Eavesdropping

03.19.16
FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts
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FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts

Advertising company Silverpush's back-end tech is allegedly compiling user data gleaned from ultrasonics.

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11.11.15
US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)
11.11.15

US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)

It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may...

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06.03.15
The DEA's eavesdropping has tripled over the past decade
06.03.15

The DEA's eavesdropping has tripled over the past decade

A federal agency eavesdropping is nothing new -- even if sometimes they do it with controversy. Bu...

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01.03.14
NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption
01.03.14

NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption

While the NSA can inflitrate many secure systems without breaking a sweat, there are still some en...

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12.14.13
NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls
12.14.13

NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls

The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated c...

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07.16.13
Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions
07.16.13

Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions

Microsoft sits between a rock and a hard place when it comes to privacy -- it can't reveal more ab...

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07.11.13
Microsoft reportedly eased NSA access to Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Skype
07.11.13

Microsoft reportedly eased NSA access to Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Skype

Tech firms say they aren't giving the NSA direct access to their servers, but that might not even...

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07.04.13
France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system
07.04.13

France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system

The US isn't the only western country with an all-seeing digital eye... at least, according to Le...

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08.11.11
Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations
08.11.11

Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a potentially major security fl...

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