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2014-02-27 12:21:42

The two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack radio is a priority component of the Army's network modernization plan and essential to forces scheduled to receive Capability Set 14. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack tactical networking radios will be included in U.S. Army's Capability Set (CS) 14, an integrated package of radios, satellite systems, software applications, smartphone-like devices and other network components. Units scheduled to...

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...

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 Builds Encryption Busting Super Computer
2014-01-03 11:20:30

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Thursday The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) is now developing a computer that, if successful, could break into nearly every type of encryption that currently exists. This would include encryption programs used to protect banking, medical, business and government records throughout the world. The Washington Post attributes these findings to documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward...

Judge Rules NSA Phone Data Collection Legal
2013-12-27 15:33:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Friday, a federal judge ruled the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass collection of telephone data is legal. US District Judge William Pauley dismissed a lawsuit brought by civil liberties campaigners, stating the dragnet program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to al-Qaida, which was responsible for the September 2001 terror attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The Guardian newspaper in the United...

Former NSA Employee Edward Snowden Says Mission Is Accomplished
2013-12-24 11:20:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who exposed extensive details of global electronic surveillance, said on Tuesday his “mission’s already accomplished.” Since late this spring, Snowden supplied three journalists with caches of top-secret documents from the NSA. This resulted in dozens of revelations and the story made headlines around the world. He fled the United States,...

RSA Claims It Din Not Create Secret Backdoor For NSA Spying
2013-12-23 10:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security firm RSA, a division of EMC, denied on Sunday that it had deliberately provided the NSA with a backdoor into some of its popular encryption libraries. This followed Friday’s revelation that the NSA had paid the computer security firm $10 million in order for it to create an alleged secret backdoor into RSA’s encryption software. According to a Reuters story published late last week, documents leaked by former NSA...

NSA Spy Video Games__SS_121013
2013-12-10 09:11:08

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA), as well as its UK counterpart agency GCHQ, have been discovered lurking in online games. The unorthodox new tactic was unearthed in documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The files used to uncover NSA and GCHQ activities in games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life were obtained by the Guardian and reported on jointly with the New York Times and ProPublica. According to reports,...

Twitter Ups Its Encryption With Forward Secrecy
2013-11-24 04:51:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twitter has added an extra layer of encryption to its service, making it more difficult for third-parties to spy on its users, and the popular micro-blogging network is calling on other Internet companies to do the same. According to Reuters reporter Jim Finkle, the move is an attempt to “thwart spying by government intelligence agencies” by the social media website, which began completely scrambling data in 2011 using...


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