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03.08.17
Google can use machine learning to identify objects in videos
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Google can use machine learning to identify objects in videos

All the fun of image recognition applied to massive media databases.

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06.01.16
Yahoo releases content of three FBI data requests to public
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Yahoo releases content of three FBI data requests to public

It's the first time a company has confirmed receiving a National Security Letter.

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11.28.15
The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight
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The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight

As of midnight on November 29th, the NSA can no longer scoop up US phone call data indiscriminately.

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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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11.09.15
Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
11.09.15

Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect

A judge has barred the NSA from collecting phone records for some people... right before the plan gets an overhaul.

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10.29.15
US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
10.29.15

US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in

An appeals court won't overturn Congress' decision to let the NSA collect bulk phone data until that program winds down.

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08.15.15
AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)
08.15.15

AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)

It's no secret that telecoms have cooperated with the US' surveillance efforts, but at least one w...

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07.27.15
NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act
07.27.15

NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act

The NSA won't analyze metadata collected before November 29th, 2015 as it transitions to the authority it has in the USA Freedom Act.

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