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02.17.14

Latest Headlines About Surveillance and Drone Strikes

Posted in News Roundup at 11:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Sunday’s and Monday’s coverage of surveillance matters and foreign policy that’s connected to it

Unity

  • What can unite liberals and tea partyers? The NSA

    Who or what could get them thinking the same?

    Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency.

    By exposing the NSA’s vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation’s political chasm.

  • The History of Surveillance and the Black Community
  • Academics and Researchers Against Mass Surveillance

    Academics have joined the fight against mass surveillance. Two open letters were published last month from the academic and research communities. One is signed by U.S. information security and cryptography researchers, and the other is signed by over one thousand scholars from a wide range of disciplines who work in universities all over the world.

Europe

Reform

  • NSA Reform Bill Stuck in Committee

    The big blow is in the Senate, where chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D – VT) was the author of the legislation and has loudly pushed the reforms for months. Yet he too is suddenly in the “wait and see” camp, apparently content to give the Obama Administration the benefit of the doubt on reforms that will likely never come.

  • NSA reform stalls in committee

    Legislation to rein in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs has stalled in the House and Senate.

Lawyers

Journalism

Surveillance

  • Gmail’s new tracker tells when, where users open email

    Google’s found a new tracking tool, and it’s called the Streak plugin, an email watchdog that allows users to tell just when their sent messages were opened — and where the recipients were when they read them.

  • How NSA spying disclosures influence security strategies

    How has whistleblower Edward Snowden’s exposés affected the ways organisations deal with internal and external security threats?

    Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass internet surveillance conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ has caused consternation around the world, particularly in Europe.

Human Rights (Foreign Policy)

Civil Rights (Police)

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