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If you thought Labour's plans to spy on us were bad… | Henry Porter

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Theresa May wants to monitor every personal communication we make. It's a step too far in a democratic societyIn my time, I have shared a platform with Theresa May at a Liberty event and Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem conference and on both occasions I remember being heartened by...
If you thought Labour's plans to spy on us were bad… | Henry Porter

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
Huawei-sourced computer equipment removed from U.S. nuclear facility

'Snoopers' charter' proposal sparks Tory row

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David Davis says internet data tracking powers will be 'incredibly intrusive' as Theresa May brands critics 'conspiracy theorists'The government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone's email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published on...
'Snoopers' charter' proposal sparks Tory row

aangirfan: Passports, Intelligence Services, Iran, World Cup, Pakistan, Nuclear Bases

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aangirfan: Passports, Intelligence Services, Iran, World Cup, Pakistan, Nuclear Bases

PRISM, trust and what we really want to believe

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While the latest crop of reports on the PRISM program are more measured in tone than the sensational initial stories, in the end it’s down to us to decide who to believe. After all, when it comes to intelligence agencies, we’re never going to be given the full picture. When...
PRISM, trust and what we really want to believe
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VIDEO: Clegg opposes web-monitoring bill

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Government plans to give police and intelligence services new powers to monitor email and internet use need a "fundamental rethink", Nick Clegg says....
VIDEO: Clegg opposes web-monitoring bill

'Online snooping' scheme to cost £1.8bn – and that's a lower estimate

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Home Office reveals pricetag for tracking emails, phone use, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts as Theresa May's attacks critics as 'conspiracy theorists'The government's "online snooping" scheme to track email, Facebook, Twitter and other web use comes with an official pricetag of at least £1.8bn and an official warning that the...
'Online snooping' scheme to cost £1.8bn – and that's a lower estimate

Ex-FBI Cyber Cop Joins Computer Security Start-Up CrowdStrike

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By Devlin Barrett Associated Press Shawn Henry, shown here in 2010 when he was an executive director at the FBI The FBI’s former top cyber cop is joining an upstart computer security firm that aims to guard firms targeted by foreign intelligence services. Shawn Henry, who garnered attention last month...
Ex-FBI Cyber Cop Joins Computer Security Start-Up CrowdStrike

Commotion Wireless: US government project that aims to kill censorship

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How Washington DC is aiming to help any smartphone user anywhere in the world outflank attempts to shut down web trafficFor more than a year, the intelligence services of various authoritarian regimes have shown an intense desire to know more about what goes on in an office building on L Street...
Commotion Wireless: US government project that aims to kill censorship

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

MI5 chief enters row over 'snoopers' charter'

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Jonathan Evans says draft bill is necessary to ensure police and intelligence services keep technological pace with criminalsIt would be "extraordinary and self-defeating" if intelligence agencies and police were not allowed to keep pace with terrorists and criminals, the head of MI5 has said in response to the row over...
MI5 chief enters row over 'snoopers' charter'
Chinese hackers seized control of NASA computers

Sprint Nextel and SoftBank Agree Not To Use Huawei Equipment After Merger

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Sprint Nextel and SoftBank have pledged not to use equipment from Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies after they merge. Congressman Mike Rogers, a Republican state representative from Michigan who leads the House Intelligence Committee, said today that the two companies told him they would not use gear manufactured by Huawei...
Sprint Nextel and SoftBank Agree Not To Use Huawei Equipment After Merger

NetBase lands $18.1m for social media monitoring and intelligence services

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Social media intelligence solutions provider NetBase this morning announced that it has raised $18.1 million in funding from Thomson Ventures, Altos Ventures and Tran Ventures. Dubbed an ‘expansion round’, the capital will be used to boost sales and marketing for its social media-driven business intelligence tools for enterprises. NetBase’s platform...
NetBase lands $18.1m for social media monitoring and intelligence services

How Spies, Hackers, And the Government Bolster A Booming Software Exploit Market

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An underground market in zero-day exploits and software vulnerabilities allows the American government, foreign security agencies, and rival companies to snoop on strangers' computers. Right now, all over the world, experts are poring over code looking for weaknesses in software. Their exploits they discover--virtual break-ins for everyday computer programs...
How Spies, Hackers, And the Government Bolster A Booming Software Exploit Market
UK ‘to announce’ real-time phone, email, Web traffic monitoring

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

Booting Up: Cruisin’ for an Intrusion Edition

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(Brooklyn Museum via Flickr) Global Payments network intrusion may have resulted in the theft of up to 1.5 million credit card numbers [TechCrunch] British activists and lawmakers protest proposed legislation that would allow security and intelligence services to eavesdrop on all citizens' communications [The New York Times] Internet Explorer 9...
Booting Up: Cruisin’ for an Intrusion Edition

This spying bill is against privacy and democracy. And it won't work | Henry Porter

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Should the Communications Data Bill become law, it will be an intervention too far from the surveillance stateA nice coincidence last Tuesday. As the joint select committee of peers and MPs met to hear evidence on the draft Communications Data Bill, which will give police and intelligence services the power...
This spying bill is against privacy and democracy. And it won't work | Henry Porter

ElcomSoft's Phone Forensics Software Offers Near Real-Time Access to iCloud Backups

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Russian forensics firm ElcomSoft earlier this week announced that it has discovered a way to easily access iCloud backups of iOS devices, incorporating the functionality into its Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker software. While the Apple ID and password must be known in order to access the iCloud data, once that...
ElcomSoft's Phone Forensics Software Offers Near Real-Time Access to iCloud Backups

American and British Anti-Terror Efforts Possibly Compromised By 'Massive' Data Theft

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Spycraft. (tr.robinson/flickr) An unnamed IT drone working for Switzerland’s NDB spy agency may have endangered counter-terrorism efforts around the world by stealing terabytes of classified data. Swiss authorities warned the United States and the United Kingdom about the breach after the suspect was arrested last summer. The tech, described by...
American and British Anti-Terror Efforts Possibly Compromised By 'Massive' Data Theft

Woolwich attack: caution urged over crackdown on extremist websites

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Theresa May's comments prompt internet experts to warn that rush to ban websites would be crude and counterproductiveExperts have urged caution in the face of pressure on internet companies to remove extremist websites and calls by MPs and others for a clampdown on the dissemination of online jihadist rhetoric.The home...
Woolwich attack: caution urged over crackdown on extremist websites

Taliban website attacked by hackers

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Hackers post pictures of Afghan women being shot as cyberwar between Nato and Taliban intensifiesHackers have for the third time in less than a year attacked the main website of the Afghan Taliban.The Taliban has blamed western intelligence agencies amid an intensifying cyberwar with the insurgents.The unidentified hackers broke into...
Taliban website attacked by hackers

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

Clegg opposes web-monitoring bill

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The deputy prime minister says he will block UK government plans to give police and intelligence services new powers to monitor email and internet use....
Clegg opposes web-monitoring bill

White House warns of cyber threat from 'aggressive' China and Russia

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US outlines new strategy to deal with theft of trade secrets and says pair remain 'capable collectors of sensitive information'The Obama administration has singled out China and Russia as "aggressive" players in the world of cyber-espionage and warned that they will continue to try and steal US industrial and technological...
White House warns of cyber threat from 'aggressive' China and Russia
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