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Don’t Listen to Google and Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong #c94f48001a385b262e0b868f7d02bc99
And IBM’s spending $1.2B on data centers outside the U.S. will only reassure customers who don’t realize that National Security Letters require a company to turn over data, regardless of where in the world it is stored.
law  highlights  from:instapaper  dt:year=2014  dt:month=03  dt:day=26  url:f60a4ccb73d55cdc7781b65d048b209a 
march 2014 by straup
NSA robots are 'collecting' your data, too, and they're getting away with it #8f8f7b948cb765a66b30fdd6c978f91e
To wit: when you’re watched by a dog, you know that what you’re doing will go no further than the dog. The dog can’t remember the details of what you’ve done. The dog can’t tell anyone else. When you’re watched by a computer, that’s not true. You might be told that the computer isn’t saving a copy of the video, but you have no assurance that that’s true. You might be told that the computer won’t alert a person if it perceives something of interest, but you can’t know if … [more]
dogs  surveillance  motive  highlights  from:instapaper  dt:year=2014  dt:month=02  dt:day=28  url:cfaca51eed79bc1c92dd7187d67f8f5e 
february 2014 by straup
Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them | Threat Level | Wired.com #d5d6a9b912d407a3a71fc3054e59fbf1
In 2007 a Justice Department Inspector General audit found that the FBI had indeed abused its authority and misused NSLs on many occasions. After 9/11, for example, the FBI paid multimillion-dollar contracts to AT&T and Verizon requiring the companies to station employees inside the FBI and to give these employees access to the telecom databases so they could immediately service FBI requests for telephone records. The IG found that the employees let FBI agents illegally look at customer records … [more]
nsl  fbi  surveillance  highlights  from:instapaper  dt:year=2013  dt:month=03  dt:day=18  url:a856eb94a469dbe66e8abf2065bda80d 
march 2013 by straup
Telecoms firm hails 'significant victory' as judge orders halt to FBI's data demands | World news | guardian.co.uk
"It is extremely rare for a telecoms company to challenge the system of national security letters, or NSLs, which have mushroomed since 9/11 under the Patriot Act. Credo, a subsidiary of Working Assets Inc, that directs some of its profits to support civil liberties groups, has now gone one step further by revealing its own identity – previously forbidden under the terms of the NSL."
nsl  americaland  waronterrot  surveillance  credo  network 
march 2013 by straup

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