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August 30, 2013
Microsoft and Google to sue government over transparency
Not content with the inability to publish certain data request figures, Microsoft and Google -- in a rare show of unity -- said they are engaging in legal action against the U.S. government in order to disclose secret FISA court orders. By pursuing court action, the companies are hoping to be indemnified from the PRISM scandal, which they and others were named in.
- Read more: Microsoft and Google to sue government over transparency (ZDNet)
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August 31, 2013
Leaked documents detail broad reach of U.S. cyberoperations
Not long after NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander was heckled at the 2013 Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, the U.S. intelligence agency was revealed by a new round of Snowden leaks that it carried out "cyberoperations" against a number of foreign targets.
In 2011, a tight-knit group of U.S. authorities carried out 231 offensive cyberattacks, primarily targeted at Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China, according to the report. A $652 million projected, dubbed GENIE, allowed U.S. agencies to break into foreign networks to spy on operations abroad.
- Read more: Leaked documents detail broad reach of U.S. cyberoperations (CNET)
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Source: The Washington Post
September 2, 2013
Brazilian president, oil giant targeted by NSA spy program
Next up, it was South America's turn. Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was slated to be one of those picked out by the NSA for surveillance, along with her staff. It was also reported that the NSA tapped into the networks of state-owned oil company Petrobras, which would contradict the U.S.' claim that it had nothing to do with economic espionage.
- Read more: Brazilian president targeted by NSA spy program (ZDNet)
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(Source: O Globo)