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The Verge

The NSA's voice-recognition system raises hard questions for Echo and Google Home
The Verge
As it turns out, the NSA had roughly the same idea. In an Intercept piece on Friday, reporter Ava Kofman detailed the secret history of the NSA's speaker recognition systems, dating back as far as 2004. One of the programs was a system known as Voice ...

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CNBC

The NSA knows who you are just by the sound of your voice—and their tech predates Apple and Amazon
CNBC
In fact, the NSA used such technology during Operation Iraqi Freedom, when analysts were able to verify audio thought to be of Saddam Hussein speaking. It suggests that national security operatives had access to high-level voice technology long before ...

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The INQUIRER

Donald Trump signs bill to renew NSA's controversial spying law
The INQUIRER
A 2016 report had revealed that the NSA collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls in 2015 alone. In response to Thursday's "failure", the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said that it will continue to challenge NSA mass ...
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Politico

NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve
Politico
The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn't destroyed ...
NSA failed to preserve some data related to surveillance court case: reportThe Hill
NSA erased surveillance data related to controversial GW Bush spying program – court documentsRT
National Security Agency deleted data it promised to keep for court proceedingsTheBlaze.com
Sputnik International
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RT

NSA voice recognition technology: 'Blanket surveillance, not tracking criminals'
RT
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is using voice recognition software to spy on people and detect their locations, according to declassified documents obtained by the media. The NSA has been recording and gathering private phone calls to identify ...



The Boston Globe

The omnipresent Seth Moulton is reluctant to explain his NSA vote
The Boston Globe
Whether he's trolling the president on Twitter or lambasting him on cable news, the congressman from the North Shore has been one of the most vocal critics of the year-old Trump administration, on grounds of both policy and character. In a radio ...



NSA Admits It Has AGAIN Been Deleting Evidence Needed In Long-Running Surveillance Lawsuit
Techdirt
The NSA is once again deleting data it's been ordered to retain for ongoing lawsuits. This isn't the first time. The Jewel v. NSA lawsuit -- which is nearing its tenth year in litigation -- has been ground zero for multiple NSA screw-ups. The shutdown ...
NSA Destroys Evidence in Lawsuit Against SurveillanceThe New American

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Sputnik International

Whistleblower: FBI, NSA Conspire to Delete Data to Cover Up Their Crimes
Sputnik International
​For Bill Binney, a whistleblower and former NSA technical director, that's a hard "no." Speaking to Sputnik Radio's Loud & Clear, Binney says the fact that both the NSA and the FBI got rid of data they'd been specifically asked to retain shows that ...

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The Intercept

Finding Your Voice
The Intercept
These and other classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA has developed technology not just to record and transcribe private conversations but to automatically identify the speakers. Americans most ...



The Verge

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers
The Verge
The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA. Passed 65 to 34. The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump's desk ...
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