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Reuters:
Keith Alexander terminates deal allowing sitting NSA CTO Patrick Dowd to work part-time at at IronNet Cybersecurity   —  Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official  —  (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander has ended a deal …
Oct 21, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
John Ribeiro / PC World:
NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use   —  Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.  —  The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) …
Oct 21, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Reuters:
NSA's current CTO allowed to work 20 hours per week for former director Keith Alexander's cybersecurity startup   —  Exclusive: NSA reviewing deal between official, ex-spy agency head  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior official's part …
Oct 17, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Citizenfour, Laura Poitras' documentary about Snowden, confirms a second leaker   —  Citizenfour review - Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated  —  Laura Poitras' documentary disentangles NSA surveillance and plots the story of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and Moscow  —  Edward Snowden in Moscow.
Oct 11, 2014, 3:15 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Google's Eric Schmidt: US spy programs may “end up breaking the internet” if not reformed   —  US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says  —  PALO ALTO — You own your data.  And the government needs to start respecting that.
Oct 9, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a ‘treasure trove’ of user data for the NSA   —  Apple's privacy and security measures have been under a microscope for the past month, first with a targeted attack on celebrities that led to leaked nude photos, and now on Apple's own systems as the company gears …
Sep 16, 2014, 9:30 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
NSA employees increasingly leave the agency to start security companies like Synack, Virtru, and Morta Security   —  The NSA Gives Birth To Start-Ups  —  Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has been sweating it out in the spotlight this summer for converting his spy cred into a lucrative …
Sep 14, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Spiegel Online:
Seeking to map the entire internet, NSA and GHCQ have broken into Deutsche Telekom's networks   —  The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms  —  According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices.
Sep 14, 2014, 9:45 AMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Court documents show US threatened Yahoo with $250K/day fine in 2008 if it refused to participate in NSA's PRISM program   —  U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data  —  The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply …
Sep 11, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
How ISPs rely on “trusted third-parties” like Neustar to hand over customer records for court orders, including highly secretive FISA warrants   —  Meet the shadowy tech brokers that deliver your data to the NSA  —  Summary: These so-called “trusted third-parties” …
Sep 6, 2014, 6:05 AMIn context

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