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Social Connections, Metadata Collected By The NSA
2013-09-30 05:02:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the past three years, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been analyzing its vast repository of phone and e-mail logs, as well as other information, to create complex diagrams of the social connections of some US citizens, including their associates, travel companions and other personal interactions, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing newly-disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,...

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...

2013-04-12 23:04:06

The Office for Human Research Protections has noted that several prominent universities failed to tell more than one-thousand families participating in a government-backed oxygen level study that their premature babies were facing an increased risk for blindness or death, according to a New York Times report. The consent form that parents had to sign only warned that there was a potential for skin abrasions caused by the attaching of the devices, as well as a potential benefit of a baby not...

New York Times Claims It Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers
2013-01-31 07:08:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Late last October, the New York Times ran a story on the business dealings of the relatives of China´s Prime Minister. This investigation found that Wen Jaibo´s brother, daughter, son and even mother-in-law have acquired a total of at $2.7 billion between them, thanks to some “aggressive deal making.” Today, the Times is reporting that immediately after they published this story, Chinese hackers began...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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