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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2013

Are We Moving To A World With More Online Surveillance?

By Tom Gjelten

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Dilma Rousseff

Many governments around the world have expressed outrage over the National Security Agency's use of the Internet as a spying platform. But the possible response may have an unforeseen consequence: It may actually lead to more online surveillance, according to Internet experts.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2013

ACLU Posts Fed-Collected ‘Suspicious’ Activity Reports Online

By Martin Kaste

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In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on

With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world; they're called suspicious activity reports.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2013

Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

By Eyder Peralta

National Security Agency

The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, The New York Times and The Guardian are reporting.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2013

NSA Leak Reporter Says ‘U.K. Puppets’ Detained His Partner

By Mark Memmott

Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda

The detention for nine hours Sunday of journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport was an attack "on the news-gathering process and journalism," Greenwald writes on The Guardian's website.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 16, 2013

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

By Mark Memmott

NSA

The morning's major scoop comes from The Washington Post:

"The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents."



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