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2014-02-27 23:02:10

NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences to offer the First Information Assurance Ph.D. in the U.S. for working professionals. Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences announces the offering of the first Information Assurance Ph.D. for working professionals in the United States. NSU is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by...

Quantum Technology The Next Level Of NSA Snooping
2014-02-01 04:37:32

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past several months, news has continued to leak about the extent that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has gone to spy on the public both abroad and domestic. Much of the news has stemmed from documents revealed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. While the Obama administration has made statements that the NSA will back off from its surveillance efforts, news has come out that the government agency is developing new tactics to...

Angry Birds
2014-01-29 04:15:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rovio Entertainment, creators of the popular Angry Birds games franchise, said on Tuesday that it does not share user data, or collude or collaborate with any government spy agencies such as the NSA or Britain’s GCHQ. The Espoo, Finland-based firm issued the statement a day after the disclosure of new documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden which suggest that the NSA and the GCHQ are tapping “leaky” smartphone...

NSA Tapping Mobile Apps In Search Of User Data: Report
2014-01-28 07:23:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are tapping into popular smartphone applications to gather potentially vast amounts of personal information about the user, including age, location, smartphone identification codes and even sexual orientation and political affiliation, according to various news outlets. The news reports cite dozens of previously undisclosed classified...

NSA Surveillance Illegal
2014-01-23 14:21:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Thursday an independent federal privacy watchdog that was called upon to review the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program offered its opinion that the program to collect bulk phone calls should be shut down. The findings, which were presented in a 238-page report, noted that the program provided only “minimal” benefits in counterterrorism and security efforts, and that the program is also illegal. This...

2014-01-23 11:20:06

Surveillance minimization - where surveillance is the exception, not the rule - could help rebuild public trust following revelations about the collection of personal data, according to a law academic from the University of East Anglia. Dr Paul Bernal, whose research covers privacy, surveillance and human rights, says the role of government surveillance and of surveillance by commercial groups and others must be reconsidered. He suggests surveillance minimization as a way forward and...

Data Collection By The NSA To See Changes, But How Much?
2014-01-18 05:01:34

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online President Barack Obama addressed the nation Friday to discuss changes to the surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) programs. While he plans to make changes, the plans the president outlined are broad. A transcript of the speech was posted online by the Washington Post. A key takeaway from the speech was posted by Brian Fung on his Washington Post blog. "I am therefore ordering a transition that will end the...

NSA Uses Radio Waves To Spy On International Computers
2014-01-15 13:13:22

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA) is doing more than monitoring email, cell phone calls and internet browsing. The US agency has infiltrated around 100,000 computers outside of the United States to monitor activities, and uses radio waves to retrieve data from those systems. Radio waves are a "secret technology" used by the NSA, The New York Times reports. The agency has increasingly made use of the technology to enter and alter data...

NSA Backlash Makes Foreign Companies Wary Of US Cloud Data Services
2014-01-11 04:43:16

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A survey conducted by Vancouver, British Columbia-based web hosting service PEER 1 finds that a quarter of Canadian and UK businesses are looking outside of US borders for data storage. Companies outside of the US are leery of using data services hosted in the country due to the spying activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA). According to survey results, PEER1 finds that 25 percent of businesses are moving data outside of...

Security Firms Backing Out Of RSA Conference Over NSA Controversy
2014-01-09 13:51:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following last month’s news that security firm RSA had worked with the National Security Agency to provide a digital backdoor in its encryption technology, eight computer security research firms have announced that they will not attend a security conference sponsored by RSA, reported the Washington Post. Despite the response from RSA that it had not provided the NSA with any such technological advantage to break its encryption, there...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.