‘Surveillance State’ is alive, well — and operating against us all

‘Surveillance State’ is alive, well — and operating against us all

They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within the Intelligence Community.

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Without providing any evidence, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief Duncan Lewis told a parliamentary committee hearing on October 19 that suspected terrorists were using encrypted messages to plan potential attacks.

Five ways your privacy is compromised without you realising

Five ways your privacy is compromised without you realising

If you’re not already concerned about the police’s reach into your life, how do you feel about them reading your social media posts? In the same way, the trawling of our social media posts and photos just because we have an opinion about fracking or badgers should be cause for a lot of angry face emojis.

Tell these Senators to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

Tell these Senators to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our country.

Giving TSA facial-recognition software isn’t worth a faster security line

Giving TSA facial-recognition software isn’t worth a faster security line

Facial-recognition technology poses a unique surveillance threat and is being deployed without adequate privacy protections. In the wake of a terrorist attack or other violent incident, we should expect CBP to collect and share more data, including facial images, with other law enforcement agencies.

Internet lobby group hopes to guide federal privacy laws

Internet lobby group hopes to guide federal privacy laws

Your expectations as a user and certainly for companies trying to innovate, you can’t have 50 different standards; we want to have one robust national standard that protects people,” said Michael Beckerman, Internet Association CEO.

Wikileaks Confirms: CIA Are Conducting Operations on U.S. Soil

Wikileaks Confirms: CIA Are Conducting Operations on U.S. Soil

Per Wikileaks: In 2007, #Brennan praised Iran’s “positive engagement” & “important contributions” in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/QBTsCYf0el — marina portnaya (@portnayanyc) Sour grapes: Brennan’s TAC complains over CIA snub During his time in the private sector, Brennan established an intelligence firm called The Analysis Corporation (TAC) that competed for government contracts, including one related to terrorist watch lists.

Schneier on Security

U.S. intelligence officers were also able to identify digital links between the covert communications system and the U.S. government itself, according to one former official -- links the Chinese agencies almost certainly found as well.

China Is Going to Outrageous Lengths to Surveil Its Own Citizens

China Is Going to Outrageous Lengths to Surveil Its Own Citizens

The Dove program’s bird-like drones have been flown over five provinces so far, and it’s perhaps no coincidence that they’ve been used extensively in one area in particular: Xinjiang, a northwestern region heavily populated by Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority.