The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the National Security Agency’s vast spying of Americans’ phone calling data [PDF]. This week, the ACLU asked the court to issue a preliminary injunction to halt the surveillance program so that its legality can be litigated. The program reportedly collects only metadata about our phone calls, not the conversations themselves, but your metadata can reveal a lot about you, as Timothy B. Lee explains in this WaPo item. And, lest we forget: all of this was brought to you by Edward Snowden.
Boing Boing is proud to publish two original documents disclosed by Edward Snowden, in connection with “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Extraordinary Rendition,” a short story written for Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition, which runs at NYC’s Whitney Museum of American Art from Feb 5 to May 1, 2016.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has asked dozens of agencies in the US government to disclose whether they used switches made by Juniper, the disgraced US network technology giant that had at least two backdoors inserted into the software for one of its most popular product-lines.
The same entity that claims to be behind a recent hack of CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email now claims to be behind a breach of the accounts of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to Motherboard that Clapper had been targeted, and that the case […]
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