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Content of Calls and Emails Stored and Listened to on the Fly

National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.

Keith Alexander, NSA Chief

The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen

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Secret Court Order Exposed, NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

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Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama.

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The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a

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Cops Arrest Phone Photographer, Claiming his Phone Could be a Weapon

A San Diego cop beat up a man whom he was ticketing for illegal smoking, after the man refused to stop video-recording the experience. The cop told the man that he feared the phone might actually be a gun disguised as a phone, before smashing the phone and tackling the man and smashing his face

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Internet and Phone Cut in Syrian Capital

Syrian activists say authorities have blocked Internet and cell phone signals in parts of the nation’s capital, where rebels and government troops are engaged in fierce clashes.

An activist near Damascus who gave his name as Abu Sham says the government cut the Internet in the southern neighborhoods of the capital on Thursday.

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Monitored: Yes, Your Computer Too

by: Mac Slavo

To the disbelief of many of our readers, in a 2011 report titled Everything You Do Is Monitored, we noted that microphones and cameras on cell phones and computers allow interested parties (translated to mean your respective government) to hear and see everything going on in the direct vicinity of

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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Phone Hacking

London (CNN) — Rupert Murdoch admitted Thursday there had been a “cover-up” of phone hacking at his flagship British tabloid newspaper and apologized for not paying more attention to a scandal that has convulsed his media empire and rocked the British political establishment.

And he said that he had shut down the best-selling News of

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NSA Whistleblower Details Increased Spy Activity

NSA whistleblower William Binney believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush.

Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of a Democracy Now! 4-part series on America’s growing surveillance state.

National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President

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