The Intercept: Secret Surveillance Battle Between Yahoo and the U.S. Government Revealed

 In 2007, Yahoo fought back against the government’s demand for information on certain overseas customers, saying that the request was over-broad and violated the constitution. BY CORA CURRIER  The Intercept September 11, 2014 Update: The office of the Director of National Intelligence has released many of the declassified documents from the Yahoo litigation.  More than More

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

ALECexposed, a project of CMD:  Microsoft has left ALEC, but big technology companies Google, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo reportedly still fund and remain engaged with ALEC. A number of energy companies have also left ALEC at the request of Greenpeace.Posted by REBEKAH WILCE  PRWatch.org  August 21, 2014Microsoft, the $86.8 billion-a-year technology company, is no longer a More

Lawrence Davidson: How the US Propaganda System Works

Americans are told that other governments practice censorship and propaganda, but not their own. Yet, the reality is quite different with many reasonable viewpoints marginalized and deceptive spin put on much that comes from officialdom. . . . By Lawrence Davidson  ConsortiumNews.com   May 9, 2014 Many Americans assume the U.S. government speaks “the truth” to More

GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users Worldwide

The GCHQ program saved one image every five minutes from the users' feeds. (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images) By Spencer Ackerman and James Ball, Guardian UK    27 February 14  Reader Supported News Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone Yahoo: 'A whole new More

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft reveal how many accounts are snooped by gov’t

A little more detail on government's 0-999 info grabs from big tech companies. by Joe Mullin  arstechnica.com  Feb 3 2014 Tada! Several major tech companies finally pulled some NSA statistics from their collective hats.  Flickr user: Jenn and Tony Bot NSA LEAKS New Snowden docs show Canadian spies tracked thousands of travelers How to stop the More

Glenn Greenwald> Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Internet communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced. BY GLENN GREENWALD    SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 06:37 AM CDT     salon.com President Barack Obama at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on, Friday.(Credit: AP) CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing More

Glenn Greenwald> Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Internet communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced. BY GLENN GREENWALD    SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 06:37 AM CDT     salon.com President Barack Obama at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on, Friday.(Credit: AP) CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing More

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