Wiretap

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...

By E. Alvarez,   06.03.15
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09.10.13
Google denied dismissal of wiretapping claims in Street View data snooping suit
09.10.13

Google denied dismissal of wiretapping claims in Street View data snooping suit

Google's already vowed to pony up $7 million and destroy passwords, emails and other data collecte...

By A. Santos,   09.10.13
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08.02.13
FBI turning to private sector to hack phones, exploit unknown security holes
08.02.13

FBI turning to private sector to hack phones, exploit unknown security holes

Thanks to the NSA PRISM revelations we've all lost our innocence about government cyber-spying, bu...

By S. Dent,   08.02.13
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06.09.13
PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program (updated)
06.09.13

PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program (updated)

Only days after the initial leaks and explanations by the US government about the National Securit...

By J. Pollicino,   06.09.13
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03.12.13
France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)
03.12.13

France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)

You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional...

By J. Fingas,   03.12.13
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08.08.12
Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'
08.08.12

Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

Oh, bureaucracies, the fun in dealing with them is that you're told exactly what they want you to...

By Z. Lutz,   08.08.12
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08.07.12
Federal appeals court says warrantless wiretapping is legal
08.07.12

Federal appeals court says warrantless wiretapping is legal

A federal appeals court has ruled today that the US government can tap into Americans' communicati...

By D. Murph,   08.07.12
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07.09.12
Carriers face big surge in cellphone surveillance requests, raise a few alarm bells
07.09.12

Carriers face big surge in cellphone surveillance requests, raise a few alarm bells

Color us unsurprised that US law enforcers would push hard for surveillance access. Congressman Ed...

By J. Fingas,   07.09.12
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05.05.12
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
05.05.12

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don...

By J. Fingas,   05.05.12
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