US House Votes To Cut NSA Surveillance Funding

US House Votes To Cut NSA Surveillance Funding

US House Votes To Cut NSA Surveillance Funding
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Wired is reporting that the United States House of Representatives voted late Thursday night to cut the NSA’s surveillance funding. This could be a huge blow to the agency’s continued controversial spying efforts and a very welcome one to many Americans and foreigners alike.

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Wonder Twin Powers Activate: Shape Of Stored Data, Form Of Excessive Government Reach (Opinion)

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We suspected it for a long time and Snowden blew the lid off last year. The United States government loves data on as many people as it can obtain, and there is no digital place safe from their prying eyes. This should not be a surprise but the data they are looking for goes beyond just your email, social media, and cell phone usage. Law enforcement agencies are also looking for avenues into your home.

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Blake’s Stage Of Rage: Lavabit, Secret Courts, And Trampled Freedom


As I write this have finished reading a write up at The Guardian by Ladar Levison the founder of Lavabit, an email service that gained notoriety for its use by Edward Snowden in the wake of Snowden’s NSA leaks. Lavabit’s mission was simple. Provide a source for email that was secure and encrypted. That is to say, the email service’s main goal was to keep those emails private. In this write up (which I implore you to read) Ladar talks about some of the details of his legal case that eventually lead to the closing of his business/service.

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Aljazeera Claims New Emails Point To A “Cozy” Relationship Between Silicon Valley And The NSA

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The Huffington Post is reporting that Aljazeera America has obtained emails that show some Silicon Valley Executives had a much cozier relationship with the NSA than they led us to believe. The Aljazeera report focuses on Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page in emails they obtained through the “Freedom of Information” Act.

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Why You Should Use Telegram Instead of WhatsApp

When Facebook acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp on February 19, 2014, for US$19 billion in shares, stock, and cash, two things happened: The Internet went crazy trying to figure out Facebook’s angle on the purchase, and millions of users began flocking to Telegram.


Founded in 2013 by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, Telegram is a free, open source messaging app that focuses on maintaining maximum security for its users. It is available on both Android and iOS officially and Windows Phone, Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX unofficially for free; indeed, the company makes it plain on their website that “Telegram is free forever.

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