European Parliament votes to grant Snowden protection from US

European Parliament votes to grant Snowden protection from US By Put down the suitcase, Ed – you’re not going anywhere Super-leaker hails decision as “game changer” The European Parliament has voted to grant Edward Snowden protection from prosecution – a move the NSA super-leaker in…

Tor Messenger beta debuts, promises unlogged Jabber for all

Tor Messenger beta debuts, promises unlogged Jabber for all By Instant messages with onion breath to scare away the spooks The Tor Project has launched what some say is the easiest-to-use encrypted chat tool for the truely paranoid.… October 30, 2015 at 07:58AM via The…

UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies’ surveillance

UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies’ surveillance By Independent review’s recommendations to be ignored IPB Under the UK’s forthcoming new Investigatory Powers Bill, warrants required to justify the intelligence services’ snooping will continue to be signed by those in government –…

American Drone Assassinations May Violate International Law, Experts Say

American Drone Assassinations May Violate International Law, Experts Say By Murtaza Hussain The standards governing America’s drone assassinations may violate the Geneva Conventions and other international norms, legal experts say. U.S. forces routinely classify bystanders felled in its Afghanistan Afghan drone strikes as “enemies killed in action,”…

European Parliament Says Snowden Should Be Welcomed in Europe

European Parliament Says Snowden Should Be Welcomed in Europe By Jenna McLaughlin The European Parliament voted on Thursday to call on its member states to welcome “human rights defender” Edward Snowden to Europe with open arms. The member states should “drop any criminal charges against…

NSA can keep illegally spying on Americans this month, says judge

NSA can keep illegally spying on Americans this month, says judge By Federal court rejects lawsuit asking for immediate end The NSA can continue its illegal spying on Americans for one final month after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that wanted it shut down…

CISA Passes Senate Without Addressing Privacy Concerns

CISA Passes Senate Without Addressing Privacy Concerns By Chris Brook Members of the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass a version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill that many opposed argue will lead to continued pervasive government spying. October 28, 2015 at 06:54PM…

5 Things To Know About CISA

5 Things To Know About CISA By Sara Peters Despite criticism from privacy advocates, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed through the Senate yesterday. October 28, 2015 at 10:00PM via Dark Reading: http://ift.tt/1GKsTZE

UK.gov plans to legislate on smut filters after EU net neutrality ruling

UK.gov plans to legislate on smut filters after EU net neutrality ruling By PM Cameron hardens against pr0n to ‘protect’ kids Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed today that the Tory government planned to would legislate on smut filters, following yesterday’s net neutrality ruling in the…