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French government agency forced Wikipedia volunteer to delete entry

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A French intelligence agency ordered a Wikipedia volunteer to delete a page about a military radio relay last month, alleging the page contained classified military information. The Wikimedia Foundation, publisher of Wikipedia, said Saturday that the French Central Intelligence Directorate (DCRI) had initially asked it to delete the page...
French government agency forced Wikipedia volunteer to delete entry

New Zealand intelligence agency illegally spied on Megaupload

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New Zealand's prime minister called on Monday for an inquiry into illegal spying on individuals connected with the now defunct file-sharing site Megaupload by one of the country's intelligence services....
New Zealand intelligence agency illegally spied on Megaupload

Russia proposes limits on foreign investments in online businesses

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(Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Ruslan R. Fazlyev, founder and CEO of Russian ecommerce software firm Ecwid – you can follow him on Twitter here.) Russian online businesses are buzzing with concerns over yet more legislation that increases government restrictions on the Internet. The Russian Parliament (“the...
Russia proposes limits on foreign investments in online businesses
UK government is allegedly involved in US internet spying program PRISM

Huawei working with British spy service to prove its 'kit' is clean

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Since Huawei's president formerly served as a senior engineer in the People's Liberation Army of China, it's unsurprising that it's raised the hackles of the US and other countries. It's been blocked from a variety of prime, security-sensitive contracts on suspicion of espionage, but the Chinese company seems bent...
Huawei working with British spy service to prove its 'kit' is clean

Julian Assange could face charges in the US according to leaked e-mails

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E-mails leaked today from a private US intelligence company directly mention charges drawn up in the US against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Melbourne, Australia paper The Age obtained the e-mails from intelligence company Stratfor through an investigative partnership with WikiLeaks. The primary e-mail cited by The Age was from...
Julian Assange could face charges in the US according to leaked e-mails
Reconnaissance agency offers NASA two Hubble-class telescopes

Theresa May defends email surveillance plans

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Home secretary says extension of powers for security services to monitor web communications is vital to catch criminalsThe home secretary has defended government plans to extend the powers of the security services to monitor the public's email, telephone calls and social media communications against growing criticism, insisting they are vital...
Theresa May defends email surveillance plans

Not a film, not a game, but a living novel

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How do we tell stories? With a beginning, middle and end, right? “Protasis, epitasis and catastrophe” – Aristotle slapped the label on dramatic structure in 335 BC and it’s been there ever since. We tell them sometimes through humour, sometimes through fear. And the listener listens, the reader reads, the...
Not a film, not a game, but a living novel

Tracking: Drones And The Law

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Armed drones abroad and autonomous commercial and law enforcement aircraft at home are entangled in ever-changing legal issues. Here is Fast Company's look at the evolving legal aspects, and what they mean for the future. 6:15 p.m., 05/23/2013 Obama's Drone Policy Speech In a historic sea change, President Barack...
Tracking: Drones And The Law
NSA Domestic Surveillance Tracks Millions Of Verizon Calls

Wikileaks Lets Loose "Global Intelligence Files" from Stratfor Emails

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Early Monday morning (GMT), Wikileaks started publishing the first of "more than five million emails" from Strafor. The company, a "subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis" by its own description, is (according to Wikileaks) also a provider of "confidential intelligence services" to Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and several governmental agencies...
Wikileaks Lets Loose "Global Intelligence Files" from Stratfor Emails

Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him

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An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom's right to sue New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy. The Court of Appeal refused a government request to overturn a High Court decision in December that said...
Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him

Neil Heywood: Death, corruption, intrigue … the story so far

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The death of British businessman Neil Heywood in China was just the start of an unravelling mystery. And, as Jonathan Watts and Tania Branigan report, the case is far from closedIt has been a week like no other in China. There have been allegations of poisoning, corruption, extortion and political...
Neil Heywood: Death, corruption, intrigue … the story so far

NSA poobah denies massive spying on U.S. citizens

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The National Security Agency’s top dog denied that the intelligence agency keeps massive dossiers on all U.S. citizens, a contention made recently by three former NSA hands. And, predictably,  his denial sparked yet another round of charges in this ongoing controversy. At the Defcon conference late last week, General Keith Alexander,...
NSA poobah denies massive spying on U.S. citizens

How A US Intelligence Officer Convinced Andreessen Horowitz To Invest In Facebook At A Huge Valuation (FB)

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Marc Andreessen has been personally invested in Facebook from almost the very beginning. But the venture capital firm he cofounded with Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, only invested much later at very high valuation. Yesterday, during a Q&A session with reporters, Andreessen told the story of how that deal came together. ...
How A US Intelligence Officer Convinced Andreessen Horowitz To Invest In Facebook At A Huge Valuation (FB)
Secret World War II message baffles European intelligence experts
Hitting the gas: FireEye raises $50 million and builds out senior team

Snowden revelations a threat to US-China relations, says Beijing

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State-run China Daily points to countries' 'soured relationship' on cybersecurity and suggests huge surveillance net is unjustifiedChina has warned that revelations of electronic surveillance on a huge scale by American intelligence agency the NSA will "test developing Sino-US ties" and exacerbate their "soured relationship" on cybersecurity.The assessment in an article...
Snowden revelations a threat to US-China relations, says Beijing
Chinese Firm Huawei: Sorry, But We're All Going To Have To Get Used To Government's Spying On Us

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

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Website says total cache amounts to millions of emails exposing the global trade in intelligenceWikiLeaks has begun releasing a cache of what it says are 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm  with about 300,000 subscribers.The whistleblowing site has released 167 emails in its...
WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack
Europe's quixotic plan to "clean" the Internet of terrorists

Sorry, But That 'Chinese' Hacking Report Proves Nothing

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Last night security firm Mandiant published what appeared to be the most definitive report linking attacks on US firms and institutions with Chinese hackers based with the military. It's a remarkable report, laying bare what most people had long assumed -- the Chinese government is directly linked to cyber-espionage...
Sorry, But That 'Chinese' Hacking Report Proves Nothing

WikiLeaks releases first 200 of 5m Stratfor emails

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Emails obtained during series of Anonymous hacking attacks reveal inner workings of US-based intelligence firmWikiLeaks has released the first 200 of a cache of 5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence firm.The emails originated not from a whistleblower, but instead from a series of hacking attacks...
WikiLeaks releases first 200 of 5m Stratfor emails

NYPD Spent Years Spying On Muslims, Generated Exactly Zero Leads

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We just wrote about yet another (in a long line) of manufactured terrorist plots, in which the FBI creates its own terrorist plot to arrest anyone who can be coaxed into going along for the ride, even if they had no interest or ability to push the plot forward on...
NYPD Spent Years Spying On Muslims, Generated Exactly Zero Leads

Iran's Captured Drone Is One Strange UAV

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Iranian authorities are showing off what they claim is an American ScanEagle UAV. This lightweight drone is launched via catapult, lands via tow cable hookup, and was originally designed for fishing. Like, for fish. Iran's military claims that they have captured an American drone flying over the Persian Gulf....
Iran's Captured Drone Is One Strange UAV

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe

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The European data protection activists behind the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group, that has long been a thorn in Facebook’s side in Europe, have filed new complaints under regional data protection law targeting Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo for their alleged collaboration with the NSA’s Prism data collection program. The student...
Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe

Moscow Subway Blasts Kill 35+ People

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Tags: moscow, Russia, transit, Transit NewsThere is a very upsetting story coming out of Moscow, Russia this morning. More than 35 people have died in 2 suicide bombings in the subway system in Moscow. “It was a terrorist act carried out by the female suicide bombers,” said Moscow Mayor Yury...
Moscow Subway Blasts Kill 35+ People

Nicira wants to reinvent routing

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Inspired by a government gig, founder Martin Casado is trying to make it a lot easier for computers around the world to communicate. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Richard Nieva, contributor"] Nicira founder Martin Casado with some gear he hopes to improve FORTUNE — Silicon Valley is full of tight-lipped executives who fear...
Nicira wants to reinvent routing

Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner

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Bank of America blames a data breach on another company that revealed internal emails related to monitoring of hacktivist groups including Anonymous. A group affiliated with Anonymous that calls itself the "Anonymous Intelligence Agency: Par:AnoIA" released what it claims is 14GB of data belonging to the bank and other...
Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner
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