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US Making Most Requests For Facebook User Information
2013-08-28 10:25:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from Facebook lists, for the first time, which countries have asked for user data and how many accounts were involved. The US government tops this list as it has made 11,000 to 12,000 requests for user data from January 1 to June 30, 2013. This is considerably more than any other country that has requested user data over the same period. In all, during the first half of the year, 70 countries asked Facebook for...

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...

2013-06-19 23:14:43

CloudBolt Software's C2 plays critical role in Dell´s cloud offering to the US government. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 CloudBolt Software, Inc. announced that its Cloud Management product, Command and Control (C2), has been selected as the Cloud Manager and Orchestrator for Dell´s Cloud offering for the US Federal, State, and Local Governments. CloudBolt C2 presents an intuitive, highly customizable interface that allows US Government organizations to provide their own...

Yahoo Reveals Amount Of Data Requests From Government Data-Mining Program
2013-06-18 11:34:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following the lead of Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer yesterday announced the number of surveillance requests the Internet search company has received from the US government as a part of the National Security Agency´s (NSA) PRISM program. Like the rest, Yahoo! announced the number of requests it had received over the last six months and, so far, it has received the most – between 12 and 13...

Apple Denies Knowledge Of PRISM
2013-06-17 09:58:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In less than six months Apple received between four and five thousand requests from the US government about customer data as a part of PRISM. Previously the government did not allow companies participating in PRISM to reveal how many requests they´ve received, but following the recent public outcry about the surveillance program and tech companies essentially asking permission to clear up their names, the National...

Microsoft And Facebook Answer To Data Requests
2013-06-16 05:42:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday night, Microsoft and Facebook independently announced that the US government had somewhat relaxed their nondisclosure agreements, allowing them to reveal they had thousands of requests from authorities for user data affecting tens of thousands of individuals. The announcement comes as both companies are under an increased level of scrutiny since the leaking of a US government internet surveillance program known as PRISM....

2013-06-11 23:14:48

A Just Cause and Friends of Justice argue that financial analysis shows the federal case resulting in imprisonment of executives of IRP Solutions in Colorado was about debt. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 A Just Cause and Friends of Justice continue their investigation of what they say is the wrongful prosecution and conviction of six executives of a Colorado-based company, IRP Solutions Corporation. The advocacy organizations believe that the currently imprisoned executives (IRP6),...

NSA Gains Court Order To Collect Data On All Verizon Calls
2013-06-06 07:46:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a British newspaper, the US government has been secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers since April 25. The Guardian reports the US National Security Agency (NSA) was granted access to the data by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has allowed the culling of records through July 19. The court order doesn´t actually allow the NSA to collect any information...

2013-05-29 23:14:53

This was one very big step toward getting this deal done. Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Sprint Nextel and Softbank have reached a security agreement with the US government regulators according to The Kansas City Star on May 29, 2013. Wireless analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment on this story. “Sprint and Softbank have apparently passed muster with one US regulatory...

Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...