Big Brother

Jon Queally, staff writer
Michael Chertoff, the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration, has been paid a "modest sum" by a Virginia-based company trying to retain a profitable government contract for routing millions of phone calls and texts in and out of the country, the New York Times reports on Monday. According to the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
FBI Director James Comey has responded to recent moves by tech giants Apple and...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Google's practices are "almost identical" to those of the U.S. National...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...

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