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Researcher who fought WannaCry avoids prison for banking malware offenses
Researcher who fought WannaCry avoids prison for banking malware offenses
A researcher who is credited with impeding the spread of WannaCry ransomware in 2017 has been spared imprisonment for involvement in banking malware. 29 Jul 2019
Former NSA contractor followed in Snowden's footsteps?
Former NSA contractor followed in Snowden's footsteps?
When it comes to leaking government secret there are few names that have more weight than Edward Snowden. A man who's been featured in an Oscar-winning ...... 07 Feb 2017
Yahoo was using a 'poorly designed' malware to scan emails for the government
Yahoo was using a 'poorly designed' malware to scan emails for the government
According to sources, the spy tool that Yahoo installed last year to scan hundreds of millions of emails on behalf of the NSA and FBI was a poorly designed malware that engineers actually flagged as a rootkit. 09 Oct 2016
Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government
Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government
A bombshell Reuters report today claims that Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails to provide information for U.S. intelligence officials. 05 Oct 2016 - 3 comments
Rand Paul trying to block PATRIOT Act renewal
Rand Paul trying to block PATRIOT Act renewal
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is currently trying to block the renewal of PATRIOT Act provisions related to the mass collection of phone records in the United States. 20 May 2015 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted video chat service
Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted video chat service
Kim Dotcom has released his latest software, a browser-based encrypted video chat and file sharing service called MegaChat. 22 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker had some interesting thoughts on current U.S. technology companies, specifically their choices to encrypt. 06 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Microsoft to U.S. government: Stop hacking data centers, end bulk collection
Microsoft to U.S. government: Stop hacking data centers, end bulk collection
Microsoft's top lawyer maintains that the U.S. Government needs to commit not to hack data centers or communications between them, as well as ending the bulk collection of data. 05 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Yahoo encrypts data center traffic and promises to encrypt Messenger
Yahoo encrypts data center traffic and promises to encrypt Messenger
Yahoo has expanded its anti-surveillance encryption to cover traffic between data centers, and has promised to deliver an encrypted Yahoo Messenger within months. 03 Apr 2014
Europe, Brazil planning massive undersea cable to avoid U.S. spying
Europe, Brazil planning massive undersea cable to avoid U.S. spying
The European Union and Brazil have agreed this week to create a massive undersea communications cable between Lisbon, Portugal and Fortaleza, Brazil that will help the nations avoid spying from the U.S. 26 Feb 2014 - 2 comments
VIDEO: Aaron Swartz, SOPA, NSA and 'The Day we Fight Back'
VIDEO: Aaron Swartz, SOPA, NSA and 'The Day we Fight Back'
Civil and digital rights activists are targeting February 11 as 'the day we fight back' against widespread state surveillance, using the life, work and words of Aaron Swartz as motivation. 14 Jan 2014 - 4 comments
WaPo: The NSA is working on a quantum computer that can crack any code
WaPo: The NSA is working on a quantum computer that can crack any code
According to Edward Snowden, the NSA is building a quantum computer that will crack any code and break any encryption, including what is used to protect medical, banking and military records. 04 Jan 2014
Report: NSA installing spyware and hardware bugs on newly purchased PCs
Report: NSA installing spyware and hardware bugs on newly purchased PCs
According to a new Der Spiegel report, the NSA's elite hacking unit (TAO)in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, intercept deliveries of laptops and other computer accessories in order to implant spyware, keyloggers and other hardware bugs. 30 Dec 2013 - 14 comments
NSA was monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live since 2008
NSA was monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live since 2008
According to recently revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA has been monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live and World of Warcraft since at least 2008. 09 Dec 2013 - 3 comments
NSA: Google chairman blasts reported spying as outrageous, possibly illegal
NSA: Google chairman blasts reported spying as outrageous, possibly illegal
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said that reported NSA spying on Google data servers is outrageous. 05 Nov 2013 - 9 comments
Tech giants petition congress on NSA, surveillance transparency
Tech giants petition congress on NSA, surveillance transparency
U.S. technology and web giants have written a letter to the U.S. Congress asking it to do more to reign in NSA surveillance and make such programs more transparent. 02 Nov 2013 - 3 comments
NSA targeted Firefox flaws to break TOR communications
NSA targeted Firefox flaws to break TOR communications
According to leaked documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted flaws in the Firefox web browser to attempt to descramble communications over TOR. 08 Oct 2013 - 6 comments
NSA buys Zero Day exploits from Vupen
NSA buys Zero Day exploits from Vupen
According to reports, the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States buys Zero Day exploits and other tools/information from French firm Vupen. 22 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Zuckerberg: U.S. spying hurt trust
Zuckerberg: U.S. spying hurt trust
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that revelations about U.S. spying programs hurt users' trust in U.S.-based Internet services. 22 Sep 2013 - 3 comments
RSA warns against using encryption algorithm after NSA revelations
RSA warns against using encryption algorithm after NSA revelations
Internet security firm RSA is advising developers not to use one of its own encryption algorithms, fearing the NSA may be able to decrypt code that results. 20 Sep 2013 - 3 comments
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