Neowin News Feed for: Snowden Neowin News Feed for: Snowden en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 GCHQ open sources 'Gaffer' in possible community relations bid <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>GCHQ has released one of its projects on Github in a bid to improve community relations and entice developers into getting involved with the agency and possibly joining it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 17 Dec 2015 03:58:01 +0000 Section 215 of Patriot Act allowed by Senate to expire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Business records and telephone metadata bulk collection has legally ended in the US after Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired at Midnight, June 1st 2015; at least temporarily. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Dupres) Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:30:01 +0000 Tech giants urge Obama to reject weakening encryption with government backdoors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More than 140 tech giants, security experts and government investigators are urging President Obama to stand against government backdoors and weakening encryption in the nation&#039;s software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 19 May 2015 08:46:01 +0000 US Court of Appeals rules against NSA bulk collection of metadata <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA bulk metadata collection program was not, in fact, authorized by the PATRIOT ACT in a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Dupres) Thu, 07 May 2015 18:14:01 +0000 DEA is tracking millions of cars in real-time across the US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report shows that the US Drug Enforcement Agency is tracking millions of cars and people in real-time as they move across the country. They also have a database with hundreds of millions of more <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:54:01 +0000 Snowden: iPhone has secret software that can be remotely activated to spy on people <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Edward Snowden, the iPhone has embedded software hidden from its users that allow government agencies to spy on them without their knowledge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Moxon) Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:10:01 +0000 Vodafone: secret wires give governments direct access to users' data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone is releasing a new report in which it publicly confirms that some governments have direct access to users&#039; calls and data. This happens through secret wires into carriers&#039; data centers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:15:20 +0000 GCHQ considered using Microsoft's Kinect for surveillance: Snowden leaks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1925350627kinect2logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to new documents from Edward Snowden, the GCHQ explored the Kinect&#039;s potential for spying on its targets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Sat, 01 Mar 2014 04:10:23 +0000 UK spy agency GCHQ stored millions of images from Yahoo users' webcams <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/498908338yahoo-logo-colour.png" alt="" /></div>Images from millions of Yahoo users&#039; webcam chats were captured and stored by UK intelligence agency GCHQ, in an operation called &#039;Optic Nerve&#039; - including many images of a pornographic nature. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:34:10 +0000 Lavabit founder: 'If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1570875154usaflag.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:14:46 +0000 NSA considering automation, reducing admins by 90% <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1827905242r.jpg" alt="" /></div>Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in New York City, NSA Director Keith Alexander outlined plans for reducing the number of system admins - plans he claims to pre-date Snowden&#039;s classified leaks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:28:31 +0000 Lavabit, Silent Circle close over governmental pressures <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1317222718unifiedinbox.png" alt="" /></div>Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over &#039;high-profile&#039; users of the services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:58:31 +0000