Police in Florida and other states refuse to talk about the new device that allows them to intercept cellular phone communications. According to Associated Press journalist Jack Gillum “a Stingray device tricks all cellphones in an area into electronically identifying themselves and transmitting data to police rather than the nearest phone company’s tower.” Read more here and here.… Read the rest
NBC News revealed slides instructing spy agencies how to “release computer viruses, spy on journalists and diplomats, jam phones and computers, and use sex to lure targets into ‘honey traps'” in order to “go on offense and attack adversaries.” Slides leaked by Edward Snowden focused on a secret branch within the GCHQ called the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG) specializing in “dirty tricks,” “propaganda,” and “false flag” operations used to spy on “suspected terrorists” and “criminals” as well as diplomats, journalists, activists.… Read the rest
Techie Tuesday: It speaks volumes when 8 arch-rival tech giants ban together to limit government surveillance” notes Jesselyn Radack at the Government Accountability Project.
In an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo, write:
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We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens.