security e-mailing? Come on!
Two secure e-mail providers decided to suspend operations, informs the Washington Post. One of them is Lavabit, used by Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, and the other is “Silent Circle”. With this Snowden-NSA scandal all illusions about privacy in communications are gone.
Link: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon – The Washington Post. Summary: The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has […]
Russia grants Snowden asylum
Russia finally granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum for one year. After 39 days living in the Sheremetyevo airport transit zone, the former analyst wanted in the US for giving to the press details about National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, left in a taxi to “a secure, confidential place”. The organization WikiLeaks explained in a statement […]
Distracted looking for Snowden? Watch at Syria and Lebanon
Now that the world attention is looking at the whereabouts of Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor accused of espionage by the US after revealing data about secret programs of surveillance on phones and the Internet, it seems that news about Syria are not so urgent as before. They are. More […]
Big Brother expanded in the UK
Now the Guardian says that the British spy agency GCHQ has a program called “Tempora” more recent but broader than the “Prism” of the US National Security Agency, to spy on phone calls and Internet activity of citizens. The British are tapping directly fibre-optic cables to collect secretly “vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet […]
The American Big Surveillance
Now the news is that the US government is monitoring data directly from the central servers of nine leading Internet firms (Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple) in a counterterrorism surveillance program called PRISM, reports the Washington Post . The companies denied their knowledge about it. It is a program that began under […]