Hoping to save money on cybersecurity, large corporations are pushing to share their private online data with the government via an NSA-backed bill known as CISA. One top lobbyist even suggested to the spy agencies a viral marketing campaign akin to the “ALS ice bucket challenge.”
To win a death sentence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors paint him as a jihadist. But the defense argues that he was simply an impressionable younger brother.
Sharif Mobley, an American man imprisoned in Yemen since 2010, made a rare call to his lawyers this week, urging for help to secure his release amid new fears for his life.
Obama Personally Tells the Egyptian Dictator that U.S. Will Again Send Weapons (and Cash) to his Regime
The announcement is made as Egypt prosecutes witnesses for the crime of describing the murder of protesters by regime police, and as the U.S. supports the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen.
A proposed counterterrorism bill with enhanced policing powers would mean “open season on First Nations who are speaking out,” says an activist.
New Zealand’s spy agency watchdog is launching an investigation into the scope of the country’s secret surveillance operations following a series of reports from The Intercept and its partners. On Thursday, Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security, announced that she would be opening an inquiry after receiving complaints about spying being conducted>>
“Is NYC’s new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?” asks Fusion in a recent story about ShotSpotter, a sensor technology currently being set up in the Bronx and Brooklyn. ShotSpotter sensors use microphone and satellite technology to detect, locate and report gunshots to police. Critics worry that the microphones are prone to false alarms, and more>>
It’s getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is providing end-to-end encryption in the chat tool WhatsApp. But none of this technology offers as much>>
A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed federal judge, Edgardo Ramos, all in order to protect an extremist neocon front group from scrutiny and accountability. The details are crucial for understanding the magnitude of the abuse here. At the center>>
Thermal optic imaging and night vision devices to spot roadside bombs went missing and ended up online, says a Navy document.