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Keyless SSL: The Nitty Gritty Technical Details

We announced Keyless SSL yesterday to an overwhelmingly positive response. We read through the comments on this blog, Reddit, Hacker News, and people …

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We wanted the web for free – but the price is deep surveillance

Advertising has become the online business model but by its very nature it involves corporations spying on users to produce more targeted results<p>'Be careful what you wish for," runs the adage. "You might just get it." In the case of the internet, or, at any rate, the world wide web, this is exactly …

WikiLeaks Exposes Countries That Use Controversial 'FinFisher' Surveillance Tech

WikiLeaks published a batch of documents and files pertaining to the controversial surveillance technology company FinFisher on Monday, including a …

By: Pete G

Found this great document after many hours of attempting to discover my problem.<br>When I installed FC 17 on this laptop I was in a serous bind for time …

You Only Click Twice: FinFisher’s Global Proliferation

This post describes the results of a comprehensive global Internet scan for the command and control servers of FinFisher’s surveillance software.

Hacking Team is spreading government malware through YouTube and Microsoft Live

You don't have to click on a sketchy link to end up downloading malware. A new report from Citizen Lab's Morgan Marquis-Boire shows how companies can spread targeted malware by intercepting web traffic en route, sending malicious traffic from an otherwise friendly link. A company called Hacking …

Leaked documents detail how and why NSA targets network admins

With the amount of NSA-related information that's been leaked to the press, one may wonder if the feds will have anything new to share whenever the agency's first transparency report releases. The latest info is that the NSA was targeting foreign network administrators to gain access to the …

‘Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back’: Anti-NSA #ResetTheNet campaign kicks off

Internet activists and rights groups have launched a massive online campaign against mass government surveillance, urging users and websites to use …

Some numbers about NSA's data collection

(Updated: July 16, 2017)<p>Today it's exactly one year ago the Snowden-leaks started. Among the many highly classified documents which were disclosed …

NSA: Our systems are so complex we can’t stop them from deleting data wanted for lawsuit

The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it's too complex.<p>The agency is facing a slew of lawsuits over its surveillance programs, many launched after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked information …

[Data Visualization] The top-secret U.S. intelligence “black budget”

Share the post "[Data Visualization] The top-secret U.S. intelligence “black budget”"<p>The <i>top-secret</i> documents recently released by <b>Edward Snowden</b> …

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U.K. reveals secret policy for mass spying on Facebook, Google activity

The U.K. government believes it has the right to spy on any British citizens’ Internet activity that takes place on U.S.-based platforms, including …

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

View Graphic<p>Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.<p>Nine of 10 account holders …

Report: Rare leaked NSA source code reveals Tor servers targeted

NSA says it only gathers such data for "valid foreign intelligence purposes."<p>Two Germany-based Tor Directory Authority servers, among others, have …

The race to bring NSA surveillance to the Supreme Court

There are at least three pending cases against the agency with a shot at making it all the way<p>Mike Taylor, who lives in Dublin, Georgia, says the National Security Agency has been watching him since 2006. He knows because they communicate with him. "They talk to me on a daily basis," he explains …

This is the NSA reform that you've been waiting for — sort of

Your guide to the surveillance bill finally moving in Congress<p>Since Edward Snowden leaked the first classified intelligence document in June of 2013, over a dozen bills have been proposed to rein in government surveillance. Some have taken on single issues, like requesting details about violations …

Why Does the NSA Want to Keep Its Water Usage a Secret?

Author: Robert McMillan. Robert McMillan Business<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The National Security Agency has …

Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA’s catalog of surveillance magic

Latest batch of documents leaked shows NSA's power to pwn.<p>The National Security Agency’s sophisticated hacking operations go way beyond using …

NSA’s automated hacking engine offers hands-free pwning of the world

With Turbine, no humans are required to exploit phones, PCs, routers, VPNs.<p>Since 2010, the National Security Agency has kept a push-button hacking …

The NSA is capturing every phone call made in the Bahamas

New documents released by The Intercept show that the NSA is currently recording nearly every call made in the island nation of the Bahamas, along with comprehensive phone records from Mexico, Kenya, and the Philippines. The system is intended to track "international narcotics traffickers and …

NSA says “indiscriminate” Facebook hacking allegations “are simply false”

Spooks "only support lawful and appropriate foreign intelligence operations."<p>Days after new documents provided by Edward Snowden showed that the …

Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant

Servers, routers get “beacons” implanted at secret locations by NSA’s TAO team.<p>A document included in the trove of National Security Agency files …

Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars

The hacker in the <i>Italian Job</i> did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in <i>Live Free or Die Hard</i>. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to …

White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data

The White House has asked legislators crafting competing reforms of the National Security Agency to provide legal immunity for telecommunications firms that provide the government with customer data, the Guardian has learned.<p>In a statement of principles privately delivered to lawmakers some weeks …

Nasdaq ends session flat at 7,481

Mar 17, 2018<br>5:11 PM<p>Tickets for the comedienne’s concert went on sale March 16.<p>Mar 17, 2018<br>4:30 PM<p>Cambridge Analytica, a data firm tied to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million Facebook users, the New York Times and the Observer of London report.<p>Mar 17, 2018<br>3:58 …

Google may boost search rank of sites with encryption, report claims

Google is considering giving more prominent search rankings to websites that use encryption, in a move that could compel sites across the web to begin locking down the information sent to and from their servers, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The idea appears to be highly tentative at the …

The Real Threat From The Heartbleed Security Flaw Is The NSA

"The best guess is that the only ones exploiting this bug are spy agencies, if anyone at all."<p>Heartbleed, the enormous security bug that could affect up to two-thirds of the internet, has left more than 500,000 websites exposed to attackers. And while many are worried their information was left …

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Obama summons tech CEOs to White House for another NSA discussion

President Obama will meet with the chief executives of several major tech companies later today. <i>Politico</i> reports that the discussion will revolve around privacy and intelligence gathering — much like the first private roundtable Obama coordinated with Silicon Valley's leaders in December. In that …