The taxman is googling you
‘We are not intentionally acquiring domestic information through this capability’
Snowden is in Russia, where he was granted asylum in August for at least a year.
It’s been months since Kim Dotcom triumphantly returned to the digital world with the launch of Mega and now the mercurial German-born Kiwi has set his sights on some even bigger ambitions for 2014. In a company blog post this week, Mega outlined its plans for new services next year that will include both encrypted messaging and encrypted video chat services aimed at helping users evade government intelligence agencies that cast a wide surveillance net across the entire Internet. Dotcom and Mega first started talking about launching encrypted email and messaging services this past summer after documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s vast data collection practices.
Privacy and civil liberties advocates are concerned over the use of drones for surveillance
Concerns date back as early as 2004
Foreign companies are looking for a way to shield sensitive data from the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services
The head of the National Security Agency defended his beleaguered organization on Tuesday
‘Avoided judicial review for five years’
Secret NSA memo reveals collusion between senior officials
Similar systems have been pioneered by police forces in New York City, Massachusetts and Texas
Reauthorization is part of an ongoing program
The regulatory pressure comes as Brazilian authorities take a closer look at major U.S. Internet companies such as Google and Facebook
‘We don’t need to have an Edward Snowden to let us know what’s going on there’
‘If a foreign enemy was doing this much damage to our economy, people would be in the streets with pitchforks’
Lawsuits, review groups, all on hold until Congress can pass a budget
Travelers heading to watch the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia can expect to be watched closely
The technology is meant to help protect against North Korea and monitor the East China Sea
He says the data gathered was never used for intelligence analysis.
The practice allows analysts to look back through a person’s life, regardless of whether they were one of the agency’s persons of interest