Wikipedia foundation sues NSA over mass surveillance programme

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the online encyclopaedia, is arguing that the NSA’s surveillance violates the First Amendment

Andrew Griffin The Independent [UK] 10 March 2015

Organisations including the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, have filed a lawsuit against the NSA and the US Department of Justice over its surveillance programmes.

The lawsuit was filed […]

Is Windows 8 a Trojan horse for the NSA? The German Government thinks so

Leaked documents lay bare TPM 2.0 worries

John E. Dunn Techworld 22 August 2013

The German Government is now deeply suspicious that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology built into a growing number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets is creating a gigantic back door for NSA surveillance, leaked documents have suggested.

Documents from the […]

What Germany Thinks of ‘The Biggest Bugging Scandal in History’

Tyler Durden Zero Hedge 7/7/2013






Protestors hold poster reading “Stasi 2.0” depicting US President Barack Obama wearing headphones, in allusion of a film poster of the movie “The Lives of Others” talking about spying and monitoring practices of the former Eastern German secret police “Stasi”, on June 18, 2013 […]

Did Recording the McConnell Meeting Violate State Law?

Orin Kerr The Volokh Conspiracy 4/12/2013

I blogged below about whether recording the McConnell meeting violated federal law; in this post I’ll offer some thoughts on whether it violated state law. With the caveat that I had never looked at Kentucky’s surveillance statutes until an hour ago, my sense is the answer is pretty unclear […]

DHS Insider: Obama’s cyber warriors & preparing for collapse

Doug Hagman Canada Free Press 2/7/2013

The following information was provided to me by my DHS contact on two different occasions. Information from my first contact was previously published in two parts (here). I was asked to withhold the final portion of the information that was provided to me at that time until after the […]

Unmanned plane patrolling stretch of Canada-U.S. border

Douglas Quan Postmedia News via 1/26/2011

The remote-controlled Predator B unmanned surveillance aircraft, which can fly for 20 hours up to 15,000 metres in the air. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced this month that its Predators will be patrolling greater sections of the Canada-U.S. border – from Minnesota to […]