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Spying on the Internet is Orders of Magnitude More Invasive Than Phone Metadata - The Intercept

The NSA's phone metadata program is being ended. But XKEYSCORE and mass internet surveillance almost certainly continues — and is more outrageous.


A Detailed Look at Hacking Team's Emails About Its Repressive Clients - The Intercept

Hacking Team’s spyware has been sold to government agencies in Ethiopia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Internal emails about such controversial clients show company executives dismissing human rights and privacy concerns; complaining about client bumbling; and worrying about losing revenue if cut off from repressive regimes.


Leaked Documents Show FBI, DEA and U.S. Army Buying Italian Spyware - The Intercept

The FBI, DEA and U.S. Army have all bought controversial software that allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes and even activating their cameras, according to internal documents hacked from the software’s Italian manufacturer, Hacking Team.