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Kaspersky Labs, cyber-espionage, and the politics of computer security

U.S. gov’t moving too slowly to protect the cloud, says former NSA director

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Former National Security Agency director Mike McConnell urged cloud companies to have a political opinion today, stating the US government is moving “very, very slowly  to address [cloud] threats.” “We are the most digitally dependent nation on earth, we have more to lose,” said McConnell at the RSA Conference...
U.S. gov’t moving too slowly to protect the cloud, says former NSA director
Is The Claim That The Government Has A Direction Connection To Tech Companies A Lie?

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

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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
The Washington Post Has Now Hedged Its Stunning Claim About Google, Facebook, Etc, Giving Government Direct Access To Their Servers

Whistleblower Was 'Horrified' That Government Could 'Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them'

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The program detailed in the bombshell Washington Post report wasn't meant to be publicly disclosed, despite the fact that it had been established in 2007. A government whistleblower provided the information to the Post because of chilling capabilities of U.S. government surveillance.  From the Post report: Firsthand experience with these systems,...
Whistleblower Was 'Horrified' That Government Could 'Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them'

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)

Airport scanning technology is a transparent victory for terrorism

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Security devices that invade our privacy are about to take a giant leap forward with a scanner that can tell what you had for breakfast from 50 metres awayEvery time I go through airport security nowadays the thought that comes to mind - as I take off my shoes and...
Airport scanning technology is a transparent victory for terrorism

Google Founder Sergey Brin Is The Landlord For These Ex-Military Techies Working To Save Soldiers' Lives (GOOG)

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been buying up property in Los Altos, Calif., a small Silicon Valley town near where he lives. He's charging below-market rent with the goal of trying to keep the right mix of businesses downtown, like toy stores for kids. But Brin is up to more...
Google Founder Sergey Brin Is The Landlord For These Ex-Military Techies Working To Save Soldiers' Lives (GOOG)

Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

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The president and the web giants are disgraced by this scandal. But we made it possible - by becoming informants on ourselvesAmong the guests at the fabled Bilderberg meeting, held this weekend just outside London, are the top brass of Google, Amazon and Microsoft. How appropriate they should be there,...
Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

Finally, We Get Some Answers About How The Government Gets Data From Facebook, Google, Etc.

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There has been an uproar over the past 36 hours after two news organizations reported that 9 of the country's biggest technology companies are participating in a massive government spying program in which the FBI and National Security Agency have been given "direct access" to the companies' "central servers" and...
Finally, We Get Some Answers About How The Government Gets Data From Facebook, Google, Etc.

A Critical Part Of The Shocking New Spying Story Sounds Like It May Be Wrong

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Earlier this evening, the Washington Post reported an extraordinary story about a secret government program in which the National Security Agency and FBI have teamed up with 9 of the country's most powerful tech companies to spy on the companies' users. In this program, called PRISM, the tech companies were...
A Critical Part Of The Shocking New Spying Story Sounds Like It May Be Wrong

IT GETS WORSE: Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type'

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The National Security Agency and FBI have been engaging in a highly classified program that mines data from leading U.S. internet companies, according to a bombshell report in The Washington Post Thursday night. The program is code-named PRISM, and the Post reports that it was established in 2007. According to...
IT GETS WORSE: Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type'
Iranian gov't pays paramilitary hackers, bloggers to bring you Islamic Revolution 2.0

Eugene Kaspersky Is Not Happy With That Wired Profile

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Displeased. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Yesterday, we pointed out Wired‘s extensive profile of Eugene Kaspersky, the larger-than-life CEO of Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs–a.k.a., one of the world’s largest computer security firms and the folks on the front lines of the Flame and Stuxnet cyberattacks. (The firm proved they were connected.) We...
Eugene Kaspersky Is Not Happy With That Wired Profile

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

Gmail's Location Metadata Led to the Discovery of the Petraeus Affair

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The nation's chief intelligence officer, "narc'd out by Gmail"...
Gmail's Location Metadata Led to the Discovery of the Petraeus Affair
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