security
How Trump’s Stooge in Congress Fucked Up His Wiretapping Investigation

Meet Devin Nunes. The Republican congressman from California is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and earned his badge of infamy this week when he claimed that President Trump and his associates were “incidentally monitored.” On Friday, Nunes backed down from that claim. Very embarrassing. Read More >>

politics
FBI Head Says He Has ‘No Information’ to Support Trump’s Bullshit Wiretapping Claim

Appearing before the House Select Committee on Intelligence today, FBI director James Comey couldn’t offer a shred of evidence to support Donald Trump’s outlandish and totally unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. Read More >>

trump
“Nonsense, Utterly Ridiculous & Should Be Ignored” – GCHQ On Trump’s Wiretap Claims

Intelligence agency GCHQ has had to take time out of its day to specifically refute Donald Trump's claims that it wiretapped Trump Tower during the election. Read More >>

privacy
US Officials Knew NSA Spying Programme Was Likely Illegal

A formerly secret report on the NSA’s warrant-less surveillance was published yesterday evening. It’s a detailed look into the history of the Stellarwind surveillance program—one that makes it clear that US government officials repeatedly questioned its legality and efficacy. Read More >>

giz explains
What Is PRISM?

On Thursday night, the Washington Post and Guardian dropped concurrent bombshell reports. Their subject was PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and nearly every tech company you rely on daily. PRISM has allowed the US (and possibly UK) government unprecedented access to your personal information for at least the last six years. But what is it, exactly? Read More >>

internet
Wikipedia Italy Rages Against Berlusconi’s New “Wiretapping” Act

The front page of Wikipedia Italy is not its usual trivia-filled self today. It's a full-page editorial outpouring against possible new Italian legislation, which would require sites to publish apologies to offended parties within 48 hours of offence being caused. Read More >>