News tagged with government surveillance

Privacy fears stoked by license plate readers

US police departments are rapidly expanding the use of automatic license plate readers, sparking debate on whether the technology is a valuable crime-fighting tool or a massive invasion of privacy.

dateSep 08, 2013 in Other
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Thousands in German anti-NSA protest

Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived ...

dateSep 08, 2013 in Internet
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Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...

dateAug 24, 2013 in Internet
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Snowden's life surrounded by spycraft (Update)

In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and Washington, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for "No Such Agency." But when ...

dateJun 15, 2013 in Internet
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Booz Allen says it's fired Snowden after leak

Edward Snowden, who admitted leaking details of secret U.S. government surveillance programs, was fired by his employer Tuesday while the U.S. government considers criminal charges against him.

dateJun 11, 2013 in Internet
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