Apr 242017
 

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent Wikileaks CIA dump.

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The F.B.I.’s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess

 Posted by on 2016-06-16 at 23:22  cia, fbi, government, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on The F.B.I.’s Facial-Recognition Program Is a Scary Mess
Jun 162016
 


While much of the public might believe that facial-recognition software is the stuff of Jason Bourne films, the reality is that the technology is already being used by government agencies such as the F.B.I.

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NSA and CIA Double Their Warrantless Searches on Americans in Two Years

 Posted by on 2016-05-03 at 21:59  fbi, government, News, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on NSA and CIA Double Their Warrantless Searches on Americans in Two Years
May 032016
 


FROM 2013 to 2015, the NSA and CIA doubled the number of warrantless searches they conducted for Americans’ data in a massive NSA database ostensibly collected for foreign intelligence purposes, according to a new intelligence community transparency report.

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Check Out This CIA Operative’s 9-Step Hotel Safety Checklist

 Posted by on 2016-04-04 at 20:34  cia, counter surveillance, Reblog, safety, security, surveillance, survival, travel  Comments Off on Check Out This CIA Operative’s 9-Step Hotel Safety Checklist
Apr 042016
 

When you spend 10 years checking in and out of hotels in the not-so-safest parts of the world, bed bugs are the least of your problems. Drew Dwyer, a veteran of the Marines and a former CIA operative, knows this better than most.

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Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds

 Posted by on 2016-03-31 at 22:00  government, Politics, privacy, Reblog, redit, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds
Mar 312016
 

Reddit issued its annual transparency report Thursday morning, listing the amount and type of data requested by various authorities. There’s plenty of interesting info, but perhaps most interesting is what’s not there: the site’s “warrant canary.”

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American, Muslim, and under constant watch: the emotional toll of surveillance

 Posted by on 2016-03-27 at 23:11  civil liberties, encryption, News, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on American, Muslim, and under constant watch: the emotional toll of surveillance
Mar 272016
 

The visits to Ahsan Samad’s home by NYPD officers and then FBI agents have left him traumatized – but advocates say his story echoes that of many others Ahsan Samad sits on the sofa in the living room of his small family home in Brooklyn, New York.

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In Italy, CIA Agents Are Undone by Their Cell Phones

 Posted by on 2016-03-23 at 20:23  cia, espionage, Politics, Reblog, security, surveillance, tech  Comments Off on In Italy, CIA Agents Are Undone by Their Cell Phones
Mar 232016
 

The CIA needs to get a Q. James Bond’s gadget guru surely would have warned the agency about how easy it is to track calls made via cell phone. Now 25 of its agents are facing trial in absentia in Milan, Italy, this summer — undone by their pathetic ignorance of technology.

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