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The Guardian view on surveillance: parliament’s slumbering scrutineer | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
“Better late than never might have been a suitable verdict on Thursday’s ISC report if it had faced the facts and stopped there; but it also proposed some fixes. Yes, as the parliamentarians say, it would be nice to have transparent, codified rules to govern snooping. But what they seem to have in mind is a transparent and codified licence for the agencies to keep on keeping on.” Editorial on The Guardian
government  gchq  policy  law  spying  tracking  surveillance  goverment  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco
“It was in the summer of 2012 that the anomalies were initially detected by employees at Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, Belgacom. But it wasn’t until a year later, in June 2013, that the company’s security experts were able to figure out what was going on. The computer systems of Belgacom had been infected with a highly sophisticated malware, and it was disguising itself as legitimate Microsoft software while quietly stealing data.”
gchq  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  hacking  spying  surveillance  telco  cookies  corporatesurveillance 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Did GCHQ illegally spy on you?
Because of Privacy International's recent victory against the UK intelligence agency in court, now anyone in the world can find out if GCHQ illegally received information about you from the NSA. Enter your details and sign the petition to join the case.
privacy  privacyinternational  gchq  intelligence  spying  government  surveillance  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program
The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. By Joseph Menn on Reuters
privacy  freedom  spying  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015  NSA  harddrives 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
We Have More To Worry About Than Samsung's Smart TV Privacy Policy
The world has gone nuts today, over a story that says Samsung is spying on us in our living rooms via its Smart TV software. Lines have been drawn between a scary caveat in a privacy policy and George Orwell’s 1984, and we’re being warned about how we’re losing ourselves to technology all over again. Don’t be foolish, guys: your privacy vanished a long time ago. By Luke Hopewell on Gizmodo.
iot  internetofthings  data  surveillance  spying  indie  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Six ways your tech is spying on you – and how to turn it off
Compared with what’s already happening, Samsung’s warning not to discuss sensitive issues in front of its TVs seems pretty tame. But you can fight back. By Alex Hern in The Guardian
iot  internetofthings  data  tracking  spying  surveillance  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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