Posts Tagged ‘nsa’

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar | WIRED

Monday, May 25th, 2015

#NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning Overview of the activities of Alexander the Geek, spy master behind #stuxnet

Duffel Blog : NSA Intercepted Children’s Letters To Santa

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

#NSA Intercepted Children’s Letters To Santa N Pole address is non-US & OK for snooping HT @peterwsinger @DuffelBlog

The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye | May 2014 | Communications of the ACM

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The #NSA & #Snowden: Argues 2-factor authentication & 2-person authorization would’ve stopped theft of 1.7M documents

How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet | Threat Level |

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

How the #NSA Almost Killed the #Internet: Will personal data need to be stored in country of origin? HT @fpine (1/2)

Good qt from Myhrvold: considering… threat of terrorists with bio.. degrees… tough surveillance measures might not be so bad. (2/2)

There are others who argue that we may regret even modest constraints on the NSA. Former Microsoft research head Nathan Myhrvold recently wrote a hair-raising treatise arguing that, considering the threat of terrorists with biology degrees who could wipe out a good portion of humanity, tough surveillance measures might not be so bad. Myhrvold calls out the tech companies for hypoc-risy. They argue that the NSA should stop exploiting information in the name of national security, he says, but they are more than happy to do the same thing in pursuit of their bottom lines. “The cost is going to be lower efficiency in finding terrorist plots–and that cost means blood,” he says. “}}

What Surveillance Valley knows about you | PandoDaily

Monday, March 17th, 2014

What #Surveillance Valley knows about you: A LOT – eg info sold to insurers on recent weight gains & illegal drug use

Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games –

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

MT @davidlazer So many #NSA elves that deconfliction needed to avoid collisions. Spies Infiltrate… Online Games

QT: {{”
But for all their enthusiasm — so many C.I.A., F.B.I. and Pentagon spies were hunting around in Second Life, the document noted, that a “deconfliction” group was needed to avoid collisions — the
intelligence agencies may have inflated the threat.

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State –

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the #Surveillance State: Subtle pressure created an intel-industrial complex

Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Beyond staring down the PM: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations [to a] Global [Brand]? via @Kernos501

staring down the PM to become a global brand

A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations
global, but money is running out.

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens –

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

#NSA Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens: Metadata can be very revealing via @kenhyers #privacy

N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption –

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

#NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption, hurting credibility of
private-company solutions v opensource MT @BrianBrownNet