It’s not over yet. As the year wanes on, leaks from the Snowden camp continue to trickle out, and the latest seems to have the activities of users download habits square in its sights.
This week, the NSA finally (and voluntarily) served up their first piece of humble pie after a year-and-a-half of near total silence on the matter of their own internal advisory practices and oversight.
Earlier this week, reporter Patrick Howell O’Neill of The Daily Dot posted a story about Verizon’s newest online venture: SugarString.com, which will serve as a technology news website and aggregator targeted at any users who only enjoy reading their content after its been passed through with the fine-toothed comb of corporate influence and government-level redaction Read More
And Thomas Drake, Mark Klein. Rustle Tice. Earlier this morning, Glenn Greenwald revealed the existence of freshly leaked classified documents in his publication The Intercept which have furthered indicted the NSA in a series of scandals fueled by illegal domestic surveillance on U.S citizens. The hot-off-the-presses leaks go into extensive detail about the existence of Read More
9/11, The PATRIOT Act, Dick Cheney. These are the people, the places, and the events that one normally associates with the beginning of mass surveillance in America, and while to a certain extent you’d be correct, you’d also be missing the mark by about 90 years or so in the longer scope of things. In Read More