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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...

Microsoft Asks Dept Of Justice Attorney General For PRISM Transparency
2013-07-17 14:12:16

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Days after the revelation that Microsoft provided access of encrypted data to the government under the NSA's PRISM campaign, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant has sent a letter directly to US attorney general Eric Holder asking him to allow the company to share information with its users. Microsoft wants to share information with its users about the way it handles national security requests for customer data. It came out last...

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...

2013-07-09 12:31:39

Leverages industry-leading mobile device encryption engine from KoolSpan to enable safe and secure calls and text messages BETHESDA, Md. and KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC becomes the first national law firm to safeguard client-related voice and data communications from being intercepted or compromised through a strategic relationship with KoolSpan Inc., the developer of a suite of hardware-based security applications. The Ashcroft Law Firm...

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...