While academics often speak reverently about the “marketplace of ideas,” it seems that many educational institutions opt for a controlled economy of expression.
Germany’s top federal prosecutor has opened a criminal probe into espionage operations by the U.S. National Security Agency, particularly focused on the NSA snooping directed against German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In a court filing, the National Security Agency (NSA) claims that its computers are so powerful that to try to protect data from erasure would have “an immediate, specific, and harmful impact on the national security of the United States.”
Facebook has updated its mobile platform to include an ambient proximity tool called Nearby Friends. The tech blog Techcrunch describes the new feature:
A federal judge in Idaho has upheld as constitutional the National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet surveillance of phone metadata.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is using its controversial domestic surveillance program to gather millions of images from text messages and social media (e.g, Facebook) and then running the images against its facial recognition programs to identify those pictured.
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"We were a clear demonstration that official channels didn't work," said William Binney, one of a trio of National Security Agency employees who tired to "blow the whistle" on the NSA's domestic surveillance activities more than a decade before Edward Snowden delivered classified documents from the agency's files to The Guardian.
Calling Edward Snowden a "traitor" and a "coward," Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the man who leaked classified documents revealing the National Security Agency's data collection of Americans' phone calls and e-mails should "man up" and return from Russia to face charges of espionage and theft of government documents.
Glenn Greenwald has indicated that he may soon release the names of all U.S. citizens targeted by the NSA.