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FBI Can Activate Web Cams Without Turning On Indicator Light


www.theblaze.com | The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.

Patriot Act Author Says Intel Czar Should be Prosecuted

www.thehill.com | Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress.

"Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill.

NSA Tracking Cell Phone Locations Worldwide

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

Guardian Editor Defends Publication of Snowden Files

www.washingtonpost.com | Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to publish a series of articles based on the secret files leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling a parliamentary committee that the right to continue pursuing the story goes to the heart of press freedoms and democracy in Britain.

Guardian Threatened with Terrorism Charges

www.truthdig.com | British police are investigating the staff of The Guardian newspaper to determine whether acts of journalism can be prosecuted as acts of terrorism.

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick said, “It appears possible once we look at the material that some people may have committed offenses. ... We need to establish whether they have or they haven’t.”

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