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Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans' Telephone Records
2015-04-10
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF Lawsuit Challenges Drug Enforcement Administration Surveillance of International Call Records
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Email privacy
Wikipedia article
Article
Email privacy is the broad topic dealing with issues of unauthorized access and inspection of electronic mail. This unauthorized access can happen while an email is in transit, as well as when it is s...
The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle
Scahill, Jeremy; Begley, Josh
Article
2015
The Intercept
American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communicat...
How to Leak to The Intercept
Lee, Micah
Article
2015
The Intercept
Leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. Here are instructions for how to leak safely.
Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans' Telephone Records
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF Lawsuit Challenges Drug Enforcement Administration Surveillance of International Call Records
No Safe Harbor: How NSA Spying Undermined U.S. Tech and Europeans' Privacy
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The spread of knowledge about the NSA's surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple: especially non-U.S. customers who have disc...
Pakistan: Intelligence agency sought to tap all communications traffic, documents reveal
Rice, Mathew
Article
2015
Privacy International
Every government seems to want to spy in Pakistan. The US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped the fibre optic cables landing in Karachi, among others, and used 55 million phone records harvested fro...
Secret 'BADASS' Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones
Lee, Micah
Article
2015
The Intercept
British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by N...
UN slams UK surveillance law, calls for privacy reforms in Canada, France and Macedonia
Article
2015
Privacy International
In yet another blow to the UK's surveillance proponents, the UN Human Rights Committee has criticised the British legal regime governing the interception of communications, observing that it allows fo...
The use of encryption tools and the protection of anonymity online as safeguards for freedom of the press
Kaye, David
Unclassified
2015
International Press Institute
David Kaye is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of expression. In his latest report, he stressed that governments are obligated to protect encryption to...
Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
I'm putting more trust in communities than corporations
Gillmor, Dan
Article
2015
Backchannel
Gillmor discusses how we are losing control over the technology tools that once promised equal opportunity in speech and innovation.
XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World’s Private Communications
Marquis-Boire, Morgan; Greenwald, Glenn; Lee, Micah
Article
2015
The Intercept
The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet searches, emails, documents, usernames and passwords, and other private communications. XKEYSCORE is ...


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