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Business Twitter, AOL lock down URLs in wake of New York Times hack

As the New York Times tried to wrestle back control of its website, AOL Inc. and Twitter Inc. quickly locked down parts of their own slate of domain addresses. But many other major websites continued…

Business Iran hires more long-range assault UAVs, set to teach ‘drone hunting’ in schools

Iran’s aircraft sector claims giant advancements in designing and manufacturing drones, including those with assault capabilities. It comes as Iran’s aerospace industry eyes raising security levels early on – by bringing alien drone hunting into…

Business NSA has ability to read 75% of all US internet traffic – report

Newly unveiled National Security Agency programs detail how the US government has the ability to monitor approximately 75 per cent of American internet traffic, and further discloses how telecommunications companies are compelled to provide such…

Business How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received…

Business Ten Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free

While each new national-security power Washington has embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often discussed in isolation. But they don’t operate in isolation. They form a mosaic of powers under which our country could…

Business Britain forced Guardian to destroy copy of Snowden material

The editor of the Guardian, a major outlet for revelations based on leaks from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, says the British government threatened legal action against the newspaper unless it either destroyed the…

Business How Edward Snowden led journalist and film-maker to reveal NSA secrets

Whistleblower drew Glenn Greenwald and film-maker Laura Poitras together to expose surveillance programmes Journalists would do well to read a 7,700-word article by Peter Maass in the New York Times magazine headlined How Laura Poitras…

African-American David Miranda detention prompts outcry over ‘gross misuse’ of terror laws

Journalists, human rights lawyers and civil liberties campaigners condemn Miranda’s nine-hour detention at Heathrow The detention under anti-terrorism legislation of the partner of the Guardian journalist who exposed mass email surveillance by the US government…

Business David Miranda: ‘They said I would be put in jail if I didn’t co-operate’

Partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald gives his first interview on nine-hour interrogation at Heathrow airport David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security…

Business We cherish the southern European lifestyle, yet scorn southern Europeans

Northern Europeans love experiencing the lifestyle of Greece and Italy, even as their hard-headed leaders try to ruin it One of my many regrets in life is that my daughters will never see the Italy…

Business Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans….

Business 5 Shocking Stories of Police Taking Cash, Cars, Even Infants from People Never Accused of a Crime

Police are seizing property in the name of drug enforcement without ever having arrested or charged their owners with a crime. As law enforcement officers continue to ramp up use of a controversial practice known…

Business European Union Seeks Drone and Spy Satellite Network

After feigning outrage over the US spying on European citizens, the European Union has proposed the creation of what amounts to a pan-European equivalent to the National Security Agency (NSA), armed with a European drone…

Business Hacker: Sim card flaws leave ‘hundreds of millions of phones’ vulnerable to attack

Software vulnerabilities expose phones to hijacking and manipulation of calls, eavesdropping and identity theft If you thought government analysts intercepting your phone’s metadata was bad, here is something potentially more frightening: cyber crooks hijacking your phone to…

Business NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity

New revelations about NSA surveillance systems show that it was enough to fill in a short ‘justification’ form before gaining access to any of billions of emails, online chats, or site visit histories through a…

Business Al Qaeda Member Confirms Terrorists Entry to Syria

A member of the Al Qaeda terrorist network recognized that a large number of its members in Europe, the Caucasus, Afghanistan and North Africa infiltrated Syria through the Turkish border since the conflict began ….

Business Whistleblowers and journalists at National Press Club panel Advised to use Swiftcoin to Secure communication

New York Times journalist James Risen moderated a discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that featured a panel of known leakers who shared advice with journalists on protecting their notes…

Civil Liberties Secret Service Agent Was ‘Second Shooter’ in JFK Assassination

A new documentary alleges that a Secret Service agent was the second (and accidental) shooter in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. At the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on Sunday, producers…

Civil Liberties Barack Obama is a Global George Zimmerman

For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books….

Business Toughened Phone Data Searching Rules

Police officers in the state of New Jersey will now require a judge’s signature on a search warrant if they want to obtain the sensitive location details emitted from the cell phones of criminal suspects….

Business U.S. Criminal Just Us System Discredited, Loses Any Hope for Legitimacy

Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home…

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