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Yasha Levine

  1. The CIA helped sell a mapping startup to Google. Now they won't tell us why

    Agency denies my FOIA request, telling me they can "neither confirm nor deny" existence of documents explaining the deal.

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    From the Surveillance Valley desk

  2. "We got geeks": Inside Google's ugly war against the homeless in LA

    In Los Angeles, Google has a brilliantly simple plan to combat homelessness: Hire private security to harass and push the homeless out sight, and then make sure that the smelly bastards and their tents and carts never come back.

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    From the News desk

  3. Tor reportedly hires Verizon's PR firm to fight back against Pando's reporting

    Over the past six months, I've published a series of stories on the longstanding and deeply conflicted financial relationship between the Tor Project and various arms of the US National Security State. Those arms include the Pentagon, the State Department and a CIA spinoff called the BBG that's dedicated to waging propaganda warfare against countries hostile to US interests.

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    From the News desk

  4. Internet privacy, funded by spooks: A brief history of the BBG

    For the past few months I've been covering U.S. government funding of popular Internet privacy tools like Tor, CryptoCat and Open Whisper Systems. During my reporting, one agency in particular keeps popping up: An agency with one of those really bland names that masks its wild, bizarre history: the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG.

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    From the News desk

  5. Support Yasha Levine's "Surveillance Valley" — a book about how Silicon Valley created the world's most effective surveillance apparatus

    As regular Pando readers know, for the past year-and-a-half I've been covering the "Surveillance Valley" beat — investigating the for-profit surveillance business that powers Silicon Valley and the way this technology is increasingly being used to monitor and control our lives.

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    From the News desk

  6. How leading Tor developers and advocates tried to smear me after I reported their US Government ties

    “I contract for the United States Government to build anonymity technology for them and deploy it.”

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    From the News desk

  7. Refugees, neo-Nazis, and super patriots: Heading into the Ukrainian war zone

    CHUGUYEV, UKRAINE — It's just before noon on August 29 when we pull into a dilapidated military depot filled with Ukrainian armor, sitting just south of Kharkov and a couple of hours north of the rebel breakaway People's Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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    From the News desk

  8. Welcome to The Luhansk People's Republic: Following the Russian convoy into rebel-held Ukraine

    IZVARINO, LUHANSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC — It's around 12:30 pm and pushing 100 F when Russia’s humanitarian aid convoy finally starts rumbling across the Russian border and into rebel-held Ukrainian territory under heavy militia guard.

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    From the News desk

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