A new batch of declassified documents released by the Obama administration include one ruling made by the then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, with which she authorized the NSA to massively collect e-mail metadata and data regarding other Internet communications under the provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Jeremy Hammond (aka "Anarchaos"), the Anonymous hacker that earlier this year pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hacking charges regarding the much publicized breach of Strategic Forecasting (“Stratfor”), has been sentenced to spend 10 years in jail.
A new report by German Der Spiegel has revealed that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK equivalent of the US NSA, has compromised a number of Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) providers.
The European Parliament should use its powers to reconsider EU-US data transfer deals and push for the creation of a European privacy cloud, EU-level protection for whistleblowers and a strong judicial authorisation of surveillance activities, data protection and intelligence experts told MEPs at the eighth Civil Liberties Committee hearing on surveillance of EU citizens.
Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not.
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