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#Surveillance

From TheJournal.ie Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow Data Privacy

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

From TheJournal.ie Guardian & Washington Post claim Pulitzer for Edward Snowden coverage NSA Leaks

Guardian & Washington Post claim Pulitzer for Edward Snowden coverage

The reports have sparked a huge debate in the US on the merits and morality of mass public surveillance.

From TheJournal.ie Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules Privacy

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices Bugged

Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices

Some were more forthcoming than others…

From TheJournal.ie Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan BUGGING

Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan

The Sinn Féin president said the man took issue with comments he made in a radio interview linking bugging at the GSOC offices to the ombudsman’s inquiry into garda collusion with Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter on GSOC: "My only interest is that we get at the truth" BUGGING

Shatter on GSOC: "My only interest is that we get at the truth"

The Justice Minister is facing questions over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Garda Ombudsman.

Insomnia Coffee's response to the GSOC scandal is absolute PR genius

Finally, this scandal has a winner.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about top-ups, GSOC surveillance claims and an alleged sexual assault on a child.

From TheJournal.ie Surveillance company says Paul Williams report on GSOC was "wholly inaccurate" BUGGING

Surveillance company says Paul Williams report on GSOC was "wholly inaccurate"

Verrimus, which carried out the security sweep of GSOC, has dismissed suggestions made in the Irish Independent today about the source of the anomalies.

From TheJournal.ie Security specialists deny trying to sell bugging equipment to gardaí BUGGING

Security specialists deny trying to sell bugging equipment to gardaí

Reports today said that Verrimus had tried to sell the type of equipment found at GSOC offices to gardaí, but they say that can’t sell that type of equipment.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations I Spy

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC BUGGING

Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC

The Garda Commissioner says that he raised the issue of leaks with GSOC.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter rules out independent GSOC inquiry BUGGING

Shatter rules out independent GSOC inquiry

The Justice Minister will appear before the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.

From TheJournal.ie US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data Leaky Apps

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data

Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

From TheJournal.ie NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers Surveillance

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits Surveillance

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits

It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers

From TheJournal.ie FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero Whistleblower

FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero

FBI boss James Comey said he doesn’t understand how someone who disagrees with the way the US government works could be considered a hero or a whistleblower.

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message Surveillance

Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message

It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.

From TheJournal.ie NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel Spying

NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel

The mass collection of private phonecalls should be stopped, the review says.

From TheJournal.ie Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws Surveillance

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times Tensions

John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times

The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death Opinion

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death

For most, debates about the snooping NSA and GCHQ are little more than great material for a chat down the pub – but for human rights defenders around the world, digital security is synonymous with personal security, writes Mary Lawlor.

From TheJournal.ie NSA 'can access most smartphone data' Surveillance

NSA 'can access most smartphone data'

That is according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, which says that data included contacts, call lists, SMS traffic and more.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

From TheJournal.ie FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US Surveillance

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US

The New York Times reports the sharpened scrutiny, citing current US officials.

From TheJournal.ie Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London PRISM

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia Surveillance

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia

The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he? Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

From TheJournal.ie WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications SNOWDEN

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

From TheJournal.ie Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe' Fugitive

Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe'

Bolivia and Venezuela have both said that they would consider an asylum application from the NSA whistleblower.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission expects 'clarity and transparency' from US over spying claims Surveillance

European Commission expects 'clarity and transparency' from US over spying claims

In a statement today the Commission said that the allegations that offices in Brussels and the United States were targeted, “demand full clarification”.

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden's choice of Ecuador is riddled with problems Asylum

Edward Snowden's choice of Ecuador is riddled with problems

Uncovered documents show the South American country has major surveillance capabilities.

From TheJournal.ie White House cranks up the pressure to find Edward Snowden Where's Snowden?

White House cranks up the pressure to find Edward Snowden

Julian Assange has said Snowden is ‘safe’ after leaving Hong Kong after the United States revoked his passport.

From TheJournal.ie US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow Security Leaks

US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow

The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.

From TheJournal.ie NAMA and the banks are tapping debtors’ phones and emails, claims TD Surveillance

NAMA and the banks are tapping debtors’ phones and emails, claims TD

Michelle Mulherin says state-owned banks, NAMA and the former IBRC are incepting phone calls and emails of debtors.

From TheJournal.ie China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing PRISM

China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing

A State-backed newspaper has claimed extraditing Edward Snowden would leave Hong Kong ‘forever tarnished’.

From TheJournal.ie UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits Surveillance

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits

The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.

From TheJournal.ie US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months Facebook

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email

You really shouldn’t have written that.