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# surveillance - Monday 28 April, 2014

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

# surveillance - Monday 14 April, 2014

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.

# surveillance - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

# surveillance - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices

Some were more forthcoming than others…

# surveillance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan

The Sinn Féin president said the man took issue with comments he made in a radio interview linking bugging at the GSOC offices to the ombudsman’s inquiry into garda collusion with Boylan.

Shatter on GSOC: "My only interest is that we get at the truth"

The Justice Minister is facing questions over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Garda Ombudsman.

From The Daily Edge Insomnia Coffee's response to the GSOC scandal is absolute PR genius Gsoc

Insomnia Coffee's response to the GSOC scandal is absolute PR genius

Finally, this scandal has a winner.

# surveillance - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about top-ups, GSOC surveillance claims and an alleged sexual assault on a child.

Surveillance company says Paul Williams report on GSOC was "wholly inaccurate"

Verrimus, which carried out the security sweep of GSOC, has dismissed suggestions made in the Irish Independent today about the source of the anomalies.

# surveillance - Monday 17 February, 2014

Security specialists deny trying to sell bugging equipment to gardaí

Reports today said that Verrimus had tried to sell the type of equipment found at GSOC offices to gardaí, but they say that can’t sell that type of equipment.

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

# surveillance - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC

The Garda Commissioner says that he raised the issue of leaks with GSOC.

# surveillance - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Shatter rules out independent GSOC inquiry

The Justice Minister will appear before the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.

# surveillance - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data

Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.

# surveillance - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

# surveillance - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits

It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers

# surveillance - Friday 10 January, 2014

FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero

FBI boss James Comey said he doesn’t understand how someone who disagrees with the way the US government works could be considered a hero or a whistleblower.

# surveillance - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message

It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.

# surveillance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel

The mass collection of private phonecalls should be stopped, the review says.

# surveillance - Monday 9 December, 2013

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

# surveillance - Friday 1 November, 2013

John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times

The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.

# surveillance - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death

For most, debates about the snooping NSA and GCHQ are little more than great material for a chat down the pub – but for human rights defenders around the world, digital security is synonymous with personal security, writes Mary Lawlor.

# surveillance - Monday 9 September, 2013

NSA 'can access most smartphone data'

That is according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, which says that data included contacts, call lists, SMS traffic and more.

# surveillance - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

# surveillance - Sunday 1 September, 2013

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US

The New York Times reports the sharpened scrutiny, citing current US officials.

# surveillance - Monday 19 August, 2013

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

# surveillance - Monday 12 August, 2013

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia

The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

# surveillance - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# surveillance - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

# surveillance - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe'

Bolivia and Venezuela have both said that they would consider an asylum application from the NSA whistleblower.

# surveillance - Monday 1 July, 2013

European Commission expects 'clarity and transparency' from US over spying claims

In a statement today the Commission said that the allegations that offices in Brussels and the United States were targeted, “demand full clarification”.

# surveillance - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Edward Snowden's choice of Ecuador is riddled with problems

Uncovered documents show the South American country has major surveillance capabilities.

# surveillance - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

White House cranks up the pressure to find Edward Snowden

Julian Assange has said Snowden is ‘safe’ after leaving Hong Kong after the United States revoked his passport.

# surveillance - Monday 24 June, 2013

US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow

The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.

# surveillance - Saturday 22 June, 2013

NAMA and the banks are tapping debtors’ phones and emails, claims TD

Michelle Mulherin says state-owned banks, NAMA and the former IBRC are incepting phone calls and emails of debtors.

# surveillance - Monday 17 June, 2013

China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing

A State-backed newspaper has claimed extraditing Edward Snowden would leave Hong Kong ‘forever tarnished’.

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits

The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.

# surveillance - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

# surveillance - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email Morto

5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email

You really shouldn’t have written that.