Software Secretly Sends Text Data From Some U.S. Smartphones To ChinaIt’s not a feature they’re advertising: tens of thousands of cheap smartphones are reportedly sending all user text messages to China every three days.
Civil Liberties Groups Concerned Muslims, Minorities Will Be Spied On Under Trump PresidencyCivil liberty groups in San Francisco are expressing concern increased surveillance on local minority groups could take place under a Trump presidency.
Surveillance Power From Patriot Act Lapses With No Deal In Senate
Senate Creating Secret Encyclopedia Of US Spy ProgramsTrying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. Senator Dianne Feinstein initiated the effort in 2013.
NSA Eavesdropping On Countless Hard Drives With Spyware New Report RevealsThe National Security Agency has found a way to eavesdrop on countless computer hard drives by installing spyware deep within the drives made by major manufacturers, according to a new report.
Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them OutPeople frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.
Palo Alto Grocery Store Manager Cited, Released For Using Hidden Camera In Womens' RestroomA 39-year-old man was cited Monday following a two-month investigation into a hidden camera found by a woman while using a restroom at a grocery store in Palo Alto, police said today.
11 Ways The Government Is Spying On YouYou don't have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell's 1984 or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.
Twitter Sues Government For Right To Release Federal Surveillance RecordsSighting need for to provide transparency to customers and the desire to express their free speech rights, Twitter is suing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the right to disclose the exact number of court orders and security requests they get from the federal government.
Google Encrypting Email Amid Spying FearsMountain View-based Google and other companies are now automatically encrypting all email, but that doesn't ensure confidentiality unless the recipients' email provider also adopts the technology.
ConsumerWatch: Your Car May Be Spying On YouYour car may be spying on you, and the information it collects can, and may be used against you.
Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley VisitRepublican Sen. Rand Paul's criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures were warmly received on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.

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