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ANGRY CONGRESS TELLS OBAMA SURVEILLANCE IS ‘OFF THE TRACKS’ – Friday July 19 2013

– Republican and Democrat members of Congress have expressed deep scepticism about the US government’s bulk collection of American’s telephone records and have threatened not to renew the authority used to sanction a program described as “off the tracks legally”. … Continue reading

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ONCE LIONISED, WHISTLEBLOWERS NOW THE ENEMIES OF A SECURITY-OBSESSED STATE – Saturday July 13 2013

– Deep Throat would meet journalist Bob Woodward in an underground carpark at 2am, their meetings arranged through the signal of a red flag in an old flower pot or codes circled in the newspaper. Four decades later, Bradley Manning … Continue reading

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CONFIDANTS KEY TO ASSANGE CAMPAIGN – Tuesday June 25 2013

– Sarah Harrison isn’t a person who seeks publicity. However, the WikiLeaks staff member may get more than 15 minutes of fame after she accompanied US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden on an Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong to Moscow on … Continue reading

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US READY TO CHARGE SNOWDEN – Sunday June 23 2013

– Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs. The United States has also asked Hong Kong to detain Mr Snowden … Continue reading

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FBI CONFIRMS SPY DRONES USED OVER US – Friday June 21 2013

– The FBI employs drones in domestic surveillance operations, director Robert Mueller revealed, but said they were used in a “very, very minimal way.” Mr Mueller, in Senate testimony on Wednesday, acknowledged for the first time that the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK RELEASES FIGURES ON US GOVERNMENT DATA REQUESTS – Sunday June 16 2013

– Facebook has revealed it received between 9000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal. The requests covered matters ranging from … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: I’M READY FOR A COURT BATTLE – Friday June 14 2013

– Officially, he might not be a fugitive. But Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground – just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order – has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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GOOGLE PUSH TO EASE SECURITY GAG – Thursday June 13 2013

– Google led a charge by internet and social media firms demanding that the Obama administration allow them to reveal details of their cooperation with government surveillance schemes – as angry members of Congress urged tighter controls on the mass … Continue reading

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LEAKER COULD HEAD TO NZ – Thursday June 13 2013

– New Zealand’s opposition parties say US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden would be welcome if he decided to seek refuge in the country. Mr Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, is thought to have gone to ground in Hong Kong … Continue reading

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