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Series: Keeping Up with the Snoops

In this sporadic series, Josh Centers rounds up news surrounding NSA mass surveillance programs revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops

New revelations about the NSA continue to appear. Josh Centers summarizes all of the latest developments to keep you up to speed on just how far things have gone.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 2: The 4th Amendment Strikes Back

The repercussions of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations continue to build every day. Josh Centers sums up the developments since his last roundup.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 3: A New Hope

As the Obama administration attempts to quell concerns over mass data collection, the U.S. intelligence community is drawing more fire from governments, including its own.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 4: When the Going Gets Weird…

It’s time once again to catch up on the flood of news coming from the intelligence community. Josh Centers takes you on a journey involving UFOs, an advice columnist for spies, an epic battle between the CIA and the Senate, and a preview of his upcoming Macworld/iWorld panel.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 5: A Roundup of Roundups

It has been over a year since the first documents were released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealing the agency’s secret mass surveillance programs. Join Josh Centers as he takes you on a tour of what has happened since our last look at the ongoing situation.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 6: A Game of Chairs

In the latest round of Snoops updates, Josh Centers brings you an update on the CIA/Senate kerfuffle we reported back in March, what Edward Snowden is up to, and why Tor isn’t as secure as you might have thought.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 9: Junk in the PRISM Trunk

In the latest edition of our series on the U.S. mass surveillance saga, comedian John Oliver figures out what will make Americans care about government surveillance, it turns out that mass surveillance was happening well before 9/11, we analyze the current presidential contenders on their privacy records, part of the Patriot Act may be coming to an end, and we take a look at Stingrays and the TSA.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops X 10.0

A lot has happened since our last installment. Several key bills are being debated in Congress, a new surveillance program has been revealed, presidential candidates have offered their input, the snoops are moving on Silicon Valley, and a high-profile leaker had his day in court.

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Keeping Up with the Snoops 11: News at Eleven

Congress has taken its first step toward surveillance reform. Josh Centers explains how we got here and what that means.