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Stop Calling It “Incidental” Collection of Americans’ Emails

We have been told that the acquisition of Americans’ private communications through Section 702 program is “incidental” and that the law does not allow the government to “target” Americans’ communications—but it’s through the use of such language where the confusion begins. If anything, what the recent Section 702 debates reveal is that the FBI considers it vital to access Americans’ communications that have been collected under Section 702 program at various stages of an investigation.

Source: Stop Calling It “Incidental” Collection of Americans’ Emails: The Gov’t’s Renewed Surveillance Powers | Just Security

NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Source: NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve – POLITICO

Intel CEO Refuses To Answer Questions On Whether NSA Can Access Processors

During a Q&A in which he’d promised to answer any questions put to him, The CEO of computer chip company Intel stayed silent when asked about NSA spying.

Source: Intel CEO Refuses To Answer Questions On Whether NSA Can Access Processors » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

In a long-awaited decision on whether and how Europeans’ private data can be protected from the roving eyes of the NSA, the Irish Commercial High Court this morning declared that “standard contractual clauses” —the procedure that tech companies like Facebook use to try to satisfy European privacy laws—should be reviewed by the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice (CJEU).

Source: Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

Source: Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

The CIA Uses Bogus Software Upgrade to Steal Data from the FBI, DHS and NSA

Cynical as I am, I was still astonished to read the August 25 th report from ZDNet recounting the latest Vault 7 release from WikiLeaks. Apparently, the CIA didn’t trust its security service partners to share biometric information with it, so it created a bogus software upgrade to steal the data.

Source: The CIA Uses Bogus Software Upgrade to Steal Data from the FBI, DHS and NSA

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