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NSA intercepting ‘millions of images per day’ for use in targeted facial recognition program

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs (via AFP) The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing top secret documents. The Times said documents, which were obtained from fugitive…  …

NSA also serves U.S. corporations: Snowden interview

The US National Security Agency (NSA) sometimes uses data it collects for economic purposes, intelligence leaker Edward Snowden reveals in an extract of an interview with a German television chain to be broadcast Sunday. "If there is information, for……

Thousands of Berliners join anti-NSA protest

Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government’s perceived lax reaction to them. Organisers, among them the opposition Greens, The Left and Pirates parties, said 20,000 people turned out. Police…

NSA broke encryption on UN communications: report

The US National Security Agency broke the encryption securing the United Nations’ internal video conferencing at its New York headquarters, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday, citing secret NSA documents. The move provided the agency with “a dramatic improvement of data from video teleconferences and the ability to decrypt…

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