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FBI Says It Doesn’t Need Warrant To Spy On Cell Phones In Public

You can’t have a presumption of privacy from the government when talking on a cell phone. The FBI won’t bother to obtain search warrants before it uses interception devices on people in public, according to a letter written by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and staffer Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). These devices include […]

Manhattanite Aksana Kuzmitskaya claims her landlord installed cameras in her apartment and spied on her showering, going to the bathroom and having sex. Kuzmitskaya began living and working as a housekeeper and maintenance person in the building at 7 West 82nd in 2013, The Real Deal writes, and was given free rent on her unit in […]

We don’t spy enough on Muslims because of media “morons,” says the Long Island Congressman. King urged the U.S. to respond by heightening its domestic surveillance programs. “We can have all the technology in the world, the fact is we have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities and we […]

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 […]

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