British Agents Have Seen Your Penis

Scott Shackford Reason Magazine 2/27/2014

If you’ve used webcam chats via Yahoo, there’s a chance that Great Britain’s surveillance agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has collected still images of you in bulk, including images of your junk you might have flashed at some lucky person on the other end.

The latest documents leaked by Edward […]

NSA masqueraded as Google to spy on web users – report

RT 9/13/2013

The NSA used ‘man in the middle’ hack attacks to impersonate Google and fool web users, leaks have revealed. The technique circumvents encryption by redirecting users to a copycat site which relays all the data entered to NSA data banks.

Brazilian television network Globo News released a report based on classified data divulged […]

Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets

Mark Zuckerberg joins Mayer in hitting back at critics of tech companies, saying US government did ‘bad job’ of balancing people’s privacy and duty to protect

Dominic Rushe The Guardian [UK] 11 September 2013 Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech […]

The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Technology companies have to fight for their users, or they’ll eventually lose them.

Bruce Schneier The Atlantic 8/12/2013

It turns out that the NSA’s domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies provide information to the NSA, betraying […]

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

Declan mcCullagh CNET 7/25/2013

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in […]

Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo! and Youtube will be named in the suit, attorney says

Steven Nelson US News & World Report 6/11/2013

Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response […]