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The House just renewed a warrantless surveillance law without any privacy reform

[ad_1] Today in Congress, privacy reform faced a significant setback as the House voted 256 to 164 to extend a controversial piece of legislation that provides for a warrantless surveillance program that at times targets American citizens. The law, part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...

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UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights

[ad_1] Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk collection practices brought by a coalition of civil and human rights campaigners. The American Civil Liberties...

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EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law

[ad_1] A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that’s used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up after its first annual review. “The Commission’s general view is that the American...

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UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance

[ad_1] Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people. It has also obtained letters it says show the intelligence agencies’ oversight body had not been informed...

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Legal fight against UK state hacking seeks crowdfunds

[ad_1] Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government’s use of hacking as a mass surveillance technique for domestic security agencies to gather intelligence. The...

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Challenge to data transfer tool used by Facebook will go to Europe’s top court

[ad_1] Facebook has bought itself a little more time over a major legal challenge in Europe after the Irish High Court decided not to strike down a b2b mechanism it uses to transfer user data to the U.S. for processing. Rather the court said today...

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Wikileaks releases documents it claims detail Russia mass surveillance apparatus

[ad_1] Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. It’s the first time the organization has leaked (what it claims is) material directly pertaining to the Russian...

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A Google security chief considers the NSA a state-sponsored threat

[ad_1] Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 Google’s Manager of Information Security Heather Adkins sat down for a fireside chat. Among the varying topics discussed, she spoke about what’s like to have the NSA tap the company’s lines and how she views state sponsored threats. Moderator...

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