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Republicans Had GPS Secretly Placed On Democratic Assemblyman’s Car

They were trying to prove that he didn’t live in the Long Island district he represents. In what many say is an alarming first, a private eye hired by Assembly Republicans placed a GPS device on a Long Island assemblyman’s car for two months in an unsuccessful effort to prove the pol didn’t live in [...]

The German magazine Der Spiegel reports that Israel spied on John Kerry last year when has negotiating daily for peace. The magazine cited “several sources from intelligence circles” as saying that although Kerry has a secure phone at his mansion in Georgetown, while he was traveling and needed to make a quick phone call, he [...]

Intelligence workers have a really good time looking at suggestive photos of unknowing Americans, says Edward Snowden. He said NSA analysts searching for signals intelligence were examining mostly mundane – but sometimes intimate – messages and photographs sent online or through cellphones by “ordinary citizens.” “They stumble across something … completely unrelated to their work, [...]

The Guardian reports that Patrick Sensburg, the head of Germany’s parliamentary inquiry into NSA activity, is considering using manual typewriters for sensitive documents instead of e-mail. The Russian government took similar measures in 2013 in response to NSA spying allegations by Edward Snowden. The Federal Guard Service (FSO) placed an order for twenty Triumph Adler [...]

Chairman of Germany’s NSA Committee of Inquiry , Patrick Sensburg told Die Welt news yesterday that the German Government is considering reverting to old-fashioned typewriters to replace computers. As reported in The Gurdian: Asked “Are you considering typewriters” by the interviewer on Monday night, the Christian Democrat politician Patrick Sensburg said: “As a matter of [...]

The Secret Service will acquire software that will allow it to monitor social media in real time. In a work order posted on Monday, the agency details information the tool will collect — ranging from emotions of Internet users to old Twitter messages. Its capabilities will include “sentiment analysis,” “influencer identification,” “access to historical Twitter [...]

Whistleblowing testicle-annihilator-cum-Russian television star Edward Snowden was back in the news this week by virtue of his feature length interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams. To follow up the PR blitz, Snowden attorney Ben Wizner appeared on Sunday morning’s Up with Steve Kornacki to explain that Snowden is kinda like slaves who escaped the South via [...]

The NSA may very well know what you look like. According to James Risen and Laura Poitras in the Times, it’s unclear how many people around the world — or how many Americans — are subject to the image surveillance, but tens of thousands of “facial-recognition quality images” are collected each day: The agency intercepts [...]

One of the items to come out of the Brian Williams interview with Edward Snowden was his view that 9/11 is being exploited by the United States government to justify spying on its citizens. “I take the threat of terrorism seriously, and I think we all do,” the former National Security Agency contractor said. “And [...]

Edward Snowden says his stay in Russia was a “trap” by the U.S. State Department. Snowden told NBC News anchor Brian Williams in an interview excerpt that aired Wednesday morning that he “never intended” to land in Russia and said he’s “personally surprised” that he wound up there. “I had a flight booked to Cuba onwards [...]

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