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2014-06-11 12:33:45

Well over 80% of Georgia voters support protecting emails and online communications from government intrusion WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the one year anniversary of the Snowden leaks and revelations of the NSA snooping online, the Digital 4th coalition unveiled poll results showing overwhelming support for strengthening privacy rights online. Well over 80% of voters in Georgia--84%--support updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), an...

2014-06-03 12:43:38

Former Director of the CIA and FBI, Judge William Webster, National Security Council alum Michele Malvesti and former Director of the Secret Service Lewis Merletti named to root9B panel with CEO Joe Grano NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a Premier Alliance Group Company (OTCQB: PIMO), announced today the creation of an advisory panel of some of the most important figures in national security to assist in developing and marketing state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions...

2014-06-03 08:21:38

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently earned Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD). CIRA was designed to meet growing cyber protection needs by leveraging the expertise of cyber security industry leaders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b With this accreditation, Lockheed Martin is one of the first...

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2014-05-23 04:44:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to limit the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass collection of telephone records. In a 303 to 121 vote, the House approved scaled-back legislation that was seen as sending a clear message that both parties no longer favor the NSA's power to collect bulk surveillance data. Last year the House was much more divided than this year, but anger over the leaks from...

Tech Firms Stand Against NSA, Call For Transparency In Data Requests
2014-05-02 14:41:10

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms are taking a stand against data requests from government agencies. The companies are hoping to provide more transparency by disclosing such requests from law enforcement and other government entities, the Washington Post reports. "Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data,...

2014-04-17 20:23:19

A former Under Secretary of Homeland Security joins some of IBM's top cyber security experts to brief IT professionals on how to defend against today's urgent threats, including Heartbleed. ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iSECURE, LLC, an end-to-end cyber security consulting and solutions provider, today announced program details of its forthcoming "2014 Information Security Executive Summit," to be held in partnership with the IBM X-Force Research and Development organization...

2014-04-15 08:21:28

Senior Military and Industry Business Leaders to Provide Strategic and Market Guidance LEESBURG, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Government (MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications (MTN), announces the formation of an MTNGOV Advisory Board with veteran military, intelligence and industry business leaders. Members of the Advisory Board include: U.S. Marine Corps Major General George J. Allen (retired), U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Albert J. "Al" Edmonds (retired), Blu Venture...

Yahoo Bringing Better Encryption Technologies To The Table
2014-04-03 12:10:56

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo! is in the midst of a large-scale project to employ encryption technologies to protect its users and their data. The company's new Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Stamos, updated users on Tumblr. Firstly, as of march 31 all traffic moving between Yahoo! data centers is fully encrypted. Yahoo! Mail has become more secure as browsing has been moved to HTTPS by default, as well as encryption of mail between Yahoo! servers...

NSA Infiltration Into RSA Security Kit
2014-04-01 07:13:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computer security firm RSA incorporated two, rather than one, encryption tools developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), allowing the spy agency to eavesdrop on Internet communications even easier than previously thought, Reuters reported on Monday, citing university researchers who discovered the second tool. The issue of RSA’s cooperation with the NSA was brought to light last December, when leaks by former NSA...

European Researchers Reveal The Physics Of The Secret
2014-03-27 14:02:50

[ Watch the Video: Keeping Secrets in a World of Spies and Mistrust ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it really a secret if researchers share it? In the March 27 issue of Nature, the weekly international journal of science, researchers Artur Ekert and Renato Renner revealed what physics can tell us about keeping our secrets secret. This comes after high profile revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been spying on emails, phone calls and other...

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