Blog Posts Tagged with "Wiretapping"

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Warrantless Surveillance 101: Introducing EFF's New NSA Domestic Spying Guide

December 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

On December 14th, we hope that the Northern District of California federal court will agree with us that our case challenging illegal domestic spying should move forward. Warrantless wiretapping isn't a state secret—it's a clear violation of FISA, other laws, and the Constitution...

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How to turn any phone into a spy device with hardware hack

December 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Researcher Atul Alex has presented at the last edition of yhe International Malware Conference (MalCon) how it is possible to attack every mobile device with special hardware designed by using common electronic components...

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Fact Checking Obama's Misleading Answer About Warrantless Wiretapping

October 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jon Stewart boldly went where no mainstream reporter has gone: asking President Obama why he embraced Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program after campaigning against it. While Stewart’s question was commendable, Obama’s answer was puzzling because it seems so obviously untrue...

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EFF Opposes Government's State Secrets Claim in Wiretapping Case

October 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF filed its latest brief in the Jewel v. NSA case, aiming to stop the government from engaging in mass warrantless collection of emails, phone calls, and customer records of ordinary Americans. The matter is set for hearing on December 14, 2012 in federal court in San Francisco...

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New Book Details the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program

October 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Three more NSA whistleblowers, including William Binney a former high ranking official involved with the program during its infancy, also submitted affidavits laying out how the NSA illegally spied on Americans in the aftermath of 9/11...

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NSA Still Warrantlessly Wiretapping Americans

August 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

There’s long been ample evidence the NSA has been unlawfully collecting Americans' communications since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act. As the New York Times reported in 2009, the NSA was still collecting purely domestic communications of Americans' in a "significant and systemic" way...

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Government Insists It Can’t Be Sued Over Warrantless Wiretapping

June 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In three separate lawsuits that have been churning in the federal courts, the government has used a menu of dodges to block the courts from considering the key underlying question — have they been breaking the law and violating the constitution by warrantlessly surveilling American citizens — over and over again...

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NSA Denies Warrantless Wiretaps Despite Evidence

March 27, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The NSA claims it only has access to emails and phone calls of non-U.S. citizens overseas, but many previous reports that the program targets US based email records. In the 11 years since 9/11, Binney estimates 15 to 20 trillion transactions have been collected and stored by the NSA...

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Hacker Pleads Guilty to Celebrity Computer Intrusions

March 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Chaney admitted he hacked into the e-mail accounts by taking the victims’ e-mail addresses, clicking on the “Forgot your password?” feature, then re-setting the passwords by answering security questions using publicly available information he found on the Internet...

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Digital Posse Comitatus: Generals Obfuscate and Inveigle Congress

March 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

9/11 opened the floodgates to the world of warrantless wiretaps and surveillance culture we now have and diminished the lines between military and civilian agencies collection and alleged sharing of data. In the case of the NSA though, the abilities were always there...

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Coalition Challenges Domestic Surveillance Policies

September 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Congress has already provided the courts with strong, clear security procedures for handling evidence related to secret government surveillance. Letting the courts do their job and judge the legality of government wiretapping will not risk national security..."

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EFF Challenges NSA's Domestic Surveillance in Court

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At stake is whether the courts can judge the legality and constitutionality of the NSA's bulk interception of Americans' phone calls and emails, accomplished through back-door access to AT&T's domestic telecom network and its databases of communications records...

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Surveillance or Security? New Wiretapping Technologies

July 20, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke

Far too many books on privacy and surveillance are filled with hysteria and hyperbole and the threat of an Orwellian society. This book sticks to the raw facts and details the current state, that of insecure and porous networks around a surveillance society...

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Congress to Use Skype Despite Security Concerns

June 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Members of Congress will now be allowed to use Skype video conferencing on government networks. The announcement comes on the heels of revelations that Microsoft had filed a application in 2009 seeking to patent technology that allows for surreptitious recording of Skype transmissions...

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Enemy of the State

May 31, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

You have the right to privacy in your papers and your domicile, but does this actually apply to digital papers, computers, hard drives, and anything you pass over telco lines to the cloud? Or is it considered public domain like your trash being placed at the end of your driveway?

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FBI Surveillance: If We Told You, You Might Sue

May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These businesses would be substantially harmed if their customers knew that they were furnishing information to the FBI. The stigma of working with the FBI would cause customers to cancel the companies' services and file civil actions to prevent further disclosure of subscriber information..."

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