• Oct 13, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Remember: Yahoo helped the US government spy on users for years, and they can’t be the only ones

Yahoo spied on users, even American citizens, at the behest of the United States government. As everyone hopefully already knows, according to Reuters sources, a NSA (and/or FBI) backed surveillance program was implemented at Yahoo that actively searched the content of every email passing through its servers. That means everything you sent to or received … Continue reading “Remember: Yahoo helped the US government spy on users for years, and they can’t be the only ones”

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Phone metadata can reveal your location, relationship status, and the NSA can still get it under the guise of hunting for terrorists

Since the Snowden leaks, the US government has sought to repair its public image and curtail public knowledge of its invasions of privacy. Before 2015, the US government was allowed access to five years worth of phone metadata from anyone within three hops of a suspected terrorist. In 2015, the most egregious bits of the … Continue reading “Phone metadata can reveal your location, relationship status, and the NSA can still get it under the guise of hunting for terrorists”

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