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    Surveillance threatens democracy, web inventor warns

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 04:36pm by Associated Press in London

    ... spoke out on Friday against what he called a “growing tide of surveillance and censorship,” warning that it is threatening the future of democracy. Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the web in 1990, ... and try to expose wrongdoing in every region of the world,” said Berners-Lee, 58. “But some governments are threatened by this, and a growing tide of surveillance and censorship now threatens ...

  2. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Germany summons US ambassador over arrest of 'spy'

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:25pm by AP, Reuters

    ... the arrested man was an employee of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency. The case risks further straining ties with the US, which were damaged by revelations last year of mass surveillance ... Steffen Seibert said: "We don't take the matter of spying for foreign intelligence agencies lightly." Germany is particularly sensitive about surveillance because of abuses ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    Private firms selling 'off the shelf' mass surveillance systems: watchdog

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:40am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Trade in mass surveillance technologies leads to demand by privacy campaigners for crackdown 'Off the shelf' spy systems marketed by private firms Private firms are selling spying tools and mass surveillance technologies to developing countries with promises that "off the shelf" equipment will allow them to covertly snoop on millions ...

  4. News - China - SECURITY

    Big Brother blinded: Security fears in China as smog disrupts surveillance cameras

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 02:36am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Teams of scientists assigned to find a solution as heavy pollution makes national surveillance network useless, raising fear of terror attack Security ... dropped to below three metres because of heavy smog. On days like these, no surveillance camera can see through the thick layers of particles, say scientists and engineers. To the authorities, ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq confirms to UN that ISIL jihadis seized chemical weapons facility

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:34pm by AP

    ... the surveillance system. Islamic State, which controls parts of Syria, sent its fighters into neighbouring Iraq last month and quickly captured a vast stretch of territory straddling the border. Alhakim ...

  6. News - World - INTELLIGENCE

    Spy chiefs deny surveilling the UK public

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 02:27am by VARIOUS

    ... chiefs: no mass surveillance Britain's top spy chiefs claimed in a rare televised appearance yesterday that the intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden had left its enemies "rubbing ... denied in their evidence to parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee that Britons were subject to mass surveillance. In a hearing held under tight security and with a two-minute time ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Terror suspect's escape in a burqa prompts British surveillance review

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Embarrassing slip prompts UK government to order surveillance review Terror suspect vanishes in a burqa A Somali-born man who escaped from special police surveillance ... to evade surveillance. "There will of course be a review... and any lessons that need to be learned will be," Theresa May, the interior minister, told parliament. "A number ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US spying ‘reached too far’, Kerry concedes, as new surveillance laws approved

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Washington Secretary of State admits surveillance has overstepped its brief while a US Senate committee approves new legislation to rein in practices US ... addressed to both him and British Foreign Secretary William Hague about government surveillance. “We have actually prevented airplanes from going down, buildings from being blown-up, and people from ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senate intelligence panel chair pledges ‘major review’ of NSA surveillance

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Agency and that oversight of such surveillance must be strengthened. “Unless the United States is engaged in hostilities against a country or there is an emergency need for this type of surveillance, I do not believe the United States should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said in a statement after reports ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA programme skirts close to being unconstitutional, oversight board says

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by BLOOM

    ... line' An independent US executive-branch board has concluded that a major National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programme targeting foreigners overseas is lawful and effective ... is a programme authorised by Section 702 of the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008, which was an effort to bring under the law a surveillance effort started after the 2001 terrorist attacks and run exclusively ...




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