Category Archives: Surveillance

European Parliament rapporteur quits in Acta protest | BBC News

Negotiations over a controversial anti-piracy agreement have been described as a “masquerade” by a key Euro MP.

Kader Arif, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), resigned over the issue on Friday.

He said he had witnessed “never-before-seen manoeuvres” by officials preparing the treaty. Continue reading…

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Tel Aviv University accused of spying on student activists | Haaretz.com

Tel Aviv University has called on lecturers to turn in students who carried out protest activities on campus last week. Students and lecturers accused the university of resorting to “secret police” methods and oppressing legal social protest on campus.

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Omstridt svensk terrorovervåking blir utvidet – Aftenposten

Det svenske politiet får tilgang til nordmenns utenlandssamtaler og internett-bruk. Les mer…

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As Banks Start Nosing Around Facebook and Twitter, the Wrong Friends Might Just Sink Your Credit | Betabeat |Silicon Alley 2.0.

A new wave of startups is working on algorithms gathering data for banks from the web of associations on the internet known as “the social graph,” in which people are “nodes” connected to each other by “edges.” Banks are already using social media to befriend their customers, and increasingly, their customers’ friends. The specifics are still shaking out, but the gist is that eventually, social media will account for at least the tippy-top of the mountain of data banks keep on their customers. Read more…

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Police in City see occupiers as ‘terror’ risk | The Independent

The City of London Police force was facing criticism last night after including the Occupy London demonstration in a letter warning businesses about potential terrorist threats. Read more…

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Skeptisk til kriminalisering av gummihansker | NRK Nyheter

PSTs foreslåtte endringer av terrorlovgivningen er langt mer dramatisk enn tidligere kjent. Les mer…

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The new cyber-industrial complex spying on us | Pratap Chatterjee | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

WikiLeaks’ Spy Files reveal the frightening scale and ambition of the industry now devoted to surveillance of all our daily lives. Read more…

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