Espionnage: Snowden soutenu par une majorité d'Américains, de Britanniques et de Canadiens, selon un sondage Selon un nouveau sondage international, une majorité de Canadiens et Britanniques auraient une opinion favorable d'Edward Snowden, mais pour les Américains, leur compatriote serait soit un héros soit un traître. Ce sondage effectué par Angus Reid Global conclut que le Canada est le plus grand partisan de l'ancien agent de la NSA, avec 67% d'opinions favorables, suivi par le Royaume-Uni (60%). L'opinion publique américaine est plus divisée: 51% des participants l'érigent en héros, tandis que les 49% restants en font un traître. L'opinion est aussi partagée entre jeunes et vieux, une majorité des Américains âgés de moins de 35 ans défendant Edward Snowden tandis que les plus de 55 ans le condamnent. Un problème venu de nulle part «Il est évident qu'il est devenu le catalyseur et la manifestation concrète d'un problème qui paraît normalement abstrait et vague», déclare Angus Reid, président de Angus Reid Public Opinion. «Ce problème est intéressant parce qu'il vient de nulle part.
California Can Cripple the NSA By Passing This One Law A team of California state senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a bill on Monday that would ban the state and its localities from providing "material support" — access to water and electricity — to National Security Agency (NSA) facilities in a symbolic effort to thwart the agency's surveillance activities. "State-funded public resources should not be going toward aiding the NSA or any other federal agency from indiscriminate spying on its own citizens and gathering electronic or metadata that violates the Fourth Amendment," the bill's co-author California state Sen. Ted Lieu, said in a statement. If the bill becomes law, private companies will be sanctioned to provide the NSA with these essential utility services. Lieu added that the NSA's surveillance programs pose "a clear and present danger to our liberties." Republican state Sen. Sen. Source: Facebook Sen. Source: Facebook Offnow activists are also working to turn off the NSA's "Achilles heel." Victoria Kim
NSA Infiltrates Google And Yahoo Networks, Report Says The National Security Agency has secretly taped the networks of Google and Yahoo to monitor real-time communication, according to newly revealed documents from whistleblower, Edward Snowden [PDF]. “The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials,” according to The Washington Post, which obtained the hand-scribbled documents. Both Google and Yahoo maintain expensive fiber-optic data linkages in strategic data centers around the world to optimize the flow of information. Upon learning about the NSA tapping into their networks, Google released a statement, saying the company is “troubled by allegations of the government intercepting traffic between our data centers, and we are not aware of this activity.”
Vie privée: «Il n'est pas trop tard pour se protéger de la NSA» - News High-Tech: Web Vie privée La surveillance d'internet était au cœur d'un congrès international lundi à l'EPFL. Nous y avons rencontré Jacob Applebaum, hacktiviste fondateur du réseau TOR, et proche de WikiLeaks. Interview Au travers du programme PRISM, la National Security Agency a mis en place un système généralisé d'écoutes sur internet, absorbant sans discernement des quantité gigantesques de données privées.Image: archive/Reuters Articles en relation Jacob Applebaum (Image: S. Signaler une erreur Vous avez vu une erreur? Veuillez SVP entrez une adresse e-mail valide Partager & Commenter Votre email a été envoyé. Quel internet voulons-nous, et pour répondre à quelles attentes? Les orateurs du Congrès, de l'ancien espion de la NSA à l'ex-cadre de Microsoft en charge de la vie privée, ont déploré le manque d'intérêt des internautes pour la protection de leurs données. : -Franchement, pourquoi quelqu'un qui n'a rien à se reprocher devrait-il se préoccuper des informations qu'il laisse sur Internet? Non.
NSA Bombshell Shocks Former Spooks: "Why in The World Would We Burn Google?" Former intelligence officials and technology industry executives reacted with anger and anxiety over the latest revelations that the National Security Agency is reportedly infiltrating some of the world's biggest technology companies and making off with the private communications of millions of their customers. And if the reports are accurate, it could be very bad news for U.S. technology companies, who have been complaining for months that their government's secretive intelligence operations are threatening their business and driving customers towards their foreign competitors. "I think they're in an almost impossible situation," Rep. Adam Schiff, a senior member of the Intelligence Committee, told The Cable. Speaking of Silicon Valley firms who are obligated to cooperate with the NSA, Schiff said recent leak revelations threatened to negatively impact their bottom lines. "Why in the world would we burn a relationship with Google by breaking into a data center?"
Without NSA spying changes, Europe will stop sharing commercial and security data with the U.S. | VentureBeat | Security | by John Koetsier Shockingly, people seem to get upset when you spy on them. The European Commissioner for justice and rights, Viviane Reding, is threatening to freeze existing data-sharing agreements between the U.S. and Europe, including swaps of terrorist-fighting information, data that European companies and U.S. companies trade each other for, and data on airline passengers crossing the Atlantic. Above: Viviane Reding Image Credit: Wikipedia That’s not only because European citizens are being spied upon without their consent, Reding says, but also because they have no legal means of redress to correct any infringement of their rights. “Things have gone very badly indeed,” Reding told The Guardian. The NSA and its quasi-legal spying programs is quickly becoming public enemy number one for the U.S.’s image and standing internationally. Which, of course, would make life a little more difficult for international companies such as Facebook. “Serious concerns still remain following the revelations.
In new bill, four senators attack NSA’s bulk data collection Edward Snowden's revelations about widespread surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) started producing real political blowback in July, with a bill that almost defunded the NSA. Now, a group of reformist politicians is taking a more careful aim at stopping the agency's controversial practices. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced a bill that would stop the NSA from collecting "bulk data"—like the database it has built of every American's phone calls. The bill, summarized here, amends two sections of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to specifically ban bulk collection of phone and electronic communications records, such as e-mail. Also revised by the bill is Section 702 of FISA, preventing the government from doing warrantless searches for communications it has collected under that statute.
Eric Holder Pressed On DEA, NSA By John Shiffman WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Eight Democratic U.S. senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report that the National Security Agency supplies the Drug Enforcement Administration with intelligence information used to make non-terrorism cases against American citizens. The August report revealed that a secretive DEA unit passes the NSA information to agents in the field, including those from the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and Homeland Security, with instructions to never disclose the original source, even in court. In most cases, the NSA tips involve drugs, money laundering and organized crime, not terrorism. Five Democrats in the Senate and three senior Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee submitted questions to Holder about the NSA-DEA relationship, joining two prominent Republicans who have expressed concerns. Holder, an appointee of U.S. Also on HuffPost:
Ryan Lizza: Why Won’t Obama Rein in the N.S.A.? On March 12, 2013, James R. Clapper appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss the threats facing America. Clapper, who is seventy-two, is a retired Air Force general and Barack Obama’s director of National Intelligence, in charge of overseeing the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and fourteen other U.S. spy agencies. “This hearing is really a unique opportunity to inform the American public to the extent we can about the threats we face as a nation, and worldwide,” Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and the committee’s chairman, said at one point. Toward the end of the hearing, Feinstein turned to Senator Ron Wyden, of Oregon, also a Democrat, who had a final question. Wyden had an uneasy kind of vindication in June, three months after Clapper’s appearance, when Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the N.S.A., leaked pages and pages of classified N.S.A. documents. Wyden leaned forward and read Alexander’s comment.
NSA Reform Bill Comes From Bipartisan Group Of Senators A bipartisan group of senators announced a comprehensive surveillance reform bill on Wednesday, but their effort may encounter resistance from the powerful Intelligence Committee chairwoman, who steadfastly supports the National Security Agency. The legislation "expresses our bipartisan view of what Congress must do to enact real, not cosmetic, intelligence reform," said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Intelligence Committee. Wyden was joined by fellow committee member Sen. The senators said that their bill, whose full text was not immediately available, would end bulk collection of Americans' phone records, close a loophole that allows the NSA to conduct "backdoor searches" of Americans' communications without a warrant, and create a "constitutional advocate" to argue against the government before the secretive court that oversees foreign surveillance. All of those proposals are indebted to the revelations of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The latter panel is chaired by Sen.
There's a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says | Danger Room You think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it’s worse than you know. Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the surveillance law as early as Thursday. Wyden (D-Oregon) says that powers they grant the government on their face, the government applies a far broader legal interpretation — an interpretation that the government has conveniently classified, so it cannot be publicly assessed or challenged. But one prominent Patriot-watcher asserts that the secret interpretation empowers the government to deploy “dragnets” for massive amounts of information on private citizens; the government portrays its data-collection efforts much differently. “We’re getting to a gap between what the public thinks the law says and what the American government secretly thinks the law says,” Wyden told Danger Room in an interview in his Senate office. What exactly does Wyden mean by that? Site: Oregon.gov See Also:
Judge Says NSA Bulk Metadata Collection Likely Unconstitutional, Issues Injunction Well, this is big, big news. Judge Richard Leon, a judge in the DC district court, has ruled that the NSA's bulk metadata collection should be stopped as violating the 4th Amendment, though he's put the ruling on hold, knowing that it will be appealed. This is the first major court ruling concerning the program, and the judge is pretty clear that it's a 4th Amendment violation even though the FISA court approved it. The case is actually two different cases brought by Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, over the NSA's activities. Here's the key bit: The Court finds that it does... have the authority to evaluate plaintiffs' constitutional challenges to the NSA's conduct, notwithstanding the fact that it was done pursuant to orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ("FISC"). The ruling is worth reading, going through the legal history and details of the program. The question before me is not the same question that the Supreme Court confronted in Smith.
Domestic Surveillance Reform | Priorities Revelations of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ records and reliance on secret law and secret courts have made clear the need for reform of surveillance law immediately. The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act - introduced by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) - will preserve constitutional liberties while maintaining the government’s ability to protect national security. It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic surveillance and other unjustified intrusions on Americans’ constitutional rights, make improvements to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and provide for greater transparency from government entities and the private sector. WATCH: Wyden, Mark Udall, Blumenthal, & Paul Unveil Bipartisan Surveillance Reform Bill What Does the Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act do? Reforms Surveillance Law 1. 2. 3.