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Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

“How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.” Good coverage of FBI intelligence and counter-intelligence surveillance operations against “foreign” targets. The same techniques and technologies are used against domestic targets as well. Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy. Continue reading Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests

Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests An understandable surge in FOIA requests to NSA. “The number of Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the National Security Agency has increased by 888 percent this fiscal year, according to USA Today, indicating an even broader interest exists in the NSA’s domestic surveillance … Continue reading Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests

Project_ID: Who’s bugging the Russian opposition? – Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, 24 February 2012

US has the NSA/FBI/CIA/DHS and “Patriot Act”/”Main Core.” Russia has the FSB and SORM (System for Operative Investigative Activities) I, II, and III. “Can You Hear Me Now?” Da-Да/Yes ;-> See: http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/andrei-soldatov-irina-borogan/project-id-who%E2%80%99s-bugging-russian-opposition Continue reading Project_ID: Who’s bugging the Russian opposition? – Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, 24 February 2012