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British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

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More secret National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian suggest that the U.S. agency's British counterpart intercepts petabytes worth of communication data daily from fiber-optic cables. The operation codenamed "Tempora" by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been going on for at least 18 months...
British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

Boxer App Has Some More Ideas About Fixing Mobile Email

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Boxer, a new iPhone app for managing email, launches today, with some tweaks that may appeal to some — and to others may seem like just more email. Boxer‘s motto is “email isn’t broken, it’s just unfair.” That is: Everyone with your email address gets the right to make your...
Boxer App Has Some More Ideas About Fixing Mobile Email

MI5 feared GCHQ went 'too far' over phone and internet monitoring

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Amid leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, senior intelligence source reveals worries were voiced in 2008Senior figures inside British intelligence have been alarmed by GCHQ's secret decision to tap into transatlantic cables in order to engage in the bulk interception of phone calls and internet traffic.According to one source who...
MI5 feared GCHQ went 'too far' over phone and internet monitoring

Zeus botnet steals $47M from European bank customers

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New variant dubbed 'Eurograbber' intercepts bank text messages sent to mobile phones to defeat two-factor authentication process. [Read more]...
Zeus botnet steals $47M from European bank customers

UK Police Routinely Spy On 9000 'Domestic Terrorists' Very Loosely Defined

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In the wake of the news that spies at GCHQ -- the UK equivalent of the NSA -- have been tapping into every fiber optic cable that comes into and goes out of the country, downloading and storing phone calls and Internet traffic for up to 30 days, you...
UK Police Routinely Spy On 9000 'Domestic Terrorists' Very Loosely Defined

Ministers forced to reveal British link to US data spying scandal

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MPs demand to know if UK spies bypassed law on intercepts, as Google denies allowing security agents accessMinisters will respond in parliament on Monday to claims that UK intelligence agencies have gained access to a vast reservoir of private data relating to people living in Britain - including emails and...
Ministers forced to reveal British link to US data spying scandal

Google Faces Potential Class-Action Lawsuit In Canada Over Gmail Privacy Concerns

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Wayne Plimmer, a retiree living in Sechelt, British Columbia, filed a class action lawsuit against Google last week. In it, he and his attorney allege that Google’s Gmail service “intercepts, obtains and uses personal information it collections from emails sent to Gmail users.” Gmail users, of course, can only use...
Google Faces Potential Class-Action Lawsuit In Canada Over Gmail Privacy Concerns

The Whistleblower

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The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get...
The Whistleblower

Japan Intercepts Nuclear Materials On Ship Bound For North Korea

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Things = getting very real. Where's Dennis Rodman when you need him? Cargo on a ship bound for North Korea and intercepted in Japan has been identified as nuclear materials today. The materials were found on the vessel, which had sailed from the Chinese port of Dalian, when it...
Japan Intercepts Nuclear Materials On Ship Bound For North Korea

NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

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Slide from secret PowerPoint presentation describes how program collects data 'directly from the servers' of tech firms• Obama deflects criticism over NSA surveillance Since Prism was first revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post, there has been much discussion across the media around exactly what the NSA's top-secret program...
NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

Prism: ministers challenged over GCHQ's access to covert US operation

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Government rounded on after disclosure that highly-classified system supplied eavesdropping headquarters with informationMinisters are under mounting pressure to explain whether they authorised GCHQ to gather intelligence on Britons from the world's biggest internet companies through a covertly run operation set up by America's top spy agency.MPs, academics and campaign groups...
Prism: ministers challenged over GCHQ's access to covert US operation

It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

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The fact that former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden decided to go public with his grievances against the U.S. government is certainly brave and bold.  People can and will accuse Snowden of many things. But no one will ever accuse him of not having the guts to stand up...
It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

Anonymous intercepts call between FBI and Scotland Yard discussing Anonymous

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Anonymous hacker via Flickr commons It’s the sort of gamesmanship that keeps readers turning the pages in a spy novel. The FBI says that Anonymous, the loose knit collective of global hackers, intercepted a highly sensitive call between American cybercrime experts and their counterparts at Scotland Yard discussing, what else,...
Anonymous intercepts call between FBI and Scotland Yard discussing Anonymous

Swizzle Sweeper turns inbox-cluttering newsletters into a simple daily digest

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Are you suffering from newsletter overload? Does your inbox see a daily deluge of store promotions, Google Alerts, and/or awesome technology sites (ahem)? I feel your pain. Sometimes I feel like I spend half my morning just sifting through all this stuff. If your email provider is AOL, Gmail,...
Swizzle Sweeper turns inbox-cluttering newsletters into a simple daily digest
The Physical Mail Revolution Comes Knocking: Introducing Outbox

Government No-Fly List Includes the Dead

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You may be dying, figuratively, to get off the government’s no-fly list, but death won’t guarantee removal. The government’s no-fly list includes the names of dead suspects, according to government officials who spoke with the Associated Press, to help catch people who may try to assume the suspect’s identity....
Government No-Fly List Includes the Dead

NSA whistle-blower revealed: 29-year-old former CIA staffer says he felt compelled to leak

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Another bombshell dropped on Saturday in the ongoing revelations surrounding the federal government’s PRISM surveillance program: the man who leaked the top-secret documents about the program came forward and revealed his identity — he is Edward Snowdon, a 29-year-old former technical assistant with the CIA. Snowdon said in an interview...
NSA whistle-blower revealed: 29-year-old former CIA staffer says he felt compelled to leak
U.S Government accused of spying on citizens, intercepting trillions of emails and phone calls

DNSChanger victims to lose internet on Monday

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On 9 July, the FBI will be turning off the DNS server which currently intercepts queries from DNSChanger victims. This will mean that users who are infected with the malware will be almost completely unable to access the internet...
DNSChanger victims to lose internet on Monday
Israelis Are Using An iPhone App To Watch Out For Hamas Missiles

Congressman: FCC's Google Street View Wi-Fi look not enough

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Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey declared late Tuesday that he wanted further action against Google over its scraping Wi-Fi data with Street View cars. He was unhappy with the FCC decision, which found no reason for action over the actual data intercepts and fined Google only for allegedly obstructing the investigation....
Congressman: FCC's Google Street View Wi-Fi look not enough
Busted: Microsoft intercepts, decrypts, and reads your Skype messages

Court order forcing Verizon to hand over call data 'in place since 2006'

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Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein says order was necessary to protect America and 'keep the homeland safe'The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein, said on Thursday she believed a court order compelling Verizon to hand over call data relating to millions of Americans had been in place...
Court order forcing Verizon to hand over call data 'in place since 2006'

Anonymous hacked police emails & intercepted FBI/Scotland Yard telephone call

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Earlier today, Internet hacking collective Anonymous posted this tweet with a link to an intercepted FBI/Scotland Yard telephone conference call. #Anonymous #AntiSec intercepts #FBI comms. Conference call [mp3] mir.cr/1SL3XXIR #OWS #FFF — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 3, 2012 Whilst it wasn’t immediately clear if it was legitimate, it has now been...
Anonymous hacked police emails & intercepted FBI/Scotland Yard telephone call

x360ce: Free software lets you use old controllers for newer PC games

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No matter how fast your system is, you can't game properly without precise, reliable controllers. Crummy console ports, Flash limitations, Windows API changes, and more conspire to render expensive gamepads useless with half your game library. It's equally easy to come across a stunning indie game only to find...
x360ce: Free software lets you use old controllers for newer PC games

How script kiddies can hijack your browser to steal your password

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A demonstration showing a site that hijacks a browsers search function and intercepts the contents. h43z.koding.com Be careful what you type on your computer while surfing the Web. It very well could be funneled to a script kiddie who has appropriated a handful of lines of code and inserted...
How script kiddies can hijack your browser to steal your password

Wajam Injects Its Social Search Results Into Google Maps And Safari On iPhone

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Wajam, the increasingly popular social search engine, uses a browser plugin to embed its own search results on Google, Bing and numerous other search and shopping sites. For the most part, this limits Wajam to the desktop, but now, the service is also finally coming to mobile. Starting tomorrow, the...
Wajam Injects Its Social Search Results Into Google Maps And Safari On iPhone

Qualtrics Site Intercept - A Real-Time Intelligence Service From A Family Run Business With $70 Million In Funding

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Qualtrics has released its Site Intercept technology. It’s a hallmark event for the family run Provo, Utah company. Now it’s time to see if it really will disrupt the stodgy world of market research and change the way we view the ways data gets collected and acted upon in real-time...
Qualtrics Site Intercept - A Real-Time Intelligence Service From A Family Run Business With $70 Million In Funding

New Android malware intercepts incoming text messages, silently forwards them on to criminals

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A new piece of Android malware has been discovered that can intercept your incoming text messages and forward them on to criminals. Once installed, the trojan can be used to steal sensitive messages for blackmailing purposes or more directly, codes which are used to confirm online banking transactions. The malware...
New Android malware intercepts incoming text messages, silently forwards them on to criminals
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