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New Claims Indicate NSA Involved In Cellphone Location Data Mining
2013-10-03 11:01:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2010 and 2011, the National Security Agency (NSA) tested a system that collected information about cellphone owners’ locations. The New York Times reported on this leaked program earlier this week and it was subsequently confirmed by James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. General Keith Alexander, the NSA’s director, said the NSA collected cellphone location data as a...

Data-Mining Leak Damages Irresponsible And Irreversible, Says NSA Chief
2013-07-19 12:17:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The head of the National Security Agency said on Thursday that the damage from recently leaked information is both "irresponsible and irreversible." While addressing the Aspen Security Forum, NSA chief Keith Alexander also said that the leaks have given terrorist groups the intelligence community's "playbook." Alexander added that the NSA was secretive about its various programs due to national security and noted it was a necessity...

2012-07-10 13:32:26

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyberattacks are progressing from exploitative to disruptive, and the threat is quickly escalating to destructive. That's according to General Keith Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command; Director of the National Security Agency; and Chief of the Central Security Service. General Alexander spoke about a need for the government to pass better laws against cyber security in a speech given at the Washington think tank American Enterprise...

Anonymous Calls NSA Chief’s Claims 'Fear-Mongering'
2012-02-23 05:15:56

The infamous international hacker organization Anonymous has countered the recent remarks of US National Security Agency (NSA) chief Keith Alexander who claimed that the group would soon be able to cause mass power outages. In a snarky Twitter post, Anonymous turned the table on General Alexander writing: “Why would Anons shut off a power grid? There are ppl on life support/other vital services that rely on it. Try again NSA.” The group also went on to accuse the security...

2011-02-19 05:55:00

The head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday advised computer security specialists to tighten the nation's critical infrastructure against cyber crime that will most likely become more advanced and destructive. Cyber Command director General Keith Alexander said at the RSA Conference in San Francisco that the NSA's "active defenses" designed to defend military networks should be extended to include civilian government agencies and key private-sector networks. "I believe we...

2010-09-24 13:10:00

A top general said Thursday that the White House is boosting the authority of the U.S. military and other agencies in order to try and protect the infrastructure from cyber attacks. General Keith Alexander said that the U.S. Cyber Command has the responsibility of safeguarding military networks and not commercial power grids or banking computer networks. "It is not my mission to defend, today, the entire nation," Alexander told the House Armed Services Committee. "Our mission in Cyber...

2010-06-04 12:10:00

General Keith Alexander, head of the newly created U.S. Cyber Command, said Thursday that Pentagon networks are probed over six million times a day and expressed concern about a rise in "remote sabotage" attacks on computer systems. Alexander also said developing a real-time picture of threats to U.S. military networks and the rules to fight back would be among the priorities in his position. Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency, said Pentagon systems are "probed by...

2006-01-06 19:15:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Security Agency told employees last month that NSA officials had not violated U.S. law by participating in an agency program that eavesdrops on U.S. citizens without judicial oversight, newly released documents show. "Media coverage surmises that administration and agency officials may have acted unlawfully -- notions I reject, categorically!" NSA Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander assured agency employees in a December 22 message. He...

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