FBI Director Comey lands in New Zealand for top-secret ‘Five Eyes’ spying conference

FBI Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit. Comey disembarked from a Gulfstream jet after touching down at the Queenstown Airport. A spokeswoman for New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said New Zealand's government is hosting a conference this … Continue reading FBI Director Comey lands in New Zealand for top-secret ‘Five Eyes’ spying conference

Unprecedented’ UN Global Data Gathering To Add Huge Amounts Of Information For Governments To Collect

Six months after giving birth to a cluster of nebulous Sustainable Development Goals that aim to dramatically change the economic, social and environmental course of the planet, the United Nations is working on a drastic renovation of global data gathering to measure progress against its sweeping international agenda.The result that emerged late last week from … Continue reading Unprecedented’ UN Global Data Gathering To Add Huge Amounts Of Information For Governments To Collect

US Judge Admits Existence Of NSA PRISM Program

A U.S. federal judge has confirmed that the NSA’s infamous PRISM program does exist – allowing the agency to collect user data directly from major technology companies such as Yahoo, Google, Apple and Microsoft without the users’ knowledge and without a court order. The stunning admission by the judge means that the PRISM program, originally leaked … Continue reading US Judge Admits Existence Of NSA PRISM Program

New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying

Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified NSA documents. In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant … Continue reading New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying

Report: Australia is ‘one of most aggressive’ in mass surveillance

Australia is one of the most aggressive countries in the world in terms of mass surveillance and its techniques could be the subject of future leaks, journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first reported on the Edward Snowden revelations for the Guardian, has said. Greenwald, who now works for The Intercept, told ABC’s Lateline program on Thursday night … Continue reading Report: Australia is ‘one of most aggressive’ in mass surveillance

NSA Planned to Use Google App Store to Launch Massive Spy Campaign

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and its allies tried to hijack Google and Samsung app stores via software vulnerabilities to launch a massive data harvest campaign putting millions of users at risk, new Snowden revelations show. The NSA, assisted by spy agencies of the Five Eyes alliance, comprising Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the … Continue reading NSA Planned to Use Google App Store to Launch Massive Spy Campaign

HOW THE NSA CONVERTS SPOKEN WORDS INTO SEARCHABLE TEXT

THE COMPUTERS ARE LISTENING Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record. But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either. Top-secret documents from the archive … Continue reading HOW THE NSA CONVERTS SPOKEN WORDS INTO SEARCHABLE TEXT

U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades

The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed. For more than two decades, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed … Continue reading U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades