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Novaya Gazeta is reporting the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia’s (FSKN) secret database was leaked, revealing names and photos of “anonymous” informants. Most egregiously, it was bought by a reporter for around $50, from a bootleg DVD salesman in a Moscow train station. The collection, available on 5 CDs, not only contains photographs and […]

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Nothing says outrage at the creeping surveillance state like an adorable terrier wearing human clothes with leaked NSA documents printed on them. Big Data Pawn Shop, an art project/clothing label wants you to be able to make a fashion STATEMENT with the documents that Edward Snowden risked his life to smuggle out of NSA headquarters. If […]

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A tiny violin is playing for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton today because he’s unhappy that Google and Apple’s new encryption techniques won’t allow law enforcement to search your phone. Responding to the companies’ latest effort to make phones with default encryption settings that even they can’t access, Bratton says: It’s disgraceful that these two companies are… consciously… thwarting […]

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Diego Trujillo’s This Tape Will Self Destruct prints “a mixture of images and texts extracted from Cold War fictions paired up with excerpts from current secret documents.” Shortly after, these print-outs burst into flames. With the Kremlin security agencies going back to typewriter and paper to prevent computer leaks and the Guardian having to destroy the hardware which […]

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ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which rans Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Citizenfour will be released on October 24th in New York. Citizenfour, the latest documentary by Laura Poitras, attempts to give us an overview of the NSA’s shocking invasions into […]

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Each year, hip hop magazine XXL releases their ‘Freshman Class’ issue, that features the top ten up and coming rappers on their cover. But no need to wait until 2010 to see who made the cut, thanks to an intrepid tipster who claims to have taken a spy shot of the roster. Although we can’t […]

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