Details about the hacking tools, including spyware delivered to computers and phones through email or Web links—techniques more commonly associated with attacks by criminals.
“Smart TVs” can be hacked allowing attackers to “watch” families through webcams, and working even if the victims try to turn the set off. More than 80 million Smart TVs sold around the world in 2012, but, “we hardly see security research
The administration maintains that these programs are necessary for the fight against terrorism, but the American people are not convinced.
When we as a species use language to communicate and engage with one another, we have a certain understanding that certain words mean certain things. That is the entire purpose of language, effective communication between human beings that can be eas
Publishing giant McClatchy sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, demanding that he clarify whether or not the National Security Agency helped the government of New Zealand spy on one of McClatchy's reporters.
There are tight controls on the NSA’s access to U.S. phone records and data from U.S. Internet companies, the agency’s director says.
Glen destroys Toobin AGAIN (after exposing him for the pathetic govt propagandist he is earlier today). And Justin Amash shines as well.
Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to
"Silent Circle" has a password test. Note that longer passphrases, even if they are only lower case characters, are tougher to crack than shorter passwords with all sorts of numbers and non-characters.
Angela gave a concise explanation of the Antiwar.com lawsuit against the FBI to RT America.
Obama administration officials faced deepening skepticism about a far-reaching counterterrorism program that collects millions of Americans’ phone records, as they released newly declassified documents in an attempt to spotlight privacy safeguards.
In accepting the award I don’t condone the NSA’s surveillance. Simply put, I don’t think a free society is compatible with an organisation like the NSA in its current form. - Dr. Joseph Bonneau In case you weren’t aware, Dr. Joseph Bonneau, a g
New revelations about NSA surveillance systems show that it was enough to fill in a short ‘justification’ form before gaining access to any of billions of emails, online chats, or site visit histories through a vast aggregation program called XKeysco
A divided federal appeals court ruled today that the government does not need a probable-cause warrant to access mobile-phone subscribers’ cell-site information, a decision reversing lower court decisions that said the location data was protected by
A US official said the National Security Agency did not monitor phone conversations between a New Zealand journalist and his Afghan sources, following claims by the journalist that his reporting was monitored by the US intelligence
Researchers reverse-engineered a list of keywords blacklisted on various messaging platforms.
Should a TV-mounted box have the ability to track our movements, record our voices and monitor our behaviors? Should cable providers and tech companies be allowed to collect such information without our consent?
Last week’s House debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for 2014 produced a bit more drama than usual. After hearing that House leadership would do away with the traditional “open rule” allowing for debate on any funding limitation amendment, it
"The NSA has trillions of telephone calls and emails in their databases that they've collected over the last several years," Greenwald said. "These programs are very simple screens...where all an analyst has to do is enter an email address
Once your location information is collected and stored, you have lost control over it, and there is no way to know whose hands it will end up in. We acknowledge this instinctively when we feel discomfort about being watched or followed
One of the worst myths Democratic partisans love to tell is the GOP refuses to support President Obama no matter what he does. Like its close cousin - the massively deceitful inside-DC grievance the 2 parties refuse to cooperate on anything
Within a year, a pair of souped-up $2.7 billion blimps (price includes R&D) will be floated 10,000 feet above the District of Columbia and act as a 340-mile-wide eye in the sky, detecting incoming missiles and the like.
Anna Smith is a mother of two who lives in rural Idaho, works the night shift as a nurse and goes to the gym often. She rarely follows the news and knows little about the debate over government surveillance and privacy that has rocked Washington in r
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was dismissive of efforts to curtail the National Security Agency's surveillance systems. Christie excoriated the "strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties," suggesting that people like
File this one in the ever-burgeoning category of: how insane can legislators get? Congress is now debating an update to the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Turns out it’s already a misdemeanor to “exceed authorized use” of a computer, but th
Ahead of the razor-thin 205-217 vote, which would have severely limited the NSA's ability to collect data on Americans' telephone records if passed, Pelosi privately and aggressively lobbied wayward Democrats to torpedo the amendment
The US government has demanded major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.
A watchdog in Ireland, home to the European headquarters of Apple and Facebook, says it will not investigate them for transferring personal data to a U.S. spy agency BECAUSE they have signed up to EU privacy principles. lol
The US House of Representatives came within a few votes of passing a novel amendment that attempted to strike out funding for the highly contentious NSA calling records surveillance program. Under this program, the NSA acquires the records of who you
The House on Wednesday rejected an attempt to curtail the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities after a furious last-minute lobbying campaign by the White House to defeat the measure.