Neowin News Feed for: Snowden https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/snowden/ Neowin News Feed for: Snowden en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net GCHQ open sources 'Gaffer' in possible community relations bid https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-open-sources-gaffer-in-possible-community-relations-bid/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/gchq-aerial_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-open-sources-gaffer-in-possible-community-relations-bid">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Thu, 17 Dec 2015 03:58:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-open-sources-gaffer-in-possible-community-relations-bid Section 215 of Patriot Act allowed by Senate to expire https://www.neowin.net/news/section-215-of-patriot-act-allowed-by-senate-to-expire/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/11/shutterstock_201427127_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/section-215-of-patriot-act-allowed-by-senate-to-expire">Read more...</a> christopher.dupres@neowin.net (Chris Dupres) Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/section-215-of-patriot-act-allowed-by-senate-to-expire Tech giants urge Obama to reject weakening encryption with government backdoors https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-giants-urge-obama-to-reject-weakening-encryption-with-government-backdoors/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/obama_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-giants-urge-obama-to-reject-weakening-encryption-with-government-backdoors">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 19 May 2015 08:46:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-giants-urge-obama-to-reject-weakening-encryption-with-government-backdoors US Court of Appeals rules against NSA bulk collection of metadata https://www.neowin.net/news/us-court-of-appeals-rules-against-nsa-bulk-collection-of-metadata/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/02/1_court_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/us-court-of-appeals-rules-against-nsa-bulk-collection-of-metadata">Read more...</a> christopher.dupres@neowin.net (Chris Dupres) Thu, 07 May 2015 18:14:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-court-of-appeals-rules-against-nsa-bulk-collection-of-metadata DEA is tracking millions of cars in real-time across the US https://www.neowin.net/news/dea-is-tracking-millions-of-cars-in-real-time-across-the-us/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/shutterstock_110041646_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/dea-is-tracking-millions-of-cars-in-real-time-across-the-us">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:54:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/dea-is-tracking-millions-of-cars-in-real-time-across-the-us Snowden: iPhone has secret software that can be remotely activated to spy on people https://www.neowin.net/news/snowden-iphone-has-secret-software-that-can-be-remotely-activated-to-spy-on-people/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/01/gchq-aerial_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/snowden-iphone-has-secret-software-that-can-be-remotely-activated-to-spy-on-people">Read more...</a> dancmox@comcast.net (Daniel Moxon) Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/snowden-iphone-has-secret-software-that-can-be-remotely-activated-to-spy-on-people Vodafone: secret wires give governments direct access to users' data https://www.neowin.net/news/vodafone-secret-wires-give-governments-direct-access-to-users-data/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/vodafone_store_thumb.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/vodafone-secret-wires-give-governments-direct-access-to-users-data">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:15:20 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/vodafone-secret-wires-give-governments-direct-access-to-users-data GCHQ considered using Microsoft's Kinect for surveillance: Snowden leaks https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-considered-using-microsofts-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="https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-considered-using-microsofts-kinect-for-surveillance-snowden-leaks">Read more...</a> jett.goldsmith@neowin.net (Jett Goldsmith) Sat, 01 Mar 2014 04:10:23 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/gchq-considered-using-microsofts-kinect-for-surveillance-snowden-leaks UK spy agency GCHQ stored millions of images from Yahoo users' webcams https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-spy-agency-gchq-stored-millions-of-images-from-yahoo-users-webcams">Read more...</a> andyweir@neowin.net (Andy Weir) Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:34:10 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-spy-agency-gchq-stored-millions-of-images-from-yahoo-users-webcams Lavabit founder: 'If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it' https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/lavabit-founder-if-you-knew-what-i-know-about-email-you-might-not-use-it">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:14:46 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/lavabit-founder-if-you-knew-what-i-know-about-email-you-might-not-use-it NSA considering automation, reducing admins by 90% https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/nsa-considering-automation-reducing-admins-by-90">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:28:31 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/nsa-considering-automation-reducing-admins-by-90 Lavabit, Silent Circle close over governmental pressures https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/lavabit-silent-circle-close-over-governmental-pressures">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:58:31 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/lavabit-silent-circle-close-over-governmental-pressures