Kaspersky: We uploaded US documents but quickly deleted them

Kaspersky’s anti-virus software had automatically scraped powerful digital surveillance tools off a computer in the United States and the analysts were worried: The data’s headers clearly identified the files as classified.

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The 5 coolest military innovations of 2016

From “Star Wars”-style speeders to an inescapable surveillance drone, many of the futuristic advances seem straight out of science fiction or Hollywood blockbusters.

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Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent


New disclosures reveal that as part of a child porn takedown, the FBI levied surveillance onto some 8,000 IPs in 120 countries, under the auspices of a single warrant. The new era of grey-hat digital surveillance is taking shape. Who will come out on top?

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Florida police have cell phone surveillance tech, report says

You may or may not have heard of a StingRay— it’s a controversial surveillance device that, by acting like a cell tower, can find your cell phone’s location and other info.

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Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.

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The Air Force now allows any enlisted serviceman to become a UAV pilot

To help meet the rising demand for drone surveillance and reconnaissance, the United States Air Force just announced it now allows enlisted pilots (including non-officers) to fly in missions involving unmanned aircraft.

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Privacy concerns force South Korea to pull plug on child monitoring app

The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program’s safety.

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Apple announces opposition to cybersecurity bill ahead of Senate vote

Article Image Apple, one of the staunchest opponents of U.S. government efforts to conduct digital surveillance on its public, on Tuesday publicly denounced the efficacy of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, just days before the bill goes up for vote in the Senate.

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Lockheed Martin developing U-2 spy plane successor, report says

Lockheed Martin is developing a successor to the U.S. military’s legendary U-2 surveillance plane, according to a media report.

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Bug bots! These insect-inspired robots can jump on water

Swarms of robots inspired by water-hopping insects could one day be used for surveillance, search-and-rescue missions and environmental monitoring, researchers say

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US Snooping Costs High-Tech Sector $35B and Counting

Other countries’ concerns over U.S. government surveillance programs likely will cost American businesses more than $35 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Originally it was thought that the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations of U.S. mass surveillance programs would be limited to cloud service providers, but the impact has reached beyond that sector. “Since then, it has become clear that the U.S. tech industry as a whole … has underperformed,” says the report.

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New Snowden leak: NSA uses warrantless Web surveillance to hunt hackers

It’s the gift that keeps on giving! A new report today details how the NSA has used its surveillance capabilities to target hackers, including those on US soil — and never disclosed that it had done so or discussed the capability with Congress or the American people.

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Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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Americans Hate Surveillance, Love Privacy: Report

Americans are deeply troubled by surveillance, data collection and the security of their data that’s held by government agencies and private companies, Pew Research has found.
The combined results of two surveys — one of 500 adults between August and September last year and one of 460 adults between January and February this year — suggest that the vast majority consider it important to be in control of who can get information about them. Surveillance is a bugbear — 88 percent of the respondents didn’t want someone to watch or listen to them without their permission.

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Justice Department to review use of stingrays, other surveillance equipment

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The Justice Department has announced that it will review its use of stingrays and other surveillance technologies — a baby step in the right direction, but a far cry from what’s needed.

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Writers Worldwide Chilled by Government Surveillance

Concern over government surveillance has been so heightened by confidential information leaked by former intelligence hand Edward Snowden that writers in free countries are as worried as those in autocratic nations, according to a report released Monday. Three-quarters of writers in countries classified as “free” told researchers they were “worried” or “somewhat worried” by the level of surveillance in their countries. That compares to 80 percent in “not free” countries and 84 percent in “partly free” nations.

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Tech Execs Issue Dire Warnings on Impact of NSA Surveillance

The NSA’s wide-ranging surveillance of people’s communications worldwide is hitting America’s high-tech industry hard, said panelists on Wednesday at a roundtable held by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden in Palo Alto, California. Wyden set the tone from the start: “This is going to cost America jobs.” Several foreign governments are planning to build domestic Internets, and Brazil is concerned about storing data abroad, he added. U.S.-based cloud service providers could lose up to one-fifth of their foreign market share, Wyden said.

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