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US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

Increasing terrorist attacks could help to boost public support for additional surveillance laws, according to law enforcement officials. In a story which first appeared in the Washington Post, many law and intelligence agencies claimed that while at present, many people do not support having their privacy eroded by government agencies, events such as the Philadelphia police shooting and the recent[Read More...]

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

Tech giant Facebook is passing details of all of its users to the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been reported. Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a case against the social giant to force watchdogs to audit personal data allegedly released to US spy bosses by Facebook. Mr Schrems, argued that the Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wrongly refused[Read More...]

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

A high-tech lamp which can listen in on conversations in the homes has been created, to make people think more about privacy issues, it has been revealed. Dubbed ‘the conversnitch’ lamp, the device has its own Twitter account where it posts snippets of conversations that it has recorded. The lamp was made for under £60 and its current location is[Read More...]

NSA documents unveil the full extent of their spying technology

NSA documents unveil the full extent of their spying technology

The NSA have uncovered a way to spy on all digital communications through a ‘loophole’ which is built into most electronic devices, it has been revealed. Under a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered by journalists at the news website Spiegel, NSA agents are able to keep an eye on all levels of our digital lives – from computing centres[Read More...]

US man harassed by govt after Google incorrectly completed his search-query

US man harassed by govt after Google incorrectly completed his search-query

A US man is suing the CIA and American government after Google incorrectly auto-completed a search query he was typing in, leading to him become a victim of sustained harassment. Jeffrey Kantor claims that Google auto-completed his search to reference bomb-making and as a result, he lost his job. His search query was changed from ‘How do I build a[Read More...]