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eMediaWorld.com: NSA reportedly broke privacy rules thousands of times

August 16, 2013 5:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: NSA reportedly broke privacy rules thousands of times

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has overstepped its authority and broken privacy rules thousands of times every year since being given new surveillance powers by Congress in 2008, The Washington Post reported, citing an internal audit and other secret documents. The documents, which the Post claims it received earlier […]

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eMediaWorld.com NSA head says agency working to reduce leaks by replacing people with machines

August 9, 2013 7:09 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com NSA head says agency working to reduce leaks by replacing people with machines

WASHINGTON – National Security Agency director General Keith Alexander defended the controversial programs disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and said Thursday his agency was taking steps to prevent future leaks by working to reducing the number of system administrators—the same position Snowden held—by 90 percent. He also said […]

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US aid to Ecuador questioned amid Snowden asylum bid

June 26, 2013 2:50 PM0 comments
US aid to Ecuador questioned amid Snowden asylum bid

ECUADOR – For its own good, Ecuador might want to reconsider rolling out the red carpet for NSA leaker Edward Snowden as he crisscrosses his way through anti-American countries while seeking asylum, some say. If Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa does give Snowden the green light to call the Latin American […]

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Charges reportedly filed against NSA secrets leaker

June 21, 2013 3:12 PM0 comments
Charges reportedly filed against NSA secrets leaker

BREAKING NEWS: Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against NSA secrets leaker Edward Snowden charging him with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the Washington Post reported Friday The paper also said the U.S. had asked Hong Kong, to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant. Snowden […]

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10,000 Apple accounts subject to data requests

June 17, 2013 1:41 PM0 comments
10,000 Apple accounts subject to data requests

U.S. law enforcement officials made thousands of requests for data about Apple users over the last seven months, the company said Monday. Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) said it had received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests, covering between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices, from federal, state and local authorities. Some […]

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Britain spied on G-20 delegates in 2009

June 16, 2013 5:43 PM0 comments
Britain spied on G-20 delegates in 2009

Britain’s electronic intelligence agency monitored delegates’ phones and tried to capture their passwords during an economic summit held there in 2009, the Guardian newspaper reported Sunday. The targets included British allies such as Turkey and South Africa, the newspaper reported. The Guardian cited documents provided by Edward Snowden, the American […]

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