NSA has direct access to tech giants' systems for user data, secret files reveal

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  1. mood

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    The NSA Uses Slack. Why?
    The United States' top digital surveillance agency is using an off-the-shelf version of Slack. For what?
    August 15, 2019

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...-nsa-refuses-to-tell-us-the-name-of-its-slack
     
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    Don't Renew Section 215 Indefinitely
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    Americans Deserve Their Day in Court About NSA Mass Surveillance Programs
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    tl;dr - We need all the data there is. And enough AI to analyze it, and provide actionable intelligence. So you need to give us lots of money. And trust us.
     
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    Structurally, they still haven't resolved offence versus defence. The argument for prioritising defence is strong, but the opposite tends to happen, as we know, aided by supine legislators.
     
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    "Edward Snowden explains how he pulled off one of the largest leaks in U.S. history In his memoir, he recounts how a Rubik’s Cube helped him expose government secrets...

    https://beta.washingtonpost.com/out...64e4a0-d62c-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html
     
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    Video of full Snowden interview from last night:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9yK1QndJSM&feature=youtu.be
     
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    "Justice Dept. sues for proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book

    The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking the proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book, alleging the ex-NSA contractor violated non-disclosure agreements he signed with the government by publishing the manuscript without seeking the required approval..."

    https://beta.washingtonpost.com/nat...08356e-d96e-11e9-a688-303693fb4b0b_story.html
     
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    Lawmakers Show Willingness to End NSA Phone-Surveillance Program
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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmak...nd-nsa-phone-surveillance-efforts-11568834222
     
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    "FBI’s Use of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Americans’ Privacy Rights, Court Found

    U.S. discloses ruling last year by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that FBI’s data queries of U.S. citizens were unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON—Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans swept up in a controversial foreign intelligence program, a secretive surveillance court has ruled..."

    [That's all I got -- details hidden behind paywall]

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbis-u...ricans-privacy-rights-court-found-11570559882
     
  14. hawki

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    More here:

    "Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

    A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications..."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/donal...ing-just-got-slapped-by-the-courts?ref=scroll
     
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    For the "down into the weeds" peeps:

    The FISA Court Opinion:

    https://www.intelligence.gov/assets/documents/702%20Documents/declassified/2018_Cert_FISC_Opin_18Oct18.pdf
     
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    NSA says it can collect metadata for encrypted comms
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    https://fcw.com/articles/2019/11/06/215-surveillance-encrypted-metadata.aspx
     
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    Leahy balks at NSA request to reauthorize bulk data collection
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    https://vtdigger.org/2019/11/07/leahy-balks-at-nsa-request-to-reauthorize-bulk-data-collection/
     
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    The NSA has stopped collecting location data from US cellphones without a warrant
    Intelligence agencies stopped the practice last year
    November 14, 2019

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14...nce-no-warrant-phone-location-data-collection
     
  19. mirimir

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    Or maybe they just stopped looking at it. I mean, given that "collected" doesn't mean for them what it means for us ;)
     
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    It's "just" the location data - and yes, it will be stored, one place or another, and retrievable.
     
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    Congress extends NSA call records collection powers to March
    November 21, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/21/congress-section-215-extension/
    EFF: House Lawmakers Extend Section 215 into Next Year Even Though They Had Years to Stop Illegal Overcollection of Americans’ Sensitive Data
     
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    "Snowden’s Failure to Have Book Screened Means No Profit

    (Bloomberg) -- Edward Snowden can’t profit from his recently released memoir because he failed to get pre-publication clearance from U.S. security agencies, a judge ruled..."

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/snowden-s-failure-to-have-book-screened-by-cia-means-no-profit
     
  23. mirimir

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    That's gotta be, like, a joke.

    But whatever, I'd pay him maybe $100 or so in Bitcoin for it. And there might well be folks who'd kick in $1000s.

    So why not give it a go :)
     
  24. mood

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    Court says data swept up by the NSA is protected by the Fourth Amendment
    Judges found the incidental collection through PRISM to be legal, but querying that data might not be
    December 19, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/court-ruling-on-nsa-data-collection-fourth-amendment/
     
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    Well, they are going to just disable logging in their internal search engines or minimize log retention to few days, I guess. I don't think they are going to stop doing illegal activities.
     
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