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Countries Pay Hackers Big Money To Find Rival Flaws
2013-07-15 09:09:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Countries around the world are hiring hackers to find weaknesses in the computer networks of their adversaries, according to the New York Times. The Times report adds to the looming concern of the dangers and very real possibility of widespread cyberwarfare. The hackers in question are looking for vulnerabilities in software like Microsoft's Windows, which could act as a gateway for warring cyber soldiers to gain access to larger...

NSA's PRISM Given Access To Microsoft's Encrypted Data
2013-07-11 15:53:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Guardian today released further details about the NSA's PRISM campaign which allows easier access to American citizens' data through major tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to the British news source, Microsoft worked closely with the NSA to give it access to user information when requested, including helping them around encryption used to protect users. This report, which was provided to The Guardian by...

2013-07-02 23:23:35

idcloak republishes its pre-Snowden “What is Data Mining…” article to show what was known about the NSA before this latest whistleblowing: information that the public chose to ignore until now. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 In a bid to show just how much was known about NSA activity before the recent Edward Snowden controversy, idcloak has republished its January 2013 article What Is Data Mining, What Is NSA'S Utah Data Center, And What Data Collection Methods Are Being Used...

2013-07-02 23:21:23

Research shows that the current national security breach, experienced by leaks at the NSA could have been prevented with accurate background checks. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Research shows that the current national security breach, experienced by leaks at the NSA could have been prevented with accurate background checks. This story was originally reported on 6/20/2013 by USA Today. This site makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. According to...

2013-06-28 23:04:22

In the wake of news of NSA surveillance has breached privacy, criminal background check companies remind job seekers that employers already have access to information to help them avoid risky hires. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 In the wake of news that NSA surveillance has breached privacy, criminal background check companies remind job seekers that employers already have access to information to help them avoid risky hires. On June 24, ABC reported on this here:...

2013-06-19 23:25:38

In a recent interview on The Costa Report, legendary First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, compared defending Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case to whistleblowers Bradley Manning, who released classified material to Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, the contractor responsible for making NSA surveillance information available to The Guardian. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 In a recent interview on The Costa Report, legendary First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, compared...

Google Wants Transparency In Data-Mining Request Release
2013-06-19 09:58:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Several Internet companies, including Apple and Yahoo, have released the number of data requests they´ve received from the government as a part of investigations and PRISM, the data-mining program used by the National Security Agency (NSA). However, one Internet giant -- Google -- has been noticeably absent in releasing these figures following a plea to the Attorney General and FBI to allow them to include Foreign Intelligence...

2013-06-13 23:25:29

Mike Slocumb, founder of the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, said the interception of emails containing sensitive, privileged or confidential information is ℠offensive´ and an infringement on people´s right to privacy. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland personal injury lawyer Mike Slocumb today said his law firm is handling a class action lawsuit that has privacy issues similar to the ones being raised in the story involving the National Security Administration...

Facebook Silent On Federal Data Requests
2013-06-13 13:39:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of the public discovery of the National Security Agency´s (NSA) Prism program, tech companies who are said to participate in the surveillance initiative have been scrambling to address user concerns and explain their roles therein. On Tuesday, Google explained how they handle requests for data from the NSA, putting to rest some of the worries many users have about government snooping. However, when Facebook...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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