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WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system.

"Plot twist,' says Edward Snowden, but some others aren't convinced.

- Washington Post - US

Politics podcast: Judith Brett on The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.

Eliza BerlageIt is popular to look at today's political challenges through the prism of prime ministers past. But when it comes to former liberal leaders it's usually Robert Menzies, not Alfred Deakin, who comes to mind. However, Judith Brett, emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University and author, says we have ...

- The Conversation - UK

Trump Administration Says It's Classified If They Can Let The NSA Spy On Americans.

Senator Ron Wyden, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spent half a decade trying to get President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to answer some fairly straightforward questions about NSA surveillance on Americans. As you may recall, this got so bad that Clapper flat out lied to ...

- Techdirt - US

Charles Harder Loses Again: You Can't Just File Defamation Lawsuits In A Random State Because You Like Its Statute Of Limitations.

As you may know, Charles Harder is the lawyer behind the lawsuit Shiva Ayyadurai filed against us, so feel free to view everything we say here through that prism. Last week, of course, the judge in our case dismissed the case against us, noting that everything we said was clearly protected by the First Amendment. But that ...

- Techdirt - US

NSA once spied on your *NSYNC downloads from Kazaa.

A nostalgic new cache of Edward Snowden files shows the National Security Agency has been snooping online for a lot longer than you may think. While you were listening to Enya on your state-of-the-art iPod, the agency was looking into peer-to-p...

- Engadget - US

Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate.

A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a tech certain to be abused." Now, US Senator Al Franken...

- Engadget - US

NSA once spied on your N*SYNC downloads from Kazaa.

A nostalgic new cache of Edward Snowden files shows the National Security Agency has been snooping online for a lot longer than you may think. While you were listening to Enya on your state-of-the-art iPod, the agency was looking into peer-to-p...

- Engadget - US

Snowden: Public money shouldn't fund software the public isn't allowed to fix.

Paul Brown writes, "The FSFE's 'Public Money? Public Code!' campaign wants to convince lawmakers that software created with public funds should be made available to the public under Free Software licences.

- Boing Boing - US

Samsung Unveils New Electric Car Batteries For Up To 430 Miles of Range.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: At the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Samsung's battery division, Samsung SDI, showcases a new "Multifunctional battery pack" solution to enable more range in electric vehicles as the Korean company tries to carve itself a bigger share of the growing automotive battery ...

- Slashdot - US

Top-secret Snowden docs reveal NSA's 'all-encompassing campaign' to track 'entire business chain' of Internet cafes.

Secret government documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden continue to make waves. The Intercept published a new batch of 294 articles from SIDtoday, the internal news site of the National Security Agency's core Signals Intelligence Directorate. The latest revelations come over three...

- The Raw Story - US

AG Sessions, DOJ Ask Congressional Leaders For A Clean, Forever Re-Authorization Of Section 702.

The DOJ and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have offered up their official plea for a clean reauthorization of Section 702 surveillance powers. These are due to expire at the end of the year, but so far there's been no concerted effort to subject it to greater restrictions -- at least nothing as cohesive as the opposition to ...

- Techdirt - US

Edward Snowden weighs in on Russian meddling in the US election, the DNC hack, Donald Trump and more

Snowden said Russia 'probably did hack the systems of Hillary Clinton's Democratic Party, but we should have proof of that.'

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Interview with Edward Snowden: 'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'

In an interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and how he will continue his battle against all-encompassing surveillance by governments.

- Spiegel Online - DE

How India Sees the World: A Discussion with Shyam Saran

A private discussion on How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century' with Ambassador Shyam Saran, who has served as Indian foreign secretary, Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board and Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change. Using the prism of Kautilya's Arthashastra and ...

- Brookings - US

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