NSA will Now Share Information “Un-Scrubbed”

On Thursday The New York Times reported that the Obama administration had recently finalized rules to give the National Security Agency (NSA) more leeway in sharing its vast trove of intercepted communications with the 15 other government agencies that make up the Intelligence Community.

Previously, agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency and the


Europe’s Top Court Rules UK’s Snooper’s Charter is Illegal

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that the “general and indiscriminate retention” of electronic communications by governments is illegal, in a direct challenge to the U.K.’s recently passed Investigatory Powers Act, the so-called “Snooper’s Charter” (via The Guardian).

The European Court of Justice

The U.K. bill requires that internet service providers


China Claims Drone was Spy Related, Just Tip of Iceburg

A US military underwater drone recently seized by China in the waters of the South China Sea is just one small instance of American hostility in the area, according to a recent op-ed.

To China’s chagrin, the discovery of the waterborne drone is another example of US efforts to maintain control of the region,


Google Releases 8 National Security Request Letters

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Google revealed in October it had been freed from a gag order preventing it from talking about a secret FBI request for customer data made in 2015.

The internet search company chose at the time not to publish the actual subpoena, but it is now releasing


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