Blog Posts Tagged with "NSA"


The Consumer May Not Care Much for Snowden, But Business Does.

January 20, 2014 Added by:Brian King

With the news that a $700 million deal between France and the UAE has been put in jeopardy because of 'security compromising components' it may be time to start looking at how the recent NSA backdoor leaks are going to be affecting business.

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How The NSA Deploys Malware: An In-Depth Look at the New Revelations

October 08, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The template for attacking people with malware used by the NSA is in widespread use by criminals and fraudsters, as well as foreign intelligence agencies, so it's important to understand and defend against this threat to avoid being a victim to the plethora of attackers out there.

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Gen. Alexander Can’t Access Daughters' Emails, Says NSA Only Interested in Terrorists

August 01, 2013 Added by:Joe Franscella

On Wednesday, National Security Agency (NSA) Director General Keith Alexander informed a rather tame crowd (with the exception of one or two hecklers) that his agency isn’t interested in phone or other digital communications unless they impact foreign intelligence gathering or involve known or suspected terrorists. A day later a couple’s home was raided after the husband and wife searched “p...

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Dr. Joseph Bonneau Wins NSA Award, Criticizes NSA

July 29, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

On July 18th, Dr. Joseph Bonneau, a software engineer at Google, received the National Security Agency’s award for the best scientific cybersecurity paper. But Bonneau was deeply conflicted about receiving the award, noting on his blog that even though he was flattered to receive the award he didn’t condone the mass surveillance programs run by the NSA.

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PRISM: Tip of the Cyber Intel Iceberg

July 16, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Since somewhere as early as 2007 the various US intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies used the law to gain access to information harvested by tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Skype and Youtube.

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Why I'm Not (very) Worried about PRISM

June 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Knapp

The NSA is tapping into our digital lives, monitoring voice calls, emails, social media, and who-knows-what-else. I understand, and try to live by, one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received on the topic of privacy: “assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.”

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Brand Damage Through Information Access

June 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Chiu

In a competitive business environment, reputation is a critical differentiator. Any company that suffers from a major data breach, instigated by an employee with a small grudge and big access, could face devastating consequences to the corporate brand, and to the bottom line.

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Balancing Act Between Privacy and Security

June 13, 2013 Added by:Jarno Limnéll

Privacy and Security: Both are mandatory – and necessary. Privacy is inherent in our contemporary understanding of democracy, whereas security requires intelligence. The challenge lies in being able to find the right balance while avoiding excesses.

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The NSA’s Word Games Explained: How the Government Deceived Congress in the Debate over Surveillance Powers

June 12, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Concerned about the surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans, last year Senator Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Jr. a simple question: "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"

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NSA Surveillance Is Legal And Not Targeting Average Americans, Says Texas A&M Professor

June 12, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Supposed "bombshell revelations" about NSA surveillance programs are, at this point, much ado about nothing, says a professor at Texas A&M University who contends that the government's monitoring of phone and Internet communications has been going on for years, is completely legal and is not targeting the average U.S. citizen.

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Warrantless Surveillance 101: Introducing EFF's New NSA Domestic Spying Guide

December 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

On December 14th, we hope that the Northern District of California federal court will agree with us that our case challenging illegal domestic spying should move forward. Warrantless wiretapping isn't a state secret—it's a clear violation of FISA, other laws, and the Constitution...

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EFF Opposes Government's State Secrets Claim in Wiretapping Case

October 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF filed its latest brief in the Jewel v. NSA case, aiming to stop the government from engaging in mass warrantless collection of emails, phone calls, and customer records of ordinary Americans. The matter is set for hearing on December 14, 2012 in federal court in San Francisco...

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New Book Details the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program

October 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Three more NSA whistleblowers, including William Binney a former high ranking official involved with the program during its infancy, also submitted affidavits laying out how the NSA illegally spied on Americans in the aftermath of 9/11...

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House Passes the Broad Warrantless Spying Bill

September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...

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NSA Still Warrantlessly Wiretapping Americans

August 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

There’s long been ample evidence the NSA has been unlawfully collecting Americans' communications since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act. As the New York Times reported in 2009, the NSA was still collecting purely domestic communications of Americans' in a "significant and systemic" way...

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Government Hackers: Party in the NSA

August 02, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

General Alexander says that private sector, hackers, exploit developers, etc. need to share information and tools in order to help protect the US. Is the NSA being nefarious and wanting to spy on hackers, or are they legitimately seeking help for a problem that will only continue to grow in the future?

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