24. 08. 2014
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For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

    Editor’s Note: Your movements, habits and privacy are tracked and surveyed by governments and corporations because information is a commodity. Source: Washington Post Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to...

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28. 07. 2014
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New York State and DHS collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement

Source: USA Today In a crime-fighting tactic that sets civil libertarians’ teeth on edge, police in Monroe County and other urban counties across New York state are collecting and archiving tens of millions...

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30. 06. 2014
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FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans’ Communications

Source: Tech Dirt The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA’s “backdoor searches” were revealed. This involved big collections...

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25. 06. 2014
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Predicting crime, LAPD’s Geographic Policing Divisions

Source: Guardian The Los Angeles Police Department, like many urban police forces today, is both heavily armed and thoroughly computerised. The Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division in downtown LA is its central processor. Rows...

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23. 06. 2014
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National Reconnaissance Office wants to tap video game technology

Source: USA Today The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the secretive agency that launches and runs the nation’s spy satellite system, is looking at technology developed by the video game industry to help it improve...

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22. 06. 2014
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IMSI catcher: Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone

Source: Newsweek Call it the “IMSI catcher” war, with the acronym standing for International Mobile Subscriber Identity. Every device that communicates with a cell tower—mobile phone, smartphone or tablet—has one. What StingRay (manufactured...

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12. 06. 2014
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U.S. Has Been Secretly Flying Unmanned Surveillance Drones Over Iraq For The Last Year

Editor’s Note: Why are politicians and military analysts awed, shocked and stunned by ISIS militants speed, capture and control of key resource areas and strategic infrastructure? Because they are likely delusion lying schizophrenics. With 24/7 drone surveillance, satellite imagery...

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09. 06. 2014
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SPAWAR probing into commercial undersea cables for maritime surveillance

Source: military aerospace U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are trying to tap into the commercial undersea cable industry to find recent technological advances that might be useful in maritime surveillancesystems (MSS). Officials of the Space and...

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07. 06. 2014
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Coal spies: The secret world of black ops

Source: SMH The coal spies have put a spotlight on undercover surveillance methods. [...] The former military intelligence officer and Harley Davidson enthusiast called himself Tony Allen, and fitted in at first with...

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06. 06. 2014
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Germany Admits Shadowy Facilities Were Spy Stations

Source: Morning Star GERMANY’S foreign intelligence agency officially lifted the lid on some of its worst-kept secrets today and admitted that several shadowy facilities around the country were spy stations. The Federal Intelligence...

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03. 06. 2014
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GCHQ’s BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

Source: Register Above-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme – including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East – have so far remained secret, despite being...

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30. 05. 2014
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German foreign intelligence agency wants to access social media sites in real time

Source: Deutsche Welles The German foreign intelligence agency (BND) reportedly plans to expand its digital espionage operations, according to several German media outlets. The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, as well as broadcasters NDR...

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13. 05. 2014
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The secret group that “controls everything” in North Korea

              Source: XIndex Jang Jin-sung, formerly poet laureate for North Korea, is one of its highest-ranking defectors and most vocal critics. A meteoric career that saw him...

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23. 04. 2014
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FBI is said to gather data on foreign governments with hackers’ help

            Source: Brisbane Times An informant working for the FBI coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites, including some operated by the governments of...

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21. 04. 2014
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Mesh Networks to avoid surveillance in Tunisia funded by U.S. State Department

          Editor’s Note: Any communication network funded by U.S. State Department and USAID  is a red flag. You should be asking yourself why the State Department is beta testing...

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20. 04. 2014
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China eavesdropping on PH maritime activities

              Source: abs-cbnnews China has not only deployed and maintained the presence of its surveillance and navy ships in the West Philippine Sea, but has positioned advanced communications...

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14. 04. 2014
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The EU’s Covert Military Satellite Program

                    Source: The Trumpet The EU launched its Sentinel-1a satellite from French Guiana on April 3 as it began the rollout of its advanced fleet of Earth-monitoring...

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04. 04. 2014
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Hailstorm -Secret military device lets Oakland deputies track cellphones

Source: Detroit News Pontiac— Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists. Now, though, some...

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23. 03. 2014
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Eisenhower’s military-industrial warning rings truer than ever

                    Editor’s Note: My opinion,  Edward Snowden is a CIA operative not hiding out in Russia. An open CIA- NSA intelligence war: CIA- HUMINT...

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20. 03. 2014
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Orange shares all its call data with France’s intelligence agency – DGSE

            Source: Engadget Another day, another round of troubling surveillance news. In a twist, though, today’s nugget has less to do with the US or the NSA but rather,...

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26. 02. 2014
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Forget the NSA, the LAPD Spies on Millions of Innocent Folks

Source: LA Weekly Edward Snowden ripped the blinds off the surveillance state last summer with his leak of top-secret National Security Agency documents, forcing a national conversation about spying in the post-9/11 era....

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22. 02. 2014
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WELCOME TO ALGORITHMIC PRISON

  Source: NextGov Corporations and government are using information about us in a new – and newly insidious – way. Employing massive data files, much of the information taken from the Internet, they...

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13. 02. 2014
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Repressive governments buy cheap spyware to keep tabs on critics

Source: SCMP Ethiopian journalist Mesay Mekonnen was at his desk at a news service based in the US when gibberish skittered across his computer screen in December. A sophisticated cyberattack was under way....

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05. 01. 2014
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AFRICAP: U.S. State Department’s solicitation for Corporate Mercenaries

Editor’s Note: Peacekeeping Support is government lingo for low intensity operations to incorporate counterinsurgency operations into sovereign countries using corporate mercenaries in-line with the military. Source: FBO The U.S. Department of State, Office...

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17. 12. 2013
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India’s spooks prepare to peer through their own PRISM: NETRA

India’s spooks prepare to peer through their own PRISM: NETRA

Source: Register  The Indian government is gearing up to switch on “NETRA”, a large scale internet surveillance system that will allow its spy agencies to monitor suspicious online communications in order to detect...

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10. 12. 2013
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NSAs Special Source and Tailored Access Operation Teams & Google cookies pinpoint targets for hacking and mass commercial surveillance

NSAs Special Source and Tailored Access Operation Teams & Google cookies pinpoint targets for hacking and mass commercial surveillance

Source: WP – The Switch The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking...

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09. 12. 2013
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Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming

Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming

Source: Guardian To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency’s impressive arsenal of cable taps and...

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26. 11. 2013
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Corporate espionage and mercenary spooks undermines democracy

Corporate espionage and mercenary spooks undermines democracy

Source: Reuters It’s not just the NSA that has been caught spying on Americans. Some of our nation’s largest corporations have been conducting espionage as well, against civic groups. For these big companies...

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17. 11. 2013
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NSA, Unit 8200, Technion, NICE systems, Comverse, and Check Point’s role in U.S. militarization, domestic-international intelligence surveillance and drug trafficking

NSA, Unit 8200, Technion, NICE systems, Comverse, and Check Point’s role in U.S. militarization, domestic-international intelligence surveillance and drug trafficking

Source: mondoweiss [...] Technion’s links with surveillance operations The American Technion Society, which is a New York City-based fundraising/public relations outlet for Technion, states in a YouTube video: “The world often turns to...

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10. 11. 2013
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Americans have PRISM, and the Russians have SORM and PAK.

Americans have PRISM, and the Russians have SORM and PAK.

Source: tvn24.pl Rough translation If Edward Snowden actually is an enemy of the ubiquitous wiretaps, that the place of asylum could not have chosen a worse country. Putin’s Russia is a world leader...

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05. 11. 2013
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China sets up station to monitor Indian Air Force at Ladakh

China sets up station to monitor Indian Air Force at Ladakh

Source: NDTV China has built a station to monitor the movement of Indian planes at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, the site of a...

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27. 10. 2013
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“F6″ the NSA’s global surveillance unit, the “Special Collection Service.”

“F6″ the NSA’s global surveillance unit, the “Special Collection Service.”

Source: Der Spiegel A “top secret” classified NSA document from the year 2010 shows that a unit known as the “Special Collection Service” (SCS) is operational in Berlin, among other locations. It is...

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16. 10. 2013
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EU Tightens Its Grip on the Mediterranean

EU Tightens Its Grip on the Mediterranean

Source: The Trumpet The European Parliament approved a new “big brother” surveillance program for the Mediterranean Sea on October 10, after an overcrowded boat full of migrants sank off the Italian island of...

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09. 10. 2013
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FBI’s Wireless Intercept and Tracking Teams

FBI’s Wireless Intercept and Tracking Teams

Source: Slate The FBI likes to keep quiet about its surveillance methods. But a series of newly released documents shares details about the secretive tactics it uses to covertly monitor cellphones. As part...

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08. 09. 2013
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GCHQ HUMINT Operation Teams: British Intelligence Placed Undercover Operatives in Tech Companies

GCHQ HUMINT Operation Teams: British Intelligence Placed Undercover Operatives in Tech Companies

Source: Toms Guide The National Security Agency (NSA) and its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have done just about everything in their power to intercept communications in the digital sphere. According...

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02. 09. 2013
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Hemisphere Project: Drug Enforcement Administration mine AT&T phone records dating back decades

Hemisphere Project: Drug Enforcement Administration mine AT&T phone records dating back decades

Source: UPI NYT: Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s Interactive Slideshow U.S. law enforcement accessed a database of phone calls for a longer time than the National Security Agency’s monitored cellphones,...

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31. 08. 2013
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Code-named GENIE and ROC teams: Secret documents detail U.S. war in cyberspace

Code-named GENIE and ROC teams: Secret documents detail U.S. war in cyberspace

Source: Japan Times/Washington Post U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war,...

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28. 08. 2013
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Australian spies in global deal to tap undersea cables

Australian spies in global deal to tap undersea cables

Source: Canberra Times The nation’s electronic espionage agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, is in a partnership with British, American and Singaporean intelligence agencies to tap undersea fibre optic telecommunications cables that link Asia,...

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25. 08. 2013
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‘Special Collection Service’ Decrypted United Nations Communication Traffic

‘Special Collection Service’ Decrypted United Nations Communication Traffic

Source: Der Spiegel The UN headquarters in New York intercepted more than 80 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide abused as a listening post: the new MIRROR revelations about the practices of the U.S. Secret...

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22. 08. 2013
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Code-name“Tempora” – UK’s secret Middle-East internet surveillance base

Code-name“Tempora” – UK’s secret Middle-East internet surveillance base

Via StratRisks – Must Read: Glimmerglass Intercepts Undersea Cable Traffic for Spy Agencies Source: Independent Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails,...

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21. 08. 2013
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NSA Spying Gets Even Creepier With Facial Recognition Software

NSA Spying Gets Even Creepier With Facial Recognition Software

Source: Policy Mic The Department of Homeland Security is developing new technology that would allow it to scan people’s faces and identify them in a crowd. The Biometric Optic Surveillance System (BOSS), has...

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19. 08. 2013
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5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

Source: Salon Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency, has invaded America’s television sets in recent weeks to warn about Edward Snowden’s leaks and the continuing terrorist threat to America. But what often goes unmentioned, as...

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16. 08. 2013
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Intelligent wars

Source: The News International One area where research is highly secretive and very little details are released to the media is that of robotics and machine intelligence. A very sinister and relatively recent...

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14. 08. 2013
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How A ‘Deviant’ Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

How A ‘Deviant’ Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Source: Forbes Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself. On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon...

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08. 08. 2013
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MILITARY ILLEGALLY AIDED ICE IN MONEY LAUNDERING CASE, CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS

MILITARY ILLEGALLY AIDED ICE IN MONEY LAUNDERING CASE, CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS

Source: NextGov The military’s Special Operations Command and an agency of the Homeland Security Department engaged in an investigation of a $2.5 billion money laundering scheme that violated long-standing policies that preclude military...

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31. 07. 2013
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Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

Source: Guardian Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone...

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29. 07. 2013
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U.S. surveillance planes conduct patrols in South China Sea

U.S. surveillance planes conduct patrols in South China Sea

Source: ABS-CBN A classified government document seen by Kyodo News on Friday confirmed that U.S. Navy surveillance planes conduct routine maritime patrol to monitor activities in the disputed South China Sea. “(There were)...

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16. 07. 2013
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As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money

As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money

Source: Indypendent Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has witnessed the rapid growth of an intelligence-industrial complex that fuses government and corporate power. According to the Project on Government Oversight, $300 billion...

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18. 06. 2013
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CIS – Commonwealth of Surveillance States

CIS – Commonwealth of Surveillance States

Source: UZ Russia is supplying Central Asia with Internet and phone surveillance equipment in order for Central Asian governments to keep their political opponents in check, claims Access. Expert for the global movement...

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17. 06. 2013
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Google’s deep CIA and NSA connections

Google’s deep CIA and NSA connections

Source: Pravda The Western media is currently full of articles reporting Google’s denial that it cooperated in a government program to massively spy on American and foreign citizens by accessing data from Googles...

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13. 06. 2013
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U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms

U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms

Source: Bloomberg Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people...

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13. 06. 2013
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Corporate Warriors: Mercenary Armies of the 21st century for vast secret surveillance

Corporate Warriors: Mercenary Armies of the 21st century for vast secret surveillance

Editor’s Note: PRISM is corporate surveillance Source: 24 Translated It’s already been baptized Digital Blackwater.For those who do not remember, Blackwater – now known as the less threatening of Academi – was the...

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21. 05. 2013
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Low-flying choppers are ‘conducting surveillance projects’

Low-flying choppers are ‘conducting surveillance projects’

Source: WTVR Helicopter blades are still piercing the air and rattling the nerves of one Chesterfield woman. “It was green, no words on it from what I could see, no special symbols, but,...

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‘Minority Report’ policing comes to the UK

‘Minority Report’ policing comes to the UK

Source: Telegraph Kent Police is using computer software to analyse historic offending and criminal behaviour to try and pinpoint where crimes will happen next. It is an echo of the Tom Cruise science...

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13. 05. 2013
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Biometrics: A new intelligence discipline-Identity Intelligence Project Office

Biometrics: A new intelligence discipline-Identity Intelligence Project Office

Source: Defense News The intelligence community is pushing to make biometrically enabled intelligence — the art of identifying people by fingerprints, digital mugshots, iris scans or DNA — a regular part of business....

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06. 05. 2013
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Russia set to conduct surveillance flyover to inspect Canada’s military, industrial infrastructure

Russia set to conduct surveillance flyover to inspect Canada’s military, industrial infrastructure

Source: NP The Russians are conducting what has quietly become their annual flyover of key Canadian sites this week, revealing the two countries’ regular surveillance of one another at a time when a...

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31. 03. 2013
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Predictive Policing Project: LAPD Pre-Crime Divisions

Predictive Policing Project: LAPD Pre-Crime Divisions

Source: AGE The morning watch at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill division begins at 6am, when the shift’s officers gather for roll-call and a briefing. The dozen or so officers file into...

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30. 03. 2013
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Israel’s fake rocks spy on Russian fleet

Israel’s fake rocks spy on Russian fleet

Source: Australian ISRAELI spying equipment has been found hidden in artificial rocks on an uninhabited island opposite the Syrian port of Tartus, where it was being used to monitor Russian naval movements. Three large...

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21. 03. 2013
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Drone base in Niger gives U.S. a strategic foothold in West Africa

Drone base in Niger gives U.S. a strategic foothold in West Africa

Source: WP The newest outpost in the U.S. government’s empire of drone bases sits behind a razor-wire-topped wall outside this West African capital, blasted by 110-degree heat and the occasional sandstorm blowing from...

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19. 03. 2013
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Amazon Web Services to build CIA spook cloud

Amazon Web Services to build CIA spook cloud

Source:FCW In a move sure to send ripples through the federal IT community, FCW has learned that the CIA has agreed to a cloud computing contract with electronic commerce giant Amazon, worth up...

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17. 03. 2013
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Skype can be intercepted by intelligence agencies: report

Skype can be intercepted by intelligence agencies: report

Source: IT Unverified reports in Russian media claim that conversations over Skype can be eavesdropped by intelligence agencies which can also determine the location of users. First reported in the Russian-language Vedomosti newspaper last week,...

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11. 03. 2013
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Researchers print flexible electronic tattoo directly onto human skin

Researchers print flexible electronic tattoo directly onto human skin

Source: Extreme Tech From the research lab that brought us stick-on electronic tattoos, and recently the stretchable battery, we now have the first electronic sensor that has been printed directly onto human skin....

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08. 03. 2013
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India’s intelligence apparatus secure phone tap system to be implemented

India’s intelligence apparatus secure phone tap system to be implemented

Source: Times of India Now, Intelligence Bureau, R&AW, CBI, NIA, CBDT, Defence Intelligence Agency, DRI, Narcotics Control Bureau and ED are authorized central agencies which can tap phones or put internet data under...

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25. 02. 2013
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Chinese CIA spy unveils power struggle between security ministries

Chinese CIA spy unveils power struggle between security ministries

Source: WCT Last year’s failed defection attempt by an official from the Chinese Ministry of State Security has uncovered a bitter and long-standing power struggle between China’s state security and public security organs,...

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10. 02. 2013
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Raytheon’s RIOT program tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour

Raytheon’s RIOT program tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour

Source: Guardian A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals...

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06. 02. 2013
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S. Korea pushes for deployment of military spy satellites to strengthen surveillance capabilities

S. Korea pushes for deployment of military spy satellites to strengthen surveillance capabilities

Source: Yonhap News The South Korean military is pushing to deploy spy satellites to strengthen its surveillance of North Korea, a senior military official said Wednesday, in light of growing missile and nuclear threats...

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05. 02. 2013
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U.K. spy agencies plan to install Web snooping ‘black boxes’

U.K. spy agencies plan to install Web snooping ‘black boxes’

Source: ZDNET The ‘black box’ snooping devices would also be used to collect data from overseas companies, including U.S.-based service providers and social networks, such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. The U.K.’s intelligence...

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23. 01. 2013
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Japan to launch spy satellite to monitor North Korea

Japan to launch spy satellite to monitor North Korea

Source: Business Line Japan is to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests. A rocket carrying a...

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22. 01. 2013
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Le Pouvoir ‘DRS’ and Algeria’s war on terror

Le Pouvoir ‘DRS’ and Algeria’s war on terror

Editors Notes: With all the theories to which group was responsible for the terrorist attack at Amenas facility in Algeria, western intelligence agencies might consider investigating DRS. Inside Job? The attack was convenient...

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Turkish National Intelligence Organization [MIT] Wants Control Over Telecom Authority

Turkish National Intelligence Organization [MIT] Wants Control Over Telecom Authority

Source: Al Monitor Following the disclosure by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that eavesdropping bugs were discovered in his office, one of the first items of the year’s legal agenda will be to...

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23. 12. 2012
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FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring

FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring

Source:Justice Online FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy...

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10. 12. 2012
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Remember that MP3? The ITU police are en-route

Remember that MP3? The ITU police are en-route

Source: Voice of Russia In a very quiet release of information the Internet Warriors and “Hacktivist” Group Anonymous, has informed the world of one of the tools that will be used to bring...

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01. 11. 2012
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GCHQ to trawl Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest for intelligence

GCHQ to trawl Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest for intelligence

Source: Guardian Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest: all of them could be the source of valuable intelligence that the UK’s intelligence agencies want to know about – and now government eavesdropping and security...

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29. 10. 2012
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U.S. Army Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Surveillance System Attempts to Predict The Future

U.S. Army Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Surveillance System Attempts to Predict The Future

Source: Forbes In something that looks straight out of the CBS show “Person of Interest“, the science website Phsy.org is reporting on a potentially important breakthrough from researchers at Carnegie Mellon. In research...

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25. 10. 2012
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Safety or surveillance: What is the NSA’s Utah Data Center?

Safety or surveillance: What is the NSA’s Utah Data Center?

Source:KSL One of the biggest and most mysterious construction projects in Utah history is roughly halfway completed near the Point of the Mountain. It’s a vast computer center for one of the nation’s...

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04. 10. 2012
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Sketches of Secret Gov’t Surveillance Technology Discovered

Sketches of Secret Gov’t Surveillance Technology Discovered

Source: New American In July The New American reported an announcement posted on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) website seeking “trailblazers” willing to “take the road less traveled” and “participate in...

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17. 09. 2012
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US data whistleblower : widespread civilian surveillance

US data whistleblower : widespread civilian surveillance

Bill Binney believes he helped create a monster. Sitting in the innocuous surroundings of an Olive Garden in the Baltimore suburbs, the former senior National Security Agency (NSA) official even believes he owes...

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07. 09. 2012
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Private Spies and Our Growing Surveillance State

Private Spies and Our Growing Surveillance State

Source: The Nation [...] Undermining the excitement were other e-mails, showing that Stratfor had struck a deal to aggressively promote TrapWire to its intelligence, military and law enforcement clients, in exchange for an...

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06. 09. 2012
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UK malware used against Bahraini activists

UK malware used against Bahraini activists

Source: Deutsche Welle Husain Abdulla, a naturalized US citizen and director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), received an e-mail in May from a Bahraini opposition leader with an...

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25. 08. 2012
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NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On All US Citizens Since 9/11

NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On All US Citizens Since 9/11

National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency run its pervasive domestic spying apparatus in a new piece by Laura Poitras in The New York TImes. Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code...

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22. 08. 2012
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Facebook, the CIA, DARPA, and the Tanking IPO

Facebook, the CIA, DARPA, and the Tanking IPO

Source: IB Times The big infusion of cash that sent Mark Zuckerberg and his fledgling college enterprise on their way came from Accel Partners, in 2004. Jim Breyer, head of Accel, attached a...

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09. 08. 2012
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NYPD launches new analytics tool for fighting terror, crime – Domain Awareness System

NYPD launches new analytics tool for fighting terror, crime – Domain Awareness System

Source: Computerworld New York City is using a new data aggregation and real-time analytics tool to combat crime and terror threats in the city. The new Domain Awareness System (DAS), developed jointly by...

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24. 07. 2012
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Spooky: How NSA’s Surveillance Algorithms See Into Your Life

Spooky: How NSA’s Surveillance Algorithms See Into Your Life

Source: Tech PP On the ViewPoint talkshow with Eliot Spitzer, three whistle blowers from the National Security Agency (NSA), Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe and William Binney have expressed their allegations surrounding NSA’s illegal domestic surveillance...

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23. 07. 2012
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Micro-drones: The new face of cutting-edge warfare

Micro-drones: The new face of cutting-edge warfare

Source: New Scientist Drones are getting smaller and smarter, able to navigate and identify targets without GPS or human operators FAR from the aeroplane-sized craft that are the face of cutting-edge warfare, a...

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01. 07. 2012
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Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs

Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs

Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur. The Los Angeles Police Department is the largest agency to embrace...

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29. 06. 2012
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7 sinister technologies from Orwell’s 1984 that are still a threat

7 sinister technologies from Orwell’s 1984 that are still a threat

1. The Telescreen Evolved In 1984′s Future: The resemblance between the flat panels of today and the telescreens of Orwell’s story are obvious. The telescreens in 1984 were bi-directional, meaning they sent and...

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27. 06. 2012
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The FBI’s Secret Surveillance Letters to Tech Companies

The FBI’s Secret Surveillance Letters to Tech Companies

The most basic requests outlined in the templates are for name, address and length of service for either phone or Internet accounts. The broadest requests seek things such as entire credit reports, Internet...

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21. 06. 2012
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Big Brother is watching Facebook and Twitter

Big Brother is watching Facebook and Twitter

Source: New Scientist SATIRICAL newspaper The Onion recently described Facebook as a project of the Central Intelligence Agency. “After years of secretly monitoring the public, we were astounded,” a fictional agency deputy director...

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20. 06. 2012
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FBI gets a broader role in coordinating domestic intelligence activities

FBI gets a broader role in coordinating domestic intelligence activities

Source: Washington Post   The FBI has been given an expanded role in coordinating the domestic intelligence-gathering activities of the CIA and other agencies under a plan enacted this year by Director of...

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20. 06. 2012
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The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

Source: Network World Forget the roachbots and the swarm of MIT humanoid robots dancing in sync, as well as “disposable” quarter-sized kilobots which are “cheap enough to swarm in the thousands,” and think...

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17. 06. 2012
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What Facebook Knows

What Facebook Knows

Heading Facebook’s effort to figure out what can be learned from all our data is Cameron Marlow, a tall 35-year-old who until recently sat a few feet away from ­Zuckerberg. The group Marlow...

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16. 06. 2012
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Drones over America. Are they spying on you?

Drones over America. Are they spying on you?

Picture thousands of drone aircraft buzzing around the United States– peering from the sky at breaches in border security, wildfires about to become major conflagrations, patches of marijuana grown illegally deep within national...

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06. 06. 2012
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New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find ‘pre crimes’ by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards

New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find ‘pre crimes’ by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards

A new generation of computerised ‘Big Brother’ cameras are able to spot if you are a terrorist or a criminal – before you even commit a crime.The devices are installed in places like...

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16. 05. 2012
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DEA wants to scan license plates – all of them – on Utah’s ‘drug corridor’

DEA wants to scan license plates – all of them – on Utah’s ‘drug corridor’

Everyone driving on Interstate 15 in southwest Utah may soon have their license plate scanned by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA and two sheriffs are asking permission to install stationary license...

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12. 05. 2012
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The World of Surveillance: Here’s Looking at You

The World of Surveillance: Here’s Looking at You

Should we worry about the rise of the drone? ABSTRACT: THE WORLD OF SURVEILLANCE about drones. The prospect of unmanned flight has been around—depending on your definition—since Archytas of Tarentum reputedly designed a...

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07. 05. 2012
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‘Big Brother’ fears as cameras zoom in on text messages

‘Big Brother’ fears as cameras zoom in on text messages

Surveillance cameras are now so powerful that they were able to zoom in on individual spectators at the Rugby World Cup and read their text messages. Details of police monitoring used for the...

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05. 05. 2012
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FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites – now

The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry...

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04. 05. 2012
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Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowd

Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowd

Source: Zee News/IANS Eyebot drones, the latest in surveillance technology, would promptly spot mischief makers during major sporting or social events, or act as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems, according to its developers....

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29. 04. 2012
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If you’re paranoid, you’ve good reason to be

If you’re paranoid, you’ve good reason to be

Source: Daily Maverick Imagine a country in which every single international telephone call, email or any other kind of transaction is monitored, recorded and stored forever. A country in which secret military tribunals...

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