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2014-08-14 07:02:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but according to Edward Snowden, it’s all too real: the US National Security Agency (NSA) is developing a cyber-defense system capable of not only automatically neutralizing foreign cyberattacks but also launching retaliatory strikes against those nations. Snowden, the whistleblower who publically exposed extensive details of global electronic surveillance and data...

Julian Assange Labels NSA As A 'Rogue Agency' During SXSW Speech
2014-03-10 09:04:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Speaking via Skype to the attendees of the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had become a “rogue agency” and hinted that his document-sharing website could soon be publishing additional unidentified documents. Assange, who has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012, said that a grassroots effort would be the...

Webcam Images Collected By British Spy Agency
2014-02-28 04:22:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A British spy agency and the NSA have reportedly intercepted millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images across the globe. Secret documents revealed by the Guardian show how GCHQ with assistance from the US National Security Agency was able to intercept and store webcam images from millions of Internet users not suspected of any wrongdoing. Agency files dating between 2008 and 2010 state that a surveillance program known as Optic Nerve...

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...

NSA Backlash Makes Foreign Companies Wary Of US Cloud Data Services
2014-01-11 04:43:16

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A survey conducted by Vancouver, British Columbia-based web hosting service PEER 1 finds that a quarter of Canadian and UK businesses are looking outside of US borders for data storage. Companies outside of the US are leery of using data services hosted in the country due to the spying activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA). According to survey results, PEER1 finds that 25 percent of businesses are moving data outside of...

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Skype's Social Media Feeds, Posts Content
2014-01-02 06:53:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The blog and social media accounts of Microsoft-owned voice-over-IP (VOIP) service Skype were hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Wednesday, various media outlets have reported. The SEA, which is an organization that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and has previously hacked the websites of CNN and the New York Times, apparently posted messages critical of Microsoft for sharing user data...

NSA Intercepting Computer Deliveries, Implanting Spyware: Report
2013-12-30 12:27:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report Sunday from the German publication Der Spiegel, a special hacking unit from the US National Security Agency (NSA), intercepts deliveries of new computer equipment and plants spyware. The Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO) is one of the NSA’s most successful operations for infiltrating computer systems. Der Spiegel wrote, “If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related...

NSA Paid For Back Door Access Into RSA Encryption Software
2013-12-21 06:08:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The latest documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden claim the US National Security Agency (NSA) paid a computer security firm $10 million in order to create a secret back door into encryption software. According to Joseph Menn of Reuters, the documents allegedly reveal that the NSA and RSA arranged a secret agreement in which the agency “created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers” called the...

Smartphone Data May Not Be Safe From The NSA
2013-09-09 04:02:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Security Agency (NSA) has the ability to access user data on several popular types of smartphones, according to reports published by German news outlet Spiegel this weekend. According to a September 7 article, the online version of the Hamburg-based weekly news magazine Der Spiegel claims to have seen “top secret NSA documents” that “explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones,...

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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.