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Former CIA Director Recommends Increased Data Collection

www.nationaljournal.com | Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA and a member of President Obama's task force on surveillance, said in an interview on Sunday that a controversial telephone data-collection program conducted by the National Security Agency should be expanded to include emails. He also said the program, far from being unnecessary, could prevent the next 9/11.

Snowden to Give Evidence to EU Parliament


www.theguardian.com | The European parliament is lining up Edward Snowden to give evidence by video link this month, in spite of resistance by British Conservatives, a Green MEP has announced.

Cellphone Data Spying: It's Not Just the NSA

www.usatoday.com | The National Security Agency isn't the only government entity secretly collecting data from people's cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.

Method of Recording Brain Could Lead to Mind Reading Devices

www.thealmagest.com | A brain region activated when people are asked to perform mathematical calculations in an experimental setting is similarly activated when they use numbers — or even imprecise quantitative terms, such as “more than”— in everyday conversation, according to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists.

IRS Using Google Maps to Spy on Taxpayers

www.dailycaller.com | Agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are using Google Maps as part of their tool kit to audit taxpayers and organizations, The Daily Caller has learned.

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