caption A 21-story building in New York City that can survive a nuclear blast. source Google Maps AT&T has been helping the NSA with its mass surveillance programme, according to documents and sources obtained by The Intercept. Eight AT&T buildings around the US, many fortified, are used as sites where the NSA can tap into phone, text, and browsing records from around the world, documents suggest. A nuclear bomb-proof building in New York and a mostly windowless building in Los Angeles are among these sites. AT&T did not address the claim, but said it fulfils its legal obligations. The NSA declined to comment. AT&T has reportedly been collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) to allow it to review people’s texts, phone calls, and browsing data through eight fortress-like buildings across major US cities. Online news site The Intercept has obtained … [Read more...] about These towering, windowless, bomb-proof buildings in major US cities are reportedly part of an under-the-radar partnership between AT&T and the NSA
Subpoena of phone records
By Natasha Singer and Prashant S. Rao, New York Times Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS /AFP /Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Protestors from the pressure group Avaaz demonstrate outside Portcullis house where Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer is to be questioned by members of parliament in London on April 26, 2018. The New York Time’s decided to conduct a privacy experiment: Request our data in both Britain and the United States, to get a sense of how easy it will be for people in Europe to access their personal information compared with people in the United States. less Protestors from the pressure group Avaaz demonstrate outside Portcullis house where Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer is to be questioned by members of parliament in London on April 26, 2018. ... more … [Read more...] about U.S. vs. Britain: a test of getting your personal data
Updated 11:28 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens looks on before speaking at an event near the capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by both a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday, May 24, 2018, during a legislative hearing by a special committee considering whether to recommend impeachment. less FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens looks on before speaking at an event near the capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations ... more Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP The Latest: Missouri lawmakers … [Read more...] about The Latest: Missouri lawmakers subpoena Greitens to testify
Technology MAY 20, 2018 The European Union will put in place one of the toughest data privacy laws in the world this week. The law, among other provisions, gives people in Europe the right to obtain the personal data that companies have on them. That is a sweeping right to data access that Americans don’t have. So we decided to conduct a privacy experiment: Request our data in both Britain and the United States, to get a sense of how easy it will be for people in Europe to access their personal information compared with American users. We conducted our experiment using a 20-year-old British law that entitles individuals to see the personal data held about them by companies in that country. The law provides similar data access rights as the coming European rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or G.D.P.R. -- offering a sense of how the new law might play out. Prashant, an editor in London, and Natasha, a technology reporter in New York, … [Read more...] about U.K. vs. U.S.: How Much of Your Personal Data Can You Get?
Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd's defense attorney wants East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert to come clean about some campaign contributions he received in 2017 from local developers. According to two subpoenas filed Tuesday, attorney Lee Davis is trying to get Lambert and the East Ridge keeper of records to bring any bank statements, phone records or emails related to those contributions to Boyd's upcoming motion-to-dismiss hearing in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Boyd is charged with extortion. Tim Boyd leaves court Friday after his arraignment hearing with Bradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Freiberg presiding. Tim Boyd leaves court Friday after his arraignment... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. In his subpoenas, Davis seems to be homing in on three $1,000 donations Exit 1 developers gave Lambert in the summer of 2017, just days after the East Ridge City Council approved more than $4 million in bonds for an infrastructure project. "Please … [Read more...] about Tim Boyd case: Subpoenas ask for bank, phone, email records related to Lambert campaign contributions