Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – August 1, 2013

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Black Hat 2013: NSA Chief Reveals Details About PRISM as Hecklers Call Him a Liar – Alexander leaned heavily on the counter-terrorism explanation to justify the programs, saying the level of data collection was necessary to stop terrorism. He insisted, however, that there were safeguards built in to protect civil liberties, and that oversight from the courts, Congress, and the White House was in place to prevent any abusive behavior by NSA analysts.

Hackers to NSA chief: Read the Constitution – The head of the NSA faces a tough audience as he appeals to hackers and security professionals at Black Hat 2013 to help the U.S. government build better spying tools.

XKeyscore NSA tool uncovered, collects pretty much the whole internet – Just as we thought we knew everything about the government spying on us, another leak has made its way into the limelight that reveals a new program, besides…

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