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U.S. government concerned about Anonymous causing blackouts
NSA trolls for talent at Def Con, the nation's largest hacker conference

NSA director General Keith Alexander testifies before House Committee on Intelligence

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NSA director General Keith Alexander testified before the House standing committee on intelligence this morning on Capitol Hill, saying that PRISM and other NSA programs were limited, overseen, legal, and necessary for the protection of the USA. “These programs have protected our country and allies … over 50 times since 9/11,”...
NSA director General Keith Alexander testifies before House Committee on Intelligence
NSA head says 13 'offensive teams' being trained for cyberwarfare

4 ways to prepare for and fend off DDoS attacks

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Cyber attacks of all kinds are on the rise. It is a trend you ignore at your own peril. National Security Agency and U.S. cyber-command chief Keith Alexander said in July that Internet attacks of all sorts surged 44 percent in 2011 and are responsible for what he terms...
4 ways to prepare for and fend off DDoS attacks

USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

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Today General Keith Alexander called for the Department of Homeland Security to take a leading role in the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. He also made the case for increased data transmission between the public and private sectors. In his view, the Department of Homeland security should be a principle conduit of that...
USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

NSA Warns that Anonymous May Soon Be Capable of a Causing a Power Blackout

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At a Senate intelligence hearing earlier this month, the FBI declared that cyber attacks would soon surpass big bad, old-fashioned terrorism as the biggest threat to America. No big shocker there, intelligence officials have been saying as much since last year. But in private meetings at the White House,...
NSA Warns that Anonymous May Soon Be Capable of a Causing a Power Blackout

Who Do You Trust Less -- the NSA or Anonymous?

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Intelligence officials seem to be polishing up their case to take on Anonymous like a 'stateless' terrorist group.The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, told various high-level audiences that the loosely affiliated group, Anonymous, would soon have the capability "to bring about a limited power outage through...
Who Do You Trust Less -- the NSA or Anonymous?

Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense | Glenn Greenwald

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Cyber-threats are the new pretext to justify expansion of power and profit for the public-private National Security StateAs the US government depicts the Defense Department as shrinking due to budgetary constraints, the Washington Post this morning announces "a major expansion of [the Pentagon's] cybersecurity force over the next several years,...
Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense | Glenn Greenwald
NSA director refutes domestic surveillance allegations in Congressional budget hearing

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It

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The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently held an event about cybersecurity and cybersecurity legislation. The keynote speech was from NSA boss General Keith Alexander. He of course talked about why he supports cybersecurity legislation, such as CISPA and other proposals that will make it easier for the NSA access private...
NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It

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
NSA Director blames China for a 'great deal' of military-related data theft

Today in Tech: A cheaper Nook Tablet coming this week?

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the long weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. Inside a Foxconn factory. Photo: Karson Yiu/ABC News * Apple (AAPL) granted ABC's Nightline unfettered access to a Foxconn factory. Here's a preview of what they found. (The full segment...
Today in Tech: A cheaper Nook Tablet coming this week?

Electrical Grid At Risk From Terrorists

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Tethering America's electrical grid to the Internet was a boon for consumers. However, a Congressional hearing revealed that foreign agents could easily hack into energy grids nationwide.Could America's electrical grid be targeted by terrorists or hostile foreign states? Anything's possible. Is a catastrophic electrical grid attack likely? The House of...
Electrical Grid At Risk From Terrorists

NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks

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Well, we saw this one coming a mile away. Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind-the-scenes story appeared to be that the NSA was going to make a power play to try...
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks
Former director says NSA chief lied about not keeping profiles on Americans

NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers

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National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander calls Defcon the "world's best cybersecurity community" and asks for their help. [Read more]...
NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers
U.S. officials fearful over potential ‘Anonymous’ cyberattacks
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

US data whistleblower: 'It's a violation of everybody's constitutional rights'

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Former National Security Agency official Bill Binney says US is illegally collecting huge amounts of data on his fellow citizensBill Binney believes he helped create a monster.Sitting in the innocuous surroundings of an Olive Garden in the Baltimore suburbs, the former senior National Security Agency (NSA) official even believes he...
US data whistleblower: 'It's a violation of everybody's constitutional rights'

NSA Now Revealing A Lot More About What It Does Than Snowden Leaks Did; So Is That Harming America?

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One of the key refrains that has come out from those who are unhappy about the revelation of details around the NSA's surveillance efforts is that Edward Snowden's leaks are somehow harmful to America. During hearings about all of this, NSA boss Keith Alexander claimed that "Americans will die" because...
NSA Now Revealing A Lot More About What It Does Than Snowden Leaks Did; So Is That Harming America?

The NSA Wants Hackers, And It Wants Them On Its Side

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Hey, hackers: The NSA is out to get you. If you're an American who can code malware to infiltrate a network, or snoop on SMS messages, or stop a distributed denial-of-service attack in your sleep, you're a person of interest. Age is of little consequence. Location likewise. The NSA's mission...
The NSA Wants Hackers, And It Wants Them On Its Side

Senator Wyden Calls For Hearings Over Intelligence Officials Lying To Congress

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We've discussed in great detail how the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, lied to Congress concerning NSA surveillance and why he should face the consequences of such lies. What hasn't been noted as much is that NSA boss Keith Alexander more or less told the same lies to Congress...
Senator Wyden Calls For Hearings Over Intelligence Officials Lying To Congress

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users... From An FBI Laptop

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Much of the debate over cybersecurity legislation like CISPA and the Cybersecurity Act focused on getting more private companies to "share data" with federal government agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. As we've pointed out time and time again, beyond the basic privacy rules that the bills tended to...
Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users... From An FBI Laptop

Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

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The Pentagon's Cyber Command will create 40 offensive cyber-teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks and assist combat commands as they plan offensive capabilities, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

For first time, US military says it would use offensive cyberweapons

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For the first time ever, the Obama administration has publicly admitted to developing offensive cyberweapons that could be aimed at foreign nations during wartime. According to an article published Tuesday night by The New York Times, that admission came from General Keith Alexander, the chief of the military's newly...
For first time, US military says it would use offensive cyberweapons
Pentagon devising new rules of engagement for cyber attacks as vulnerability concerns rise
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