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Snowden Garnered Himself 1.3 Million Followers In His First Week On Twitter

Edward Snowden may have garnered himself 1.3 million followers during his first week on Twitter, but even instant celebrities make rookie mistakes. Snowden’s? Forgetting to turn off email notifications. 47 GB of follow, favourite, retweet and DM emails later, we’re pretty sure he learned his lesson.

Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Only Follows One Account: The NSA

Edward Snowden just joined Twitter. Everyone’s favourite whistleblower and data privacy advocate is gaining followers fast, but is only following one account at current: the NSA. Touché, Edward.

The NSA's Official Love Notes Are Deeply Weird

The National Security Agency has created a line of shareable digital love note e-cards to send to your friends and family. Very normal, very cool, very NSA.

The NSA Can Keep Tracking Phones After All, Rules US Court

A federal appeals court just took a dump on privacy. They reversed the 2013 trial court decision that called the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection unconstitutional. The ban has been lifted. This is good news for the NSA and people with panopticon fetishes.

China Is Reportedly Reading The Obama Administration's Personal Emails 

Chinese spies have breached the personal email accounts of many top Obama Administration officials and have been reading their emails since 2010, according to a report from NBC. This has got to be bad for Hillary Clinton, whose use of personal email address as Secretary of State during that time is now under FBI investigation.

New WikiLeaks Cache Reveals A Decade Of U.S. Spying On Japan

A new series of documents released by WikiLeaks reveals a list of 35 high-profile targets in Japan that the NSA has spied on since 2006.

France's Three Most Recent Presidents Got Wiretapped By The NSA 

Wikileaks published a collection of secret intelligence reports on France from the National Security Agency today, revealing that the NSA spied on the phones of France’s three most recent presidents and top political players, including current president François Hollande.

Why The NSA Didn't Want Your Anti-Virus Software To Work 

Anti-virus software is supposed to keep computers safe from intruders, but spy agencies in the US and UK tried to break into these softwares for exactly the opposite purpose: To track their users.

How Do The Online Services You Use Deal With Government Data Requests?

This is important! The EFF’s annual report card is out on how tech companies respond to government requests for your private data. Some companies take a firm position against government spying while others are basically government patsies. Where do the services you use stand?

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