spies

spies

E3 2012: New Splinter Cell: Blacklist borrows from Uncharted

Spy court OK'd all U.S. wiretap requests it received in 2012

www.computerworld.com
A special court established to review government requests for warrants to conduct electronic surveillance of suspected foreign spies received close to 1,900 warrant requests last year -- all of which it approved....
Spy court OK'd all U.S. wiretap requests it received in 2012

Remains of the Day: Why Piracy Works Edition [For What It's Worth]

lifehacker.com
A fed up movie-watcher explains in pictures how buying is more hostile to consumers than pirating, a school spies on students at home through webcams, and Bill Gates gives a great presentation.(Click the image above for a closer look.) Why Piracy Works See image above. [via Kevin Marks] When are...
Remains of the Day: Why Piracy Works Edition [For What It's Worth]
Google's Project Glass will lock down when it senses theft

Anti-Piracy Blocklists Don't Keep BitTorrent Spies Out

torrentfreak.com
When people use BitTorrent to download copyrighted material, there’s a good chance that their IP-addresses are being logged by an anti-piracy groups. Just last week we showed that two of these companies were snooping on thousands of torrents. Many privacy-conscious BitTorrent users are well-aware of this kind of monitoring activity...
Anti-Piracy Blocklists Don't Keep BitTorrent Spies Out

Commotion Wireless: US government project that aims to kill censorship

www.guardian.co.uk
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

How The FBI's Desire To Wiretap Every New Technology Makes Us Less Safe

www.techdirt.com
Here they go again. Every year or so we end up writing about the FBI's desire for better wiretapping capabilities for new technologies, such as Skype. Basically, the FBI argues that because "bad guys" might use those tools to communicate in secret, they need backdoors to make sure that they...
How The FBI's Desire To Wiretap Every New Technology Makes Us Less Safe

Privacy isn’t an issue with Burn Note because all messages will self-destruct

thenextweb.com
If you’ve ever worried about someone holding on to a private email or text you’ve sent them, then you aren’t alone. A developer named Jacob Robbins decided to build a service to cater to those who want to keep their conversations private forever. Today, Burn Note has officially launched, and...
Privacy isn’t an issue with Burn Note because all messages will self-destruct
NSA: foreign adversaries in US military networks might be too plentiful to stop
At HOPE, spies and the hackers who spy on them
Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone

Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

www.techdirt.com
One of the key flaws with the data retention schemes being proposed by the UK and elsewhere, supposedly to catch terrorists and serious criminals, is that they won't work. It is trivially easy to avoid surveillance by using encrypted connections, for example those provided by The Onion Router (Tor)....
Australian Spies Want To Hack Tor After Realizing It Routes Around Their Surveillance

The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

www.techdirt.com
A recent issue of The New Yorker had a fine essay by Mike Spies about the joys of discovering and listening to music. But its overall tone is rather melancholic: We seem to have created an environment in which wonderful music, newly discovered, is difficult to treasure. For treasures, as...
The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

How To Avoid Spies On BitTorrent | FreakBits

freakbits.com
...
How To Avoid Spies On BitTorrent | FreakBits

DOJ Railroads CIA Torture Whistleblower Into Reduced Guilty Plea

www.techdirt.com
Back in April, we wrote about how the Obama administration, for the astounding sixth time, had used the Espionage Act -- which is supposed to be used against spies -- to bring criminal charges against a former government employee-turned-whistleblower. All other Presidents prior to Obama put together had used the...
DOJ Railroads CIA Torture Whistleblower Into Reduced Guilty Plea

Lamar Smith & House Judiciary Committee Don't Want To Know How Often The NSA Spies On Americans

www.techdirt.com
Once again, we are left stunned by the sheer ridiculousness of Congress. In a House Judiciary Committee markup concerning the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), a proposed amendment to require the NSA to reveal how many times it had spied on Americans was voted down 20 - 11, led by chair...
Lamar Smith & House Judiciary Committee Don't Want To Know How Often The NSA Spies On Americans

Tools For Spying On Your Competitor's Display Ads

marketingland.com
Just go ahead and admit it. We’ve all had a fascination with spies since we were kids. That’s why we flock to spy movies like Mission Impossible and secretly pretend we could live a life as adventurous as Jason Bourne and James Bond. So maybe that’s why we look for...
Tools For Spying On Your Competitor's Display Ads

Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

www.fastcompany.com
Hey, it's secure enough for spies! Samsung's investment in U.S.-based companies continues, with its announcement that it is backing cloud-based mobile enterprise specialist Cloudant. The Korean firm's VC arm says that the investment will be used to aid its own R&D into mobile application data management and distribution for...
Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

NATO Will Buy Its First Spy Drones, Eventually

www.wired.com
After years of delay and shrinking budgets, NATO will buy its first ever spy drones later this year. But it's a tentative entry, at best, into the ranks of the unmanned systems revolution. The five new robotic spies won't actually join the transatlantic military alliance's air fleet until the end...
NATO Will Buy Its First Spy Drones, Eventually

Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
There's a scary, and perfectly legal, way that hackers are making money these days. They find holes in popular software like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and sell them to spies in this country and others. They aren't breaking the law as long as they are only selling...
Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

Flame's Bluetooth functionality could help spies extract data locally, researchers say

www.computerworld.com
The Bluetooth functionality of the Flame cyberespionage malware could potentially be used to pinpoint the physical location of infected devices and allow local attackers to extract data if they get in close proximity to the victims, according to security researchers from antivirus vendors Symantec and Kaspersky Lab....
Flame's Bluetooth functionality could help spies extract data locally, researchers say

Tom Cullen from Sonos on the new sound of TV

www.guardian.co.uk
In this week's edition of Tech Weekly the Guardian's technology editor Charles Arthur meets Sonos co-founder Tom Cullen to discuss their latest product - the Playbar for TV. Cullen reveals the genesis of the wireless sound system company and where he thinks connected home entertainment technology is going.Digital correspondent Jemima...
Tom Cullen from Sonos on the new sound of TV

An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

www.technologyreview.com
A cryptography pioneer offers a simple way to fight electronic surveillance. Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access—legal or otherwise—to your providers' servers. A new app called Silent Circle...
An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone
The Russians Say They Have Proof That The CIA Uses Gmail To Stay In Touch With Spies (GOOG)

Spies 'penetrate' US army network

www.bbc.co.uk
Foreign spies have comprehensively penetrated the computer networks of the US government, American politicians have been told....
Spies 'penetrate' US army network

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

www.techdirt.com
With only one exception, this week's top comments are of the short-and-punchy variety--so in that spirit, let's dive right in. On the Insightful side, first place goes to a comment on our post about how obsolete metrics are a bigger problem than piracy. Fogbugzd responded to one line in particular:...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
University's Cyber Corps program trains America's hacker spies of the future

Dotcom Given Green Light to Sue Kiwi Spies, But Evidence to be Withheld

torrentfreak.com
In June 2012 the police search and seizure raids against Kim Dotcom and other alleged members of the so-called ‘Mega Conspiracy’ were deemed to have been carried out illegally. Two months later in August it came to light that a Kiwi spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, had been...
Dotcom Given Green Light to Sue Kiwi Spies, But Evidence to be Withheld

The Hunt for a Chinese Hacker

www.businessweek.com
Cloaked by malware, aliases, and misspellings, computer spies are usually invisible. This one made a mistake. A special investigation...
The Hunt for a Chinese Hacker
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?