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Twitter Is Suing For The Right To Show How Many Fed Requests It Gets

In the past, companies like Facebook and Microsoft have released so-called transparency reports about the government surveillance requests they have received — but, per government restrictions, the numbers have been relatively vague. Today, Twitter just filed a lawsuit to lift the restrictions on what they’re allowed to disclose. In other words, actual transparency.


A Beginner's Guide To Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target’s strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.


The Most Enticing Feature A Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

Apple’s new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant.


Hidden Message In Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

It’s not what Apple’s most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned — rather, it’s what’s missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that, yes, they have now been subjected to the Patriot Act’s demands.


NSA Was Going To Fine Yahoo $US250,000 A Day If It Didn't Join PRISM

When we first learned about NSA metadata collection, we wondered how readily the biggest tech companies acquiesced to the government. Today we start to find out. This is the story of how Yahoo was coerced into PRISM, as told by court documents cited by the Washington Post today.


The NSA Made Its Own Google To Help Share Your Data With Cops

Well, here’s timely NSA revelation for you: The Intercept reports that the spy agency built a “Google-like” search engine for its seemingly bottomless cache of data on persons of interest. This tool allows the spy agency to share over 850 billion records with nearly two dozen US government organisations, including the FBI and the DEA.


The NSA Is Scaring People Away From Tor

It makes sense in a backwards sort of way. Last year’s NSA revelations scared people into seeking more privacy online, and so they turned to Tor, the anonymous web browser. Then, we learned that the NSA is actually targeting people that use Tor, sending users running in the opposite direction. Understandably, this has Tor worried.


Snowden: The NSA Accidentally Turned Off Syria's Internet

Remember when the Syrian government shut down the entire country’s internet a little under two years ago? Well, thanks to Edward Snowden’s recent Wired interview, we now know that may not quite be what happened. In fact, according to Snowden, it was the NSA who flipped the switch.


Snowden: The Worst NSA Revelations Are Yet To Come

Just when you thought Edward Snowden was finally finished trying to convince you that he’s a great American, the exiled whistleblower gave an unprecedented interview to Wired magazine. It wasn’t just any writer asking the questions either. Snowden sat down for three days with James Bamford, the other NSA whistleblower.


These Trippy 1970s TV Ads Warned That The Government Was Spying On You

In 1974, director Godfrey Reggio produced a series of public service announcements for the New Mexico Civil Liberties Union that were two parts “art house” and one part “makes u think”. The ads are weird, for sure. But they’re an interesting peek into the techno-reactionary fears of a country grappling with Watergate, the Vietnam War and the Future Shock ’70s.


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