Zach Avery

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The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

Sony Pictures hack: the whole story

This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months. As far as Sony Pictures is concerned, the problems began on November 24th, when various …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

RSA, the security arm of EMC, sends email to customers over default random number generator which uses weak formula<p>A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security …

Feds still use secret email, but messages must be saved

A man types on a computer keyboard.<p>Administration officials and other federal workers may continue to use secret government email accounts to conduct official business as long as the messages are safely preserved and turned over when they are sought under the Freedom of Information Act, the …

Surveillance

North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South

North Korean hackers are suspected of launching a covert cyber-espionage campaign against the South Korean government in an attempt to steal highly classified intelligence on defence and security.<p>South Korea's ministry of unification and several leading Seoul thinktanks were targeted by the rare …

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel

• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis • Only official US government communications protected • Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy • Read the NSA and Israel's 'memorandum of understanding'<p>The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence …

Education Department Lets Borrowers Default On Student Loans, Ignoring Helpful Alternatives

Companies working for the Department of Education over the past year have allowed hundreds of thousands of borrowers to default on their federal student loans rather than enrolling them in the Obama administration’s debt-relief programs, new data reveal.<p>In results that have invited comparisons to …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Facebook CEO joins Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in saying the US did 'bad job' of balancing people's privacy and duty to protect<p>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 …