Rich Wazda

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Before surveillance leaks, CIA supervisor warned Snowden could be a security risk (update)

Years before Edward Snowden gained notoriety by leaking classified intel on the US government's broad surveillance programs, a supervisor at the CIA warned that he could be a potential liability. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that in 2009, as Snowden was preparing to depart Geneva after a three-year …

2013 Honda Accord Sport Sedan

Safety Car: Lapping suburbia in the everyman sports sedan.<p>The Accord is nothing if not popular; Honda’s bestseller ranked second among all cars in the U.S. in 2013, with 366,678 sales. Unit number 58,634 entered the <i>Car and Driver</i> fleet shortly after this ninth generation made its debut and just …

Market Scene: District Flea in Washington, DC

GalleryMarket Scene: District Flea in Washington, DC<p>DC has no shortage of farmers markets, but great flea markets are few and far between. Sure, there's Eastern Market, but the aisles threading those stalls are well-traveled. The dearth of outlets for weathered WWII-era trunks and vintage furniture …

Watch Oakland Coliseum convert from baseball to football

After an A's walk-off win on Saturday night, the grounds crew had about 20 hours to get the stadium ready for football. Here's what it looked like.<p>(h/t to Deadspin)

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US intelligence spending has doubled since 9/11, top secret budget reveals

US spending on intelligence has doubled since 9/11, with the National Security Agency and the CIA taking the biggest share, according to the top secret budget leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>Details of the $52.6bn request for 2013 by America's 16 spy agencies were revealed by the …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

These are the companies alleged to have links to the NSA surveillance scandal

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>The global surveillance scandal involves many players in the corporate world and — thanks to Edward Snowden — details of …

Julian Assange is tracking the movements of 19 spyware contractors

The latest installment of Wikileaks came with a surprise: the organization is going on the offensive. Assange has announced something called the Wikileaks Counterintelligence Unit, a project to actively surveil various surveillance contractors to provide a rare view into their business dealings — …

NSA review panel reportedly meeting with privacy groups and tech companies next week

A White House-appointed panel will meet with privacy groups and technology company officials next week as it prepares to review American intelligence policy, says <i>The Hill</i>. Though the names of the companies and advocacy organizations haven't been released, they will apparently speak with the panel …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. But physical confinement seems only to enhance his reach. The WikiLeaks founder has video-addressed the U.N., launched a Senate campaign …

Google racing to encrypt data transfers in response to NSA surveillance

Google is stepping up efforts to encrypt information flowing between its own data centers as a response to surveillance programs waged by the NSA and other intelligence agencies around the world. "It's an arms race," Eric Grosse, Google's vice president for security engineering, tells <i>The Washington</i> …

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NSA broke rules on call-tracking

National Security Agency personnel regularly searched call tracking data using thousands of numbers that had not been vetted in accordance with court-ordered procedures, according to previously secret legal filings and court opinions released by the Obama administration Tuesday.<p>The agency also …

NSA spying disclosures could cost companies billions

The possiblity of the NSA hacking U.S. technology could reduce overseas trust and sales<p>Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations they can enable Chinese spying may come …

NSA admits wrongly adding 16,000 phone numbers to 'alert list'

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency admitted in documents released Tuesday that it had wrongly put 16,000 phone numbers on an "alert list" so their incoming calls could be monitored, a mistake that a judge on the secret surveillance court called a "flagrant violation" of the law.<p>The documents …

Surveillance

The NSA files,NSA,Surveillance,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,World news,US foreign policy,US national security,Privacy,Data protection,US politics,US news,Obama administration<p>• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis<br>• Only official US government communications protected<br>• …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.<p>Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech …

Anonymous outs lawmakers’ ties to intelligence contractors

OpNSA highlights, without hacking or DDoS attacks, ties between intelligence industry and Washington<p>For those paying even a modicum of attention to recent revelations about NSA surveillance, it's been well-established that a vast surveillance apparatus is supported by a network of government, …

Google's Eric Schmidt downplays NSA spying

If you thought that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt would take a more strident tone when discussing the National Security Agency spying scandal, think again.<p>"There's been spying for years -- there's been surveillance for years, and so forth. I'm not going to pass judgment on that. It's the …

Surveillance