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FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked

arstechnica.com
In August of 2011, while in the middle of upgrading its network security monitoring, the Federal Communications Commission discovered it had already been hacked. Over the next month, the commission's IT staff and outside contractors worked to identify the source of the breach, finding an unspecified number of PCs...
FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked
Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

How “Dirty” MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM

techcrunch.com
All the big music sellers may have moved to non-DRM MP3 files long ago, but the watermarking of files with your personal information continues. Most users who buy music don’t know about the marking of files, or don’t care. Unless those files are uploaded to BitTorrent or other P2P...
How “Dirty” MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data

allthingsd.com
A seemingly incompatible perspective on the reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian today that the U.S. National Security Agency has for six years been operating a project called PRISM — for which Internet companies provide massive amounts of online user data crucial to intelligence operations — is that of...
Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data
Mobile app security: Always keep the back door locked

Cowards

uncrunched.com
Will not one tech CEO stand up and tell the truth? The NSA story of the secret assassination of the Fourth Amendment continues to unfold. Today we heard from Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Page was confused (the title of his post is “What the…?). Zuckerberg...
Cowards

Data snooping: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others stand by denials

www.geekwire.com
“What the …?” That’s the headline on a blog post by Google CEO Larry Page and legal chief David Drummond today, denying involvement in a government program called PRISM that allegedly gave the U.S. government broad access to tech company servers for purposes of U.S. intelligence gathering. They wrote, in...
Data snooping: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others stand by denials

Google's Page: We don't provide "open-ended access" to user data, calls for transparency

gigaom.com
Google provided the lengthiest statement yet on reports of government access to user data through some of the country’s largest tech companies, re-iterating yet again that the company has not provided the government with “open-ended access” to private data. Google was one of nine tech companies named in the Washington Post and...
Google's Page: We don't provide "open-ended access" to user data, calls for transparency

New York Times claims China hacked its computers

www.guardian.co.uk
Stories about wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao appeared to be catalyst for attack, possibly by military, says paperHackers with possible ties to the Chinese military have repeatedly attacked the New York Times' computer systems over the past four months, possibly in retaliation for a series of stories that the...
New York Times claims China hacked its computers

Adobe Sneaks Flash Apps Onto Apple And Android Devices Through The Back Door

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Adobe Sneaks Flash Apps Onto Apple And Android Devices Through The Back Door

Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers

www.pcworld.com
Google has denied involvement in a U.S. government surveillance program called Prism since news broke Thursday that the National Security Agency has been accessing the servers of some of the largest Internet companies, but now company executives insist they had never heard of the program."We had not heard of...
Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers

Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

www.guardian.co.uk
Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg sharply deny knowledge of Prism until Thursday even as Obama confirms program's existenceAmerica's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama confirmed the scheme's existence Friday.In a blogpost titled 'What the...?' Google co-founder...
Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program
Russia's internet-filtering law goes into effect, clears the way for nationwide surveillance
Does the LA Times Paywall Smack Readers in the Face?
Google CEO Larry Page denies involvement in PRISM, calls for 'more transparent approach'

Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning, mobile attacks are top security issues in 2013

www.networkworld.com
Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center today released their official 2013 cyberthreats forecast, detailing what they say will be the most serious computer security issues in the coming year. The cloud First on the list--the use of cloud computing for malicious purposes. The same flexible provisioning capabilities...
Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning, mobile attacks are top security issues in 2013

Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm

www.fastcompany.com
One in five of every attack is "advanced and persistent", says Lockheed Martin VP Chandra McMahon. One of the biggest names in defense claims that hackers are adopting a new tack on infiltrating computer systems. According to Chandra McMahon, VP and Chief Security Officer of Lockheed Martin, cyber-criminals are...
Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm

Google Creative Lab Gets ‘Old Spice’ Creative Director Iain Tait From Wieden + Kennedy

techcrunch.com
A big hire for Google announced today, and perhaps a sign of some sharper viral marketing coming out of the company going forward: the company is adding Iain Tait to the team at Google Creative Lab, the company’s in-house team that creates marketing campaigns for all things Google, covering products...
Google Creative Lab Gets ‘Old Spice’ Creative Director Iain Tait From Wieden + Kennedy

How “Dirty” [atermarked] MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM. http://tcrn.ch/bTiFmM

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How “Dirty” [atermarked] MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM. http://tcrn.ch/bTiFmM

Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

www.geekwire.com
A classified training document, reported Thursday by the Washington Post and the Guardian, says a secret U.S. government program called PRISM has been accessing the servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants for years to collect data including customer emails, audio and other documents as part...
Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

thenextweb.com
A team of researchers from Cambridge University say they have found evidence that a Chinese-manufactured chip used by US armed forces contains a secret access point that leaves it vulnerable to third party tampering. The researchers tested an unspecified US military chip — used in weapons, nuclear power plants to public...
Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security

news.cnet.com
Using a simple technique, a researcher creates a benign botnet to survey the breadth of the Internet, and finds a back door flung wide open and beckoning the bad guys....
What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security

CETA Is Now Slightly Less Like ACTA (But Still Similar, And Still Secret)

www.techdirt.com
Earlier this week, we wrote about the revelation (via a leaked text) that the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, which is nearing completion, contains provisions in the IP chapter that are extremely similar to ACTA. It's a pretty clear attempt to reboot the ACTA process via a back door, and Michael Geist's...
CETA Is Now Slightly Less Like ACTA (But Still Similar, And Still Secret)

Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip's 'back door'

www.guardian.co.uk
Researchers claim chip used in military systems and civilian aircraft has built-in function that could let in hackersTwo Cambridge experts have discovered a "back door" in a computer chip used in military systems and aircraft such as the Boeing 787 that could allow the chip to be taken over via...
Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip's 'back door'

With just 35% of parents looking to automatically block porn, the UK rejects plans to bar access

thenextweb.com
The UK ISP ‘porn opt-in’ debacle, an issue which arose from concerns that children are being exposed to sexually explicit content, has existed in various forms over the past two years — from early meetings with the UK’s largest ISPs in 2010 to letting parents decide to opt-out. Now, a new...
With just 35% of parents looking to automatically block porn, the UK rejects plans to bar access

CEO of top music publishers' trade group says Pandora is at war with songwriters

www.theverge.com
Toby Keith, singer and songwriter, performs at gathering of music publishers Where's the harmony in the music sector? David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), tonight interrupted his state-of-the-industry speech at the group's annual meeting in Manhattan to lash out at Pandora's decision to acquire a...
CEO of top music publishers' trade group says Pandora is at war with songwriters
The FBI Wants To Charge Companies $25k A Day For Not Helping Them Spy On You

Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

9to5google.com
You don’t get any more tenacious denials than this. First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We...
Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

Google: Government Has No Back Door, Front Door Or Side Door To Our Data

marketingland.com
The US government has no back door, front door or side door into our data, Google effectively said today, with its third PRISM-related denial. Each denial keeps stressing that Google doesn’t provide any type of constant stream of data to the government, that Google only hands over data on a......
Google: Government Has No Back Door, Front Door Or Side Door To Our Data
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