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NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance. Wikipedia is suing the NSA for its mass surveillance program. NSA mass surveillance targeted in lawsuit by ACLU and Wikimedia. The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit on behalf of organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation and the conservative Rutherford Institute against the U.S.

NSA mass surveillance targeted in lawsuit by ACLU and Wikimedia

National Security Agency and the U.S. Portal:Mass surveillance. Mass surveillance in China. Mass surveillance in China is a widespread practice throughout the country.

Mass surveillance in China

Current affairs[edit] In January 2014, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced that real names would be required of users who wished to upload videos to Chinese web sites. The agency explained that the requirement was meant to "prevent vulgar content, base art forms, exaggerated violence and sexual content in Internet video having a negative effect on society. Global surveillance. Global surveillance refers to the mass surveillance of entire populations across national borders.[1] Its roots can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century, when the UKUSA Agreement was jointly enacted by the United Kingdom and the United States, which later expanded to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to create the Five Eyes alliance.

Global surveillance

The alliance developed cooperation arrangements with several "third-party" nations. Mass surveillance in India. Mass surveillance is the pervasive surveillance of an entire or a substantial fraction of a population.[1] Mass surveillance in India includes Surveillance, Telephone tapping, Open-source intelligence, Lawful interception, surveillance under Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, etc.

Mass surveillance in India

Indian Mass Surveillance Projects[edit] India has been using many mass surveillance projects for many years. These include the following: Central Monitoring System Project[edit] Central Monitoring System is a secret surveillance related project of India. Mass surveillance in Australia. Mass surveillance in Australia occurs through a variety of means affecting telephone, internet and other communications networks, financial systems, vehicle and transit networks, international travel, access to government services and other parts of society.

Mass surveillance in Australia

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For surveillance of electronic computer systems, see Computer surveillance. A 'nest' of surveillance cameras Surveillance (/sərˈveɪ.əns/ or /sərˈveɪləns/)[1] is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting them.[2] This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment (such as CCTV cameras),[3] or interception of electronically transmitted information (such as Internet traffic or phone calls); and it can include simple, relatively no- or low-technology methods such as human intelligence agents and postal interception.

The word surveillance comes from a French phrase for "watching over" ("sur" means "from above" and "veiller" means "to watch"), and is in contrast to more recent developments such as sousveillance.[4][5][6] Mass surveillance industry. The mass surveillance industry is a multi-billion dollar economic sector that has experienced phenomenal growth rates since 2001.

Mass surveillance industry

According to data provided by The Wall Street Journal, the retail market for surveillance tools has sprung up from "nearly zero" in 2001 to about US$5 billion in 2011.[1] The size of the video surveillance market rose to US$13.5 billion in 2012, and is expected to reach US$39 billion by 2020.[2] Current developments[edit] Fuelled by widespread fears of terrorist attacks, the future of surveillance is particularly promising in the field of video content analysis, where computers analyze live camera feeds to count the number of people, register temperature changes, and automatically identify suspicious behavior via statistical algorithms.[2] The following terrorist attacks have led to a significant increase in street-level surveillance: Shortly after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, police commissioner Edward F.

Mass surveillance in the United Kingdom. The judicial body which oversees the intelligence services in the United Kingdom, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, ruled that the legislative framework in the United Kingdom does not permit mass surveillance and that while GCHQ collects and analyses data in bulk, it does not practice mass surveillance.[10][11][12] Other independent reports, including one by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, also came to this view although they found past shortcomings in oversight and disclosure, and said the legal framework should be simplified to improve transparency.[13][14][15] However, notable campaign groups and broadsheet newspapers continue to express strong views to the contrary,[16] while US and UK intelligence agencies[17][18] and others[19] have criticised these viewpoints in turn.

Mass surveillance in the United Kingdom

Various government bodies maintain databases about citizens and residents of the United Kingdom. List of government mass surveillance projects. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of government surveillance projects and related databases throughout the world.

List of government mass surveillance projects

International[edit] ECHELON: A signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory states to the UKUSA Security Agreement. European Union[edit] Data Retention Directive: A directive requiring EU member states to store citizens' telecommunications data for six to 24 months and allowing police and security agencies to request access from a court to details such as IP address and time of use of every email, phone call, and text message sent or received.INDECT: Research project funded by the European Union to develop surveillance methods (e.g. processing of CCTV camera data streams) for the monitoring of abnormal behaviours in an urban environment.[1]Schengen Information System: A database kept for national security and law enforcement purposes. List of government mass surveillance projects. Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

On June 14, 2013, United States prosecutors charged Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property.[15] In late July 2013, he was granted a one-year temporary asylum by the Russian government,[16] contributing to a deterioration of Russia–United States relations.[17][18] On August 6, 2013, U.S.

Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

President Barack Obama made a public appearance on national television where he reassured Americans that "We don't have a domestic spying program" and "There is no spying on Americans".[19] Towards the end of October 2013, the British Prime Minister David Cameron warned The Guardian not to publish any more leaks, or it will receive a DA-Notice.[20] Currently, a criminal investigation of the disclosure is being undertaken by Britain's Metropolitan Police Service.[21] In December 2013, The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said: "We have published I think 26 documents so far out of the 58,000 we've seen.

"[22] After the U.S. After the U.S. However federal judge William H. Germany Canada. Mass surveillance in the United States. History[edit] Wartime censorship and surveillance[edit] During the world wars of the 20th century, all international mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service and international cables sent through companies such as Western Union, ITT, and RCA were reviewed by the US military.[3] During World War II, first the War Department and later the Office of Censorship monitored "communications by mail, cable, radio, or other means of transmission passing between the United States and any foreign country".[4] In 1942 this included the 350,000 overseas cables and telegrams and 25,000 international telephone calls made each week.[5]:144 "Every letter that crossed international or U.S. territorial borders from December 1941 to August 1945 was subject to being opened and scoured for details. Mass surveillance. Mass surveillance is the intricate surveillance of an entire or a substantial fraction of a population.[1] The surveillance is often carried out by governments or governmental organisations, but may also be carried out by corporations, either on behalf of governments or at their own initiative.

Depending on each nation's laws and judicial systems, the legality of and the permission required to engage in mass surveillance varies. Mass surveillance has often been cited as necessary to fight terrorism, to prevent social unrest, to protect national security, to fight child pornography and protect children. Mass Surveillance. If you are on the internet or use a mobile phone, odds are you are being followed by governments through wide sweeping mass surveillance programs. This isn’t just part of life in the 21st century, it’s illegal and a human rights violation. Watch the video > Amnesty International’s #UnfollowMe campaign calls on governments to ban mass surveillance and unlawful intelligence sharing.

All countries should have strong legal safeguards to protect people against unlawful interception of their communications and their private lives. How Canada Can End Mass Surveillance. Third chapter in OpenMedia's crowd-sourced privacy plan. An OpenMedia survey found 93.8 per cent of Canadians want to end blanket surveillance of law-abiding people. Protest photo by Jeremy Board. Just two short years ago, if you asked strangers on the street about mass surveillance, you'd likely encounter many blank stares. Some would remember East Germany's Stasi spy agency, or reference China's extensive Internet censorship. But few would express fear that western democratic governments like the U.S., Britain, and Canada were engaged in the mass surveillance of law-abiding citizens. That all changed in June 2013 when Edward Snowden, a contractor at the U.S. To give just a few examples, we learned that CSE spied on law-abiding Canadians using the free Wi-Fi at Pearson airport, and monitored their movements for weeks afterward.

Even emails Canadians send to the government or their local MP are monitored -- up to 400,000 a day according to CBC News. Turning the tides Take action. Mass surveillance. Clandestine.