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Bloomberg Urges Obama to Take Action on Gun Control

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Bloomberg Urges Obama to Take Action on Gun Control: Raymond Hernandez for The New York Times covering NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for President Obama to do something about gun control in this country. Speaking to Peter King, a Republican Representative from New York (and the chairman of the Homeland...
Bloomberg Urges Obama to Take Action on Gun Control

Web attacks on big US banks originated in Iran, unconfirmed reports say

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Iranians have mounted a series of denial-of-service attacks over the past year that target major US banks and other companies, according to two published reports that cite unnamed US officials. The reports, published on Friday by The Washington Post and Reuters, came a few days after websites for both Bank...
Web attacks on big US banks originated in Iran, unconfirmed reports say

On Second Thought, Senate Won't Debate Cybersecurity Before Floor Vote

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In a rush order move that the bill's principal author, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I - Conn.) called "not rushing," the Senate majority leader will bring to the floor a critical, completely revised cybersecurity bill for a full vote. The move would skip any markup and debate sessions in such committees...
On Second Thought, Senate Won't Debate Cybersecurity Before Floor Vote

China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

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Telecoms giant Huawei presents a device it claims can download high definition films in minutes and songs in secondsHuawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment group, has unveiled what it claims is the world's fastest smartphone and announced a 60% annual rise in shipments of its mobile devices.Headlining at the mobile phone...
China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

Huawei and ZTE Answer Home Security Committee's 'Unsafe' Accusations

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Twenty-four hours after the U.S. State Congress report accused them of being a menace to state security, the two Chinese firms have answered back. Huawei's statement questions the Intelligence Committee's evidence and claims it cooperated in an "open and transparent manner." ZTE's statement, meanwhile, focused on its equipment, saying that...
Huawei and ZTE Answer Home Security Committee's 'Unsafe' Accusations

UK warning over Chinese phone deal

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Britain must do more to assess the risks of allowing foreign firms to invest in its telecoms network, says the intelligence and security committee....
UK warning over Chinese phone deal
House of Representatives passes controversial cyber intelligence bill

Snooper's charter rests on 'pretty heroic assumptions', MI5 boss told MPs

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Committee report supports government's claim on need for communications data bill but says proposals require further workThe government's plans to track everybody's web and mobile phone use rest on some "pretty heroic assumptions", the head of MI5 has told MPs and peers.The disclosure comes in a report from the intelligence...
Snooper's charter rests on 'pretty heroic assumptions', MI5 boss told MPs

Surveillance watchdog warns of new threat to privacy

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Personal data on internet allows authorities to evade statutory controlsConcerns expressed in new reportDowning Street followed the timeworn practice of spewing out a number of important reports before the Commons summer recess which this year began on Tuesday.They included the annual report of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, which...
Surveillance watchdog warns of new threat to privacy

GCHQ runs competition to develop protection against cyber-attacks

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Government intelligence-gathering agency hopes its competition will encourage skilled recruits, as well tackling online crimeGCHQ, the government's electronic intelligence-gathering centre, is to encourage members of the public to help combat the growing threat of cyber-attacks by testing their skills and applying to join the once-secret Cheltenham-based agency.A GCHQ official, identified...
GCHQ runs competition to develop protection against cyber-attacks

MPs' Huawei report exposes conflicting pressures on UK government

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Report on contracts with Chinese telecoms firm lays bare 'disconnect' between UK's inward investment and national security policiesThe prospect of a damaging conflict between Britain's commercial interests and its national security was laid bare in Thursday's stinging report by parliament's intelligence and security committee into the way the government handled...
MPs' Huawei report exposes conflicting pressures on UK government

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

So, how's Huawei's trust-us facility in the UK working out then?

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Britain’s national security authorities should conduct an urgent review of Huawei’s “Cell”, a networking equipment testing facility, a parliamentary committee has said. This is the latest episode in the long-running and global “Can we trust Huawei?” game. No-one has ever caught out the Chinese firm using its equipment to spy...
So, how's Huawei's trust-us facility in the UK working out then?

Senate to Debate Again When and How Government Seizes the Cloud

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The rapid migration by U.S. government agencies to cloud-based architectures is producing radical, and potentially beneficial, changes to these agencies' management structures. Costs are coming down, and as some agencies are just now realizing, security and resiliency could be going up. But the very concept of cloud infrastructure is something...
Senate to Debate Again When and How Government Seizes the Cloud

Civil liberties: GCHQ and the American data trough

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The Guardian's Prism documents raise questions about US-UK intelligence-gathering, including that from British citizens, which should urgently be debated in parliamentGiving evidence to parliament's intelligence and security committee last year, the head of the UK Government Communications Headquarters made a simple statement. "Communications data is extremely helpful to us," he...
Civil liberties: GCHQ and the American data trough

Senate cybersecurity bill leaves Internet alone, exempts tech companies from oversight

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The Senate Homeland Security Committee has introduced the broad cybersecurity legislation promised late last year by Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV). But contrary to the fears of many—or perhaps because of them—the bill's scope is tightly restrained, excluding the vast majority of commercial systems and Internet infrastructure itself...
Senate cybersecurity bill leaves Internet alone, exempts tech companies from oversight

Like U.S. lawmakers, Brits raise spying fears over Huawei gear

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A new report from the Intelligence and Security Committee in the British Parliament questions the procedures and protocols used that allowed the Chinese telecom gear maker to expand its operations in that country. [Read more]...
Like U.S. lawmakers, Brits raise spying fears over Huawei gear

Maine Senator Wants Independent Study of TSA's Body Scanners

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OverTheGeicoE writes "U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the top Republican on the homeland security committee, plans to introduce a bill that would require a new health study of the X-ray body scanners used to screen airline passengers nationwide. If the bill becomes law, TSA would be required to choose an 'independent...
Maine Senator Wants Independent Study of TSA's Body Scanners

Sprint, SoftBank reportedly reach security deal with U.S.

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Tentative agreement includes a security committee at the company should the merger go through, as well as veto power over equipment purchases, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
Sprint, SoftBank reportedly reach security deal with U.S.

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

'Snoopers charter': Theresa May hits back at Lib Dem scepticism over bill

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Home secretary warns against 'putting politics before lives' as coalition ties strain over plan to track internet and phone useThe home secretary has launched a barely veiled attack on Nick Clegg over the Liberal Democrats' sceptical approach to plans to give the police and security services powers to track all...
'Snoopers charter': Theresa May hits back at Lib Dem scepticism over bill

China telecom firm could face Commons inquiry

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Intelligence and security committee considering investigation into equipment vendor Huawei's activities in the UKA committee of MPs and peers is considering an inquiry into the Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei following a call by US legislators to stop the company doing business in America. A decision to curb Huawei's activities...
China telecom firm could face Commons inquiry

It's Dueling Cybersecurity Bills as McCain Threatens Countermeasures

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In a move to pigeon-hole his mostly-Democratic opponents as high-spending bureaucrats, perhaps with an axe to grind against the Defense Dept., former Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R - Ariz) announced yesterday the formation of competing cybersecurity legislation. Sen. McCain's move pits him squarely against the former Democrat who...
It's Dueling Cybersecurity Bills as McCain Threatens Countermeasures

MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks

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Committee flags up fears that telecoms firm Huawai could be involved in spying or cyber-attacksA group of MPs has lambasted the government for risking national security by failing to monitor the widespread use of Chinese equipment in Britain's phone and broadband networks.In a damning report into the potential threats posed...
MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks
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