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    • Global surveillance

    • Global surveillance refers to the mass surveillance of entire populations across national borders. Its roots can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century, when the UKUSA Agreement was jointly enacted by the United Kingdom and the United States, which later expanded to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to creat ... Read »


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    • Big Brother Awards

    • The Big Brother Awards (BBAs) recognize "the government and private sector organizations ... which have done the most to threaten personal privacy". They are named after the George Orwell character Big Brother from the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. They are awarded yearly to authorities, companies, organizations, and per ... Read »


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    • Citizenfour

    • Citizenfour

      Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. The film had its US premiere on October 10, 2014, at the New York Film Festival and its UK premiere on October 17, 2014, at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, ... Read »


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    • Commentary on Edward Snowden's disclosure


    • The Day We Fight Back

    • The Day We Fight Back

      Planning: Notable Participants: The Day We Fight Back was a one-day global protest against mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA), the UK GCHQ, and the other Five Eyes partners involved in global surveillance. The "digital protest" took place on February 11, 2014 with more than 6,000 participating ... Read »


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    • Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies

    • The Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies was a review group formed by the Director of National Intelligence of the United States in light of the global surveillance disclosures of 2013. In December 2013, the five-member group produced a public report. On Au ... Read »


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    • ECHELON

    • ECHELON

      ECHELON, originally a secret government code name, is a surveillance program (signals intelligence / SIGINT collection and analysis network) operated on behalf of the five signatory nations to the UKUSA Security Agreement—Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, also known as the F ... Read »


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    • FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013

    • FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013

      The FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013 is a bill sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in the wake of the global surveillance disclosures of 2013. The bill proposes to limit government surveillance and other reforms of US surveillance. The bill has been compared to the USA Freedom Act in the House, also s ... Read »


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    • FISA Improvements Act

    • FISA Improvements Act

      The FISA Improvements Act is a proposed act by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Prompted by the disclosure of NSA surveillance by Edward Snowden, it would establish the surveillance program as legal, but impose some limitations on availability of the data. Opponents say the bill wou ... Read »


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    • Five Eyes

    • Five Eyes

      The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. The origins of the FVEY can be traced back to ... Read »


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    • German Parliamentary Committee investigating the NSA spying scandal

    • The German Parliamentary Committee investigating the NSA spying scandal (official title: 1. Untersuchungsausschuss „NSA“) was started on March 20, 2014, by the German Parliament in order to investigate the extent and background of foreign secret services spying in Germany in the light of the Global surveillan ... Read »


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    • Global surveillance by category

    • This is a category of disclosures related to global surveillance. The following table describes what is known about the below SIGINT Activity Designators (SIGADs). It is not presumed to be complete. PINWALE MARINA Transit AuthorityFAA TRAFFICTHIEF MARINAMAINWAY FALLOUTPINWALE CONVEYANCE NUCLEON Note: SIGADs no ... Read »


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    • Intelligence Act (France)

    • The French Intelligence Act of 24 July 2015 (French: loi relative au renseignement) is a statute passed by the French Parliament. The law creates a new chapter in the Code of Internal Security aimed at regulating the surveillance programs of French intelligence agencies, in particular those of the DGSI (domestic intell ... Read »


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    • The Intercept

    • The Intercept

      The Intercept is an online publication launched in February 2014 by First Look Media, the news organization created and funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The editors are Betsy Reed, Glenn Greenwald, and Jeremy Scahill; former editor Laura Poitras moved to Field of Vision, a First Look Media project focused on non- ... Read »


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    • List of people under Five Eyes surveillance

    • List of people under Five Eyes surveillance

      The "Five Eyes" (FVEY) refer to an alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement for joint cooperation in signals intelligence, military intelligence, and human intelligence. In recent years, documents of the F ... Read »


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    • Lustre (treaty)

    • Lustre is the codename of a secret treaty signed by France and the Five Eyes (FVEY) for cooperation in signals intelligence and for mutual data exchange between their respective intelligence agencies. Its existence was revealed during the 2013 global surveillance disclosure based on documents leaked by the former NSA c ... Read »


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    • No Place to Hide (Greenwald book)

    • No Place to Hide

      No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State is a 2014 non-fiction book by American investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald. It was first published on May 13, 2014 through Metropolitan Books and details Greenwald's role in the global surveillance disclosures as revealed by the former Nati ... Read »


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    • Barack Obama on mass surveillance

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      The U.S. presidency of Barack Obama had received widespread criticism due to its support of government surveillance. President Obama had released many statements on mass surveillance as a result. As a senator, Obama condemned the Patriot Act for violating the rights of American citizens. He argued that it allowed ... Read »


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    • Origins of global surveillance

    • The origins of global surveillance can be traced back to the late 1940s, when the UKUSA Agreement was jointly enacted by the United Kingdom and the United States, whose close cooperation eventually culminated in the creation of the global surveillance network, code-named "ECHELON", in 1971. In the aftermath of the 197 ... Read »


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    • Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board report on mass surveillance

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      The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board report on mass surveillance was issued in January 2014 in light of the global surveillance disclosures of 2013, recommending the US end bulk data collection. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was first chartered under the Intelligence Reform and Terrori ... Read »


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    • Reactions to global surveillance disclosures

    • The global surveillance disclosure released to media by Edward Snowden has caused tension in the bilateral relations of the United States with several of its allies and economic partners as well as in its relationship with the European Union. In August 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the creation of "a revi ... Read »


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    • Spy Booth

    • Spy Booth was an artwork by Banksy in Cheltenham, England. The piece has been seen as a critque of the Global surveillance disclosures of 2013. Recently Robin Barton and Bankrobber London have helped with the preservation of Banksy's Spy Booth in Cheltenham as well as attempting to broker the removal and sale of the ... Read »


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