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Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

School Kids Brought Google to Its Knees

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Computer security experts and the National Security Agency have been hard at work, trying to figure out where in China recent attacks on Google originated. It turns out that Google did not suffer at the hands of the Chinese government, but, wait for it, school kids. Tracing the attacks further...
School Kids Brought Google to Its Knees

Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records

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White House upholds 'critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats' as senior politicians condemn practiceThe White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans' phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect...
Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

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Free speech groups say the bill – which Obama has vowed to veto – hands US authorities too much power to use private dataFree speech advocates are calling for the Senate to block controversial cybersecurity legislation they claim will give the US authorities unprecedented access to online communications.The House of Representatives on...
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

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Sources challenge reports alleging National Security Agency is "tapping directly into the central servers." Instead, they say, the spy agency is obtaining orders under process created by Congress. [Read more]...
No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

NSA leaker Ed Snowden's life on Ars Technica

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Edward Snowden in 2006. Ars user TheTrueHOOHA "Whistleblower or criminal?" asks the teaser on the New York Times' Opinion page. It's the question of the hour—speaking, of course, about Ed Snowden, whose leaks of top-secret documents from the National Security Agency began dribbling out last week via two newspapers,...
NSA leaker Ed Snowden's life on Ars Technica

Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

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The FBI and the National Security Agency have been pulling photos, emails and other personal information from the servers of nine US internet companies, according to an explosive report in the Washington Post that describes a secret six-year snooping program. Highly confidential slides explaining the program, known as PRISM, say...
Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple
NSA Director blames China for a 'great deal' of military-related data theft

CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

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If you have followed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) at all, today is likely going to be an important day. Now, claw your eyes away from the livestream of the TNW Conference, here’s what we are expecting at the moment: the amendment dance for CISPA should come to a...
CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

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

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'

Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

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Technology companies want government's permission to give public a more detailed list of demands for data from their serversMicrosoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand over user data under the controversial...
Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

Alert on Hacker Power Play

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The director of the National Security Agency has warned that the hacking group Anonymous could have the ability within the next year or two to bring about a limited power outage through a cyberattack....
Alert on Hacker Power Play
The strange and unbelievable similarities in Google, Facebook, and Apple's PRISM denials

Verizon Says Must Comply With Data Requests

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Verizon Communications Inc. takes steps to safeguard its customers’ privacy but has to turn over information when ordered to by a federal court, the company’s general counsel said in a memo to employees Thursday. The comments follow the publication of a secret court order requiring Verizon to provide data about...
Verizon Says Must Comply With Data Requests
Security: NSA's Open Source Spin-Off Lands $2 Million in Funding

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

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Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the country's surveillance programs, left Hong Kong Sunday to a third country....
NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

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

NSA spying scandal fallout: Expect big impact in Europe and elsewhere

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This is a great day to be a conspiracy theorist. Vindication! The National Security Agency – part of the U.S. military – reportedly has a direct line into the systems of some of the world’s biggest web and tech companies, all of which are of course sited in the U.S....
NSA spying scandal fallout: Expect big impact in Europe and elsewhere

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

Apple joins Facebook and Microsoft in revealing US surveillance requests

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Tech firm promises users that iMessage, FaceTime, location details and Siri requests remain privateThe technology firm Apple says it has received 4,000-5,000 surveillance requests from the US government about its customers since December 2012.The company's disclosure comes after the Guardian revealed the existence of a US National Security Agency programme...
Apple joins Facebook and Microsoft in revealing US surveillance requests

Google CEO on NSA spy program: We're definitely not involved

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Either Google is lying, or news organizations have misinterpreted an apparently leaked National Security Agency document supposedly disclosing a PRISM surveillance program. [Read more]...
Google CEO on NSA spy program: We're definitely not involved

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

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The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

News Reading Shifts To Tablets

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. News Readers Spend As Much Time on Tablets as Print (Journalism.co.uk) Consumers in the U.S., Germany, and France are spending as much time reading news on...
News Reading Shifts To Tablets

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

WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden

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U.S. officials should be condemned for "bullying" other nations in their attempts to get them to turn over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, who leaked classified information on massive surveillance programs there, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday....
WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden
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