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US Department of Justice indefinite data retention denied

The United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) recently tried to extend its right to hold on to harvested metadata on US and foreign nationals from five years, to forever, citing reasons such as defending against government lawsuits and requiring evidence gathered by its snooping schemes. However, to the surprise of …

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Thousands of websites to protest mass surveillance

It only feels like yesterday that the world and his dog’s website voluntarily blacked themselves out to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills, but while those bits of restrictive legislation are thankfully long gone, new threats have emerged. Today the problem is mass surveillance, with citizens of every country the …

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US Congressman wants to shackle NSA spying

Maybe it’s time we put our scepticism aside for a second and considered that maybe not all politicians are liars and charlatans. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, one of the original authors of the US’ Patriot Act, has called for the NSA’s ability to survey its own citizens to be severely curtailed …

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