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More Details Revealed About NSA Surveillance Programs
2013-08-21 17:52:11

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The depth to which the National Security Agency probes Internet activity such as emails and phone calls made over Voice Over IP (VoIP) lines is more than previously known. New reports uncovered by the Wall Street Journal reveal some of the NSA's activities. Surveillance put in place by the NSA has the ability to reach up to 75 percent of all US Internet traffic. Yet the agency has limited legal authority to spy on US citizens without...

Groklaw Website Shuts Down Due To Surveillance Fears
2013-08-20 14:10:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Blogger Pamela Jones announced today that she’ll be shutting down her tech-leaning legal blog “Groklaw” amidst concerns about government surveillance. What’s more, she also says she’ll be removing herself from the Internet as much as it is possible. Earlier this month, encrypted email services Lavabit and Silent Circle ended their operations after the former had a run-in with a secret US court, which presumably wanted...

2013-08-13 23:28:40

Cyber Security and digital asset manager Vir2us, Inc. says risks are big for government and critical infrastructure firms that are slow to implement next-generation cyber security solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 “The Snowden incident where, according to the New York Times (21Jun2013), a government intelligence worker was able to easily copy and disseminate large amounts of highly sensitive and classified data, highlights one of the fundamental problems of legacy...

2013-08-05 08:33:03

Johnson brings significant industry knowledge of cyber intelligence and cryptology NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Carl L. Johnson has joined the firm's Advisory business as a senior advisor focusing on serving public sector organizations. Based in PwC's McLean, VA office, Johnson brings over 38 years of experience working with cyber intelligence, data analytics, and cryptology to help organizations mitigate the threat of cybercrime. (Logo:...

Ex-Employer Tip Off Police Pressure Cooker Bomb Search
2013-08-02 10:16:33

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online News broke Thursday afternoon that a New York family received a visit from six police investigators who were tipped off about internet searches for "pressure cooker" and "backpack." While initial reports suggested that the family was targeted for web searches in their home, it later surfaced that the husband's former employer reported the searches in question. The Catalano family of Long Island became the target of an investigation...

2013-08-01 16:34:07

Extensive NSA Snooping Generates Cloud Data Protection Concerns SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of PRISM, the disclosure of XKeyscore has inflamed fears for moving data into the cloud. Together, the surveillance programs have generated broad concerns from privacy watchdogs about the sanctity of securing personal information and calls from EU regulators for limiting data to national boundaries and suspending the long accepted notion of safe harbor....

US Government Behind Most Twitter Data Requests
2013-08-01 10:40:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twitter released its semiannual transparency report yesterday and revealed that the US government is responsible for 78 percent of all the requests for data the micro-blogging site receives. According to Gerry Shih at Reuters, governments are most often looking for emails or IP addresses associated with accounts when they make these pleas to Twitter. Requests from all countries have been increasing in recent years, up to a total of...

No Safe Haven On Internet, NSA Can Access It All
2013-07-31 14:58:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New light has been shed on both the extent of the NSA's surveillance programs and how this information is shared with other government officials. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released three documents today which have until now been kept in secret and detail how information is obtained and stored. Though these documents provide additional information, large portions remain redacted, including sections that...

2013-07-31 12:31:10

BCAS leadership stands together on U.S. House vote allowing the NSA to continue collection of bulk phone records as Elliott Broidy encourages extensive outreach for defense initiatives. LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The defeat of an NSA amendment offered a fledgling defense coalition an opportunity to showcase its stance on a pivotal intelligence issue. A trio of Bipartisan Coalition for American Security (BCAS) leaders spoke in equally supportive tones for the...

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...