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Former US president Carter uses snail mail to evade NSA

Former US president Jimmy Carter has admitted he uses snail mail to evade monitoring by the National Security Agency and that he feels such surveillance methods have been abused. "When I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write a letter myself, put it in the post office, and mail it," Carter said with a laugh, as he was questioned on the matter on NBC's "Meet the Press" program. "I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored," he said on the Sunday show.

China's Huawei condemns reported NSA snooping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese telecom and internet company Huawei defended is independence on Sunday and said it would condemn any infiltration of its servers by the U.S. National Security Agency if reports of such activities by the NSA were true. The New York Times and German magazine Der Spiegel reported this weekend, citing documents leaked by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, that the NSA had obtained sensitive data and monitored Huawei executives' communications.

NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated servers in the headquarters of Chinese telecommunications and internet giant Huawei Technologies Co, obtaining sensitive information and monitoring the communications of top executives, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

US President Barack Obama met bosses from Facebook, Google and other Internet giants Friday to discuss plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry. Obama sat down with company chiefs including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who said last week he had called the president personally to express frustration with the vast online intelligence dragnets.

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

US President Barack Obama met bosses from Facebook, Google and other Internet giants Friday to discuss plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry. Obama sat down with company chiefs including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who said last week he had called the president personally to express frustration with the vast online intelligence dragnets.

Montreal's police officer 'No. 728' charged with assault in 2012 arrest

MONTREAL - A Montreal police officer best known by her badge number has been charged with simple assault in connection with a highly publicized arrest caught on video. The Crown says the charge against Stefanie Trudeau stems from an arrest in October 2012 that started with a man drinking beer outdoors. The arrest became highly publicized after a video of it went viral and was widely shown in the media. Video and audio recordings pointed to a forceful, profanity-laced arrest of a friend of the man who was accused of drinking.

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

US President Barack Obama meets Internet bosses on Friday to discuss his latest plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry. Obama was expected to meet company chiefs including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who said last week he had called the president personally to express frustration with the vast online intelligence dragnets. A White House official said the meeting was to continue Obama's "dialogue with them on the issues of privacy, technology, and intelligence."

Mexican police find 7 slain near U.S. border

Mexico City, Mar 21 (EFE).- Authorities in northwestern Mexico found seven people shot to death inside an SUV near the U.S. border, Sonora state police said. The vehicle and bodies were discovered Wednesday on a hill in the municipality of Caborca, just across the border from Pima County, Arizona, police said in a statement. A wounded man at the scene told police that he and the other seven people were intercepted by armed assailants while transporting illegal drugs.

Mexican police find 7 slain near U.S. border

Mexico City, Mar 21 (EFE).- Authorities in northwestern Mexico found seven people shot to death inside an SUV near the U.S. border, Sonora state police said. The vehicle and bodies were discovered Wednesday on a hill in the municipality of Caborca, just across the border from Pima County, Arizona, police said in a statement. A wounded man at the scene told police that he and the other seven people were intercepted by armed assailants while transporting illegal drugs.

Comcast report shows range of secret data requests

US conglomerate Comcast said Thursday it received 24,698 law enforcement requests for customer data in 2013, plus some for national security reasons. The company, which published its first "transparency report," followed guidelines of an agreement with US authorities which allow only a range of numbers to be reported on national security requests. Comcast, which operates the largest US cable broadband service and owns NBCUniversal, said the number of orders from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were between zero and 999 in the first six months of 2013.
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