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Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers

Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers

June 06, 2014Mohit Kumar
Vodafone , the world’s second-largest mobile carrier with more than 400 million customers around the world has issued its first " Law Enforcement Disclosure Report ", reveals that the governments in some of the countries it operates, have direct access to its network allowing them to listen to all conversations. The Company has broken its silence on government surveillance and after Snowden's revelations about NSA , this is the only most comprehensive transparency report ever published by an International company detailing that how some Governments are taking advantage of their laws to infiltrate citizens privacy. Vodafone operates in 29 countries, where the government agencies need legal notices to tap into customers’ communications, but some of those countries are actually tapping directly into their network, without any need for a warrant or any explanation. There are many countries like Albania, Egypt, Hungary, India , Malta, Qatar, Romania, South Africa and Turk
Google Admits that It Reads your Emails

Google Admits that It Reads your Emails

April 16, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Google has updated its privacy terms and conditions on Monday to offer more transparency regarding its email-scanning practices. One of the world’s biggest Web internet giant, Google, made it clear that the information its users submit and share with its systems is all analyzed. Last year, Google was accused of its illegal interception of all electronic communications sent to Gmail account holders and using the gathering data to sell and place advertisements in order to serve related ads to its users. Practically, the more information you let Google collect about you, the more accurate its adverts become. But Google has long insisted that its scanning practices are outlined in its terms of service. So, finally admitting the accusation, Google has made some changes in its terms of service res a new paragraph that explains the manner in which its software automatically scans and analyzes the content of Gmail messages when they are sent, received, and stored. " Our
Angry Birds and other Mobile Gaming apps leaking your private information to NSA

Angry Birds and other Mobile Gaming apps leaking your private information to NSA

January 28, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Are you fond of playing games on your Smartphone like Angry Birds or Subway Surfer ?? You should now stop wasting your time, because NSA is utilizing your gaming energy in the best possible way. According to the latest documents leaked by former U.S. Government contractor Edward Snowden , Some of the world's most popular Smartphone applications are telling British (GCHQ) and American intelligence agencies ( NSA ) everything about you. NSA is tapping communication across the Internet of all " leaky " apps ( Unencrypted app, without SSL connection ) to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data, including your age, location, sex and even sexual preferences. This is really unacceptable! The Guardian claims that the NSA and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of these ‘leaky’ apps, collecting most sensitive information such as sexual orientation and " even sends specific sexual preferences such a
FISC Court renews the Permission to collect Telephony Metadata again

FISC Court renews the Permission to collect Telephony Metadata again

October 14, 2013Wang Wei
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has once again has renewed the permission to the U.S. government for a controversial program to collect the telephony metadata from American phone companies. The News that the NSA collects bulk phone call metadata including phone numbers, call times and duration from Verizon and other backbone providers initially leaked out in June by Edward Snowden . It’s pointed out that FISA court orders are usually issued to track a specific person. It’s rare to see the government collecting information on every single person. The government filed an application with the FISC seeking renewal of the authority to collect telephony metadata in bulk, which expired on Friday. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has published a press release and the Court has renewed that authority. The program does not allow the government to listen in on anyone’s phone calls , and the information acquired does not include the content
Snowden : Seven Private Telecom Companies giving unlimited access to British spy agency

Snowden : Seven Private Telecom Companies giving unlimited access to British spy agency

August 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
The latest release from Edward Snowden shows that the Vodafone, BT, Verizon and some other total seven Private Telecom Companies have been secretly collaborating with the British spy agency, GCHQ and giving unlimited access to the details of phone calls, emails and Facebook entries. Another leak claimed that The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCH Q over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programs. One of the PowerPoint presentations, dating 2009, mentions British Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone, Level 3, Global Crossing, Interoute and Viatel, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung calls them key partners of GCHQ. Snowden left the Moscow airport in a taxi, although his intended destination was not clear. The US said it was extremely disappointed by Russia's decision. According to Snowden, when handing over these documents, “ It’s not just a US problem ” and he stated that, in fact, GCHQ is
Australia’s Telstra Wiretapping undersea cables from past 12 years for FBI

Australia’s Telstra Wiretapping undersea cables from past 12 years for FBI

July 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
According to a secret agreement it signed in 2001 with the FBI and US Department of Justice - Telstra, Australia’s largest phone company is storing huge volumes of electronic communications it carried between Asia and the US for potential surveillance by US intelligence agencies. The contract was prompted by Telstra's undersea telecommunications joint venture called Reach . Undersea cabling “ physically located in the United States, from which Electronic Surveillance can be conducted pursuant to Lawful US Process. ” The document also specifies the facility should be run exclusively by US staff.  The document was signed by Douglas Gration, a barrister who was then Telstra's company secretary and official liaison for law enforcement and national security agencies. The venture also guaranteed it would be able to provide U.S. authorities with copies of stored data, call logs, subscriber information, and billing data, according to the document. Those were to be stor
PRISM like Surveillance system in France to intercept billions of communications

PRISM like Surveillance system in France to intercept billions of communications

July 04, 2013Mohit Kumar
The US isn't the only western country with an Digital eye i.e PRISM like  surveillance program , designed to monitor internet and phone communications . French is leading member at European Parliament and they voted to launch an in-depth inquiry against the US's based PRISM surveillance project. The fact that the French DGSE is itself engaged in similar program should make for some awkward proceedings as that inquiry gets underway. France’s General Directorate for External Security has a PRISM like system that intercept and processes the metadata for billions and billions of communications, including internet messaging, phone calls , SMS and even faxes. The one difference being that PRISM was used to spy on international targets whereas the DGSE were only keeping a watch on the French. According to French newspaper, Le Monde - program goal is ostensibly to track the behavior of terrorist cells, but the Directorate allegedly shares the anonymized informa
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