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International Business Times
FBI requests for customer data from internet and telecom firms rose 50% in 2015 a Justice Department memo sent to Congress reportedly revealed. The FBI uses a
FBI requests for customer data from internet and telecom firms rose 50% in 2015
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
a Justice Department memo sent to Congress reportedly revealed. The FBI uses a tool called National Security Letters (NSLs) to send out requests for data to internet and telecommunication firms to collect phone numbers, email and IP addresses,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Requests for data rise sharply under secretive US surveillance ordersin 2015 received 48,642 requests, up from 33,024 reported in 2014, for data via
Requests for data rise sharply under secretive US surveillance orders
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
in 2015 received 48,642 requests, up from 33,024 reported in 2014, for data via so-called National Security Letters (NSLs). The NSL is a tool used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to gather phone numbers, email and IP addresses, web... Read more
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PhysOrg
Supercooled cavities for particle accelerationA superconducting radio-frequency cryomodule installed in the NSLS-II ring. Whe
Supercooled cavities for particle acceleration
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
A superconducting radio-frequency cryomodule installed in the NSLS-II ring. When you think about the coldest places on Earth, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Cybersecurity: Voter data breaches spark fraud concernsnone of them. The memo also revealed that the FBI had sought 48,642 national s
Overnight Cybersecurity: Voter data breaches spark fraud concerns
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
none of them. The memo also revealed that the FBI had sought 48,642 national security letter (NSL) requests in 2015. NSLs are a form of subpoena used to force Internet and telecom companies to hand over customer data. Civil liberties... Read more
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The Verge
US surveillance court reportedly rejected zero spying requests last yearwere changed, as opposed to 19 in 2014. The FBI also reportedly sent 48,642 na
US surveillance court reportedly rejected zero spying requests last year
The Verge / Posted 5 days ago
were changed, as opposed to 19 in 2014. The FBI also reportedly sent 48,642 national security letters in 2015. NSLs are controversial demands for information that are accompanied by gag orders preventing the recipient from revealing the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
US foreign intelligence court did not deny any surveillance requests last yearmade in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL)
US foreign intelligence court did not deny any surveillance requests last year
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 6 days ago
made in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL) requests were made in 2015 by the FBI. NSLs are a type of subpoena authority used to compel internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data, such... Read more
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Raw Story
US spy court did not reject any surveillance orders in 2015: Justice Dept. memomade in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL)
US spy court did not reject any surveillance orders in 2015: Justice Dept. memo
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
made in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL) requests were made in 2015 by the FBI. NSLs are a type of subpoena authority used to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data, such... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memomade in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL)
U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
made in 2014. The memo also stated that 48,642 national security letter (NSL) requests were made in 2015 by the FBI. NSLs are a type of subpoena authority used to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data, such... Read more
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Tom's Hardware
Microsoft Says Secret Data Requests Are Now The Norm, Sues U.S. GovernmentNational Security Letter, which the government ended up withdrawing. The U.S. g
Microsoft Says Secret Data Requests Are Now The Norm, Sues U.S. Government
Tom's Hardware / Posted 21 days ago
National Security Letter, which the government ended up withdrawing. The U.S. government has a tendency to withdraw its NSLs when challenged, likely there's a potential issue of unconstitutionality. It would prefer to lose a case by withdrawing... Read more
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The Washington Times
Reddit’s removal of ‘warrant canary’ raises suspicions of national security probeU.S. law, companies can’t explicitly say how many times they’ve been served wit
Reddit’s removal of ‘warrant canary’ raises suspicions of national security probe
The Washington Times / Posted 1 months ago
U.S. law, companies can’t explicitly say how many times they’ve been served with national security letters, or NSLs, a type of administrative subpoena the FBI can use to compel a company to relinquish information believed relevant to... Read more
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Business Insurance
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency reportfrequency and breadth expanded dramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which wa
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency report
Business Insurance / Posted 1 months ago
frequency and breadth expanded dramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Several thousand NSLs are now issued by the FBI every year. At one point that number eclipsed 50,000 letters annua... Read more
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International Business Times
Reddit hints at National Security Letter snooping as 'warrant canary' takes flight data. John Pistole, former deputy director of the FBI, revealed in March 2007 t
Reddit hints at National Security Letter snooping as 'warrant canary' takes flight
International Business Times / Posted 1 months ago
data. John Pistole, former deputy director of the FBI, revealed in March 2007 that the agency was sending 40,000 to 60,000 NSLs a year. The use of such techniques rapidly expanded following the introduction of the US Patriot Act after the 9/11... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Reddit's removal of ‘warrant canary’ could hint at US demand for its user datait added. Reddit and other tech companies have in the past demanded that they
Reddit's removal of ‘warrant canary’ could hint at US demand for its user data
techcentral.ie / Posted 1 months ago
it added. Reddit and other tech companies have in the past demanded that they should be able to inform their users about NSLs. Twitter filed a suit in court in 2014 against the Department of Justice after the agency denied the company permission... Read more
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CNET
Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demandsother companies hold on behalf of their users. The FBI issued 192,499 of the de
Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands
CNET / Posted 1 months ago
other companies hold on behalf of their users. The FBI issued 192,499 of the demands from 2003 to 2006, and 97 percent of NSLs include a mandatory gag order. Related posts It wasn't a complete win for the Justice Department, however: Illston all... Read more
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Wired News
Reddit Hints—Without Saying Anything—That It Got a National Security Letterseek to let the public know it existed.” Now, in Reddit’s transparency report
Reddit Hints—Without Saying Anything—That It Got a National Security Letter
Wired News / Posted 1 months ago
seek to let the public know it existed.” Now, in Reddit’s transparency report for 2015, that entire section is missing.How NSLs Work National security letters are written demands from the FBI that compel internet service providers, credit... Read more
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TechCrunch
Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from fedslikely to offer without calling down the black helicopters. That’s not to say
Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds
TechCrunch / Posted 1 months ago
likely to offer without calling down the black helicopters. That’s not to say Reddit caved — or didn’t cave — to the feds. NSLs can be fought, and even triumphed over, but until a court decides the letter is no longer binding, it’s a serious crime... Read more
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Reuters
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency reportdramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the Sept
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency report
Reuters / Posted 1 months ago
dramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Several thousand NSLs are now issued by the FBI every year. At one point that number eclipsed 50,000 letters annually. (Reporting by Dustin... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency reportdramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the Sept
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency report
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
dramatically under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Several thousand NSLs are now issued by the FBI every year. At one point that number eclipsed 50,000 letters annually. (Reporting by Dustin... Read more
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