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New “Hello” App Puts Facebook In Control Of Screening, Blocking Phone Calls   Recently updated !

By Chris Morran Consumerist April 22, 2015   New “Hello” App Puts Facebook In Control Of Screening, Blocking Phone Calls     Because we’ve somehow gotten to a place where we can no longer answer the phone without knowing exactly who is calling and why, Facebook is rolling out a new app, dubbed “Hello,” that […]

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Baltimore Police Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Device Thousands of Times Since 2007

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams April 10, 2015   Baltimore Police Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Device Thousands of Times Since 2007 Document reveals how FBI/police department agreement forces secrecy regarding device’s use     The Baltimore Police Department used secretive tracking technology known as “Stingray” for surveillance purposes thousands of times since 2007 and is forced […]


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FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 17, 2015   FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights     A judiciary panel on Monday quietly approved a rule change that would increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s surveillance powers, despite concerns over privacy and constitutional rights. […]


The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 17, 2015   The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism     “The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting for Wired Nothing you write, say, […]

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The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) on Thursday, despite concerns from privacy advocates. (Photo:Free Press/flickr/cc)

‘Patriot Act 2.0’? Senate Cybersecurity Bill Seen as Trojan Horse for More Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 14, 2015   ‘Patriot Act 2.0’? Senate Cybersecurity Bill Seen as Trojan Horse for More Spying Framed as anti-hacking measure, opponents say CISA threatens both consumers and whistleblowers     The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a cybersecurity bill during a secret session on Thursday, marking the next step […]