News tagged with surveillance programs

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surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...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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'Boyfriend Tracker' app raises stir in Brazil

Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency's overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up in Washington's ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Software
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NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government ...

dateJul 22, 2013 in Internet
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Secret court OKs continued US phone surveillance

(AP)—A secret U.S. intelligence court renewed an order Friday to continue forcing Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millions of telephone records to the government each day in its search for foreign terror ...

dateJul 21, 2013 in Internet
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Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

(AP)—Chances are local or state police departments have photographs of individuals' cars in their files, noting where a person was driving on a particular day, even if the person never did anything wrong.

dateJul 17, 2013 in Other
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