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U.S. Adds Chinese Firms to Blacklist, Citing Repression of Muslim Minorities 

U.S. Adds Chinese Firms to Blacklist, Citing Repression of Muslim Minorities 

The U.S. government is sanctioning 28 Chinese entities for involvement in the suppression of the Uighur people of China’s Xinjaing province, the Wall Street Journal reports. Targets of the action include video-surveillance and facial-recognition giants Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, Megvii Technology Inc. and SenseTime Group Ltd. The decision by the Commerce Department to add the...

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Israel Accused of Planting Spy Devices Near the White House

Israel Accused of Planting Spy Devices Near the White House

The government of Israel, likely that of Saudi Arabia and Russia, hopes President Trump will be re-elected in 2020. But that doesn’t mean they don’t spy on him. From POLITICO The miniature surveillance devices, colloquially known as “StingRays,” mimic regular cell towers to fool cell phones into giving them their locations and identity information. Formally...

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Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

The Guardian reports that recently released documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal the previously unknown extent of the Pentagon’s wide-area surveillance capabilities. South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois have been playing unknown host to 25 solar-powered balloons as part of a test through U.S. Southern Command since mid-July and the tests...

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Was Snowden Right? Disputed NSA Phone Program Is Shut Down

Was Snowden Right? Disputed NSA Phone Program Is Shut Down

In June 2013, NSA network administrator Edward Snowden gave Glenn Greenwald and the Guardian internal documentation of a surveillance system that analyzes logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts in the search for suspected terrorists. Now, a senior Capitol Hill Republican staffer says NSA has discontinued the program and the Trump administration might not ask...