Tag Archives: Mass surveillance

23May/15

U.S. Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.

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30Mar/15

One dead, one hurt as men try to ram U.S. spy agency gates -reports

One person is dead and another seriously wounded after they tried to crash a car into the gate of the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to news reports.
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11Mar/15

Snowden papers reveal New Zealand spies on China, other asian nations

The latest documents released by former U.S. security whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal New Zealand spies on China and Japan and is shared with the United States and others.
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10Mar/15

Wikimedia files lawsuit challenging NSA mass surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit on behalf of Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations against the National Security Agency challenging the government’s mass surveillance program.
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13Feb/15

Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook, speak at cybersecurity summit

U.S. President Barack Obama asks tech industry executives for closer cooperation in cybersecurity, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says abuses over digital privacy can be a matter of “life and death”.

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