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# Phone Tapping

All time
# public interest
Gardaí will soon have to ask a judge if they want to access your data
A report was commissioned last year after the accessing of journalists’ records.
# fennelly report
'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny
The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.
# White House
Trump 'furious' as FBI rejects claim Obama tapped his phones
Trump’s comments appear to be based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet.
# Snooping
Gsoc access to journalists' phone records 'really worrying'
The NUJ is seeking to meet the watchdog over its accessing of private data.
# someone's listening
The government wanted to launch a phone-tapping bill in 1985...
And they were very worried about the legal ramifications of it.
# secure line
Convicted rapist sues State over recording of confidential phone calls
He is seeking an injunction preventing the authorities from intercepting and recording phone calls between him and his lawyers.
# NSA leaks
Guardian & Washington Post claim Pulitzer for Edward Snowden coverage
The reports have sparked a huge debate in the US on the merits and morality of mass public surveillance.
# Leaders' Questions
'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner
Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.
# Gardagate
Thousands of hours of recorded garda calls will have to be transcribed for inquiry
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said that the transcription process would ‘not be an easy exercise and obviously will take some time’.
# State Papers
Ex-senior garda advised Taoiseach not to appoint an 'outsider' as commissioner
With the gardaí in crisis after the retirement of its two most senior officers over the phone tapping scandal, one former officer had some advice for Garret FitzGerald.
# State Papers
Phone tapping: Papers reveal garda commissioner's belief that he had no choice but to retire
The Fine Gael-led government’s insistence in 1983 that two senior garda officers were not forced to retire over the phone tapping scandal is at odds with State papers released this month.
# Spying
A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered
Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.
# spygate
German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations
Allegations of US spying has caused “a moment of tension” with some allies, admitted the US.
# Phone Tapping
US whistleblower Snowden charged with espionage for leaking secret documents
The former government contractor revealed that the NSA collects Americans’ phone records and internet data from US companies.
# America
Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers
Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.
# Phone Tapping
Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government
The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.
# media protection
The White House says it's trying to help journalists, not hinder them
The White House has denied any prior knowledge about Association Press phone records being seized.
# Phone Hacking
NOTW's Irish editor commissioned hacker to intercept emails - BBC
BBC’s Panorama show will tonight claim that Alex Marunchak, then editor of the Irish edition, commissioned an email hacker.