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The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

What if the FBI could force Samsung to covertly turn on the video camera in your smart TV? Or force Google to deliver a malicious security update to your web browser which actually spied on you and transmitted your passwords and other sensitive information back to the FBI?

France calls US spying ‘unacceptable’ after WikiLeaks claims

The leak was embarrassingly timed for French lawmakers, who were expected to approve sweeping new powers to spy on citizens later on Wednesday.

Perú withdraws ambassador to Chile in espionage row

Relations soured between the two countries late last month after Peru claimed Chile paid three members of the Peruvian navy to spy on their own nation.

Snowdenfreude

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The past year's revelations about U.S. spying on Germany have been disastrous for many U.S. businesses. When documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed the agency was monitoring German citizens' communications, Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed building a Europe-only Internet, which would cut out U.S. Internet firms that cooperated with NSA spying.

Costa Rica’s Solís defends spy agency as lawmakers look to abolish it

Libertarian Movement Party lawmaker and former presidential hopeful Otto Guevara has presented a bill to abolish Costa Rica's Department of Intelligence and Security, and President Luis Guillermo Solís' pick to head the agency has drawn criticism.

The NSA has surveillance system to record ‘100 percent’ of a foreign country’s phone calls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording "100 percent" of a foreign country's telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Colombia’s Santos says thousands of his emails hacked

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Sunday that more than a thousand of his personal emails had been hacked, saying unknown parties were trying to slander him as he seeks another term.

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Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations

Planning your 2021 travel? Consider Costa Rica, Bloomberg says.

Meet the Crew: Good Day Sportfishing

Good Day Sportfishing, Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica Meet the crew of GOOD DAY, owner/mate Benn Gilmour, and Captain Manuel

‘Recovering together’ is primary 2021 goal for Costa Rica Tourism Board

Costa Rica's values give it a considerable advantage on the road to recovery compared to other destinations, the Tourism Minister says.

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