Hong Kong rally backs Snowden, denounces allegations of U.S. spying
HONG KONG - A few hundred rights advocates and political activists marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to demand protection for Edward Snowden, who leaked revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance and is now believed to be holed up in the former British colony.
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News of U.S. Surveillance Draws Anger Abroad
Activists and militants expressed outrage over the disclosures about the global scope of American data mining and surveillance of private information conveyed over the Internet.
Aurora Attackers Were Looking For Google's Surveillance Database
An anonymous reader writes "When in early 2010 Google shared with the public that they had been breached in what became known as the Aurora attacks, they said that the attackers got their hands on some source code and were looking to access Gmail accounts of Tibetan activists. What they didn't make public is that the hackers have also accessed a database containing information about court-issued surveillance orders that enabled law enforcement agencies to monitor email accounts belonging to diplomats, suspected spies and terrorists. Whether this was the primary goal of the attacks as well as how much information was exfiltrated is unknown. current and former U.S. government officials interviewed by the Washington Post say that the database in question was possibly accessed in order to discover which Chinese intelligence operatives located in the U.S. were under surveillance."
Family of Chinese Activist, Chen Guangcheng, Said to Be Harassed
Almost a year after Chen Guangcheng was released to the United States, he said that his family remains under surveillance in China, and his jailed nephew has been beaten.
In a Major Privacy Victory, Seattle Mayor Orders Police to Dismantle Its Drone Program After Protests
In an amazing victory for privacy advocates and drone activists, yesterday, Seattle’s mayor ordered the city's police agency to cease trying use surveillance drones and dismantle its drone program. The police will return the two drones they previously purchased with a Department of Homeland Security grant to the manufacturer.