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  1. News - World

    US defends surveillance tactics in war on terrorism

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST, AP

    ... The Washington Post Officials testify how recently-revealed government programmes led to disruption of more than 50 attack plots, with at least 10 linked to the US US defends surveillance ... a court order to place Zazi under more extensive surveillance. Officials learned that he had visited Pakistan in 2008, the same time as one of the British plotters. In the end, the e-mails ...

  2. News - World

    Governments should codify rules on data collection, Google urges

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and Google. The companies have denied allowing such access. Google has said it did provide a secure file transfer system for data requested by the NSA under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ... the scandal broke. Restating the position of many Silicon Valley companies, Drummond suggested the news of the extent of the surveillance scheme had surprised Google too. "We didn't know ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on use of intelligence can assuage fears of abuse

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by JULIAN RUSSELL

    ... a judge's order, and is generally considered an acceptable invasion of privacy for the protection of society. Society should be concerned not that surveillance exists, but how their information is ... before it reaches the recipient. Although the electronic communication is being monitored, most of it would rarely be seen by a person; machines would do the surveillance. The volume ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US surveillance policy shows it cannot be trusted

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial US surveillance sets bad example How often have we heard American leaders talking about transparency and accountability? The US holds itself up as the world's shining ... and the limits of surveillance. It should not have taken an IT contractor with a conscience for righting wrongs for that to happen. Instead, the administration of President Barack Obama should have been ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to stop the tech giants snooping on us

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Graeme Maxton

    ... Graeme Maxton Graeme Maxton says the fuss made over the revelations of an ex-CIA analyst is distracting us from the task at hand- standing up to amoral tech giants that want to know too much about us Eye of the storm The events surrounding whistle-blower ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    New video game website reveals a world of cyber surveillance

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 03:11pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... title which takes place in a fictionalised Chicago constantly under cyber-surveillance by an entity known as the Central Operating System. In the game, the player assumes the role of an antihero ... are available for everybody.” Watch Dogs, which arrives on both PC and video game consoles in November of this year, is launching at an appropriate time. With debates on cyber-surveillance ...

  7. News - World

    Europe's outrage over hacking tempered by necessity

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of US electronic surveillance has been tempered by an indisputable fact: Europe wants the information that America intelligence provides. That dilemma has become clear, only days after leaks ... citizens," Reding wrote in the letter. Chancellor Angela Merkel is also expected to raise the issue of American surveillance when she meets US President Barack Obama in Berlin next week. Hannes ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    National security meets personal safety in Snowden case

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... surveillance programmes. The revelations were shocking but not surprising, as in this age of hi-tech wonders, any computer user with a brain would have been wary of the possibility of eavesdropping by a technologically omnipresent superpower. Yet his revelations of the targets of US surveillance- including computers in Hong Kong and mainland China- and the methods employed, plus growing information ...

  9. News - World

    Tim Berners-Lee: NSA and GCHQ is 'dysfunctional and unaccountable'

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 12:13pm by The Guardian

    ... Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a “full and frank public debate”over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British ... intelligence and security committee. The 90-minute session will give the nine-strong committee, led by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a chance to question the agencies about the reach of the mass surveillance ...

  10. News - World

    US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation: FBI

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 11:28pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Head of National Security Agency tells Senate committee that electronic surveillance has helped thwart dozens of terrorist attack Leaks ‘harm our security’ FBI Director Robert Mueller yesterday defended a pair of controversial US government surveillance programmes, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security. In his last ...




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