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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
Klint Finley / Wired:
OX Guard: Open source tool that can send encrypted email to anyone, even those not using it   —  The Open Source Tool That Lets You Send Encrypted Emails to Anyone  —  In the wake of the mass NSA surveillance scandal sparked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, all sorts of hackers, academics …
Sep 4, 2014, 8:25 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Tox, a secure, open-source P2P messaging system first conceived on 4chan, aspires to become a Skype alternative   —  Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft  —  The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.
Sep 2, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Winston Ross / MIT Technology Review:
Luth gathers metadata from smartphones, tablets and PC's, pays participants $100/month   —  How Much Is Your Privacy Worth?  —  Despite the outcry over government and corporate snooping, some people allow themselves be monitored for money or rewards.  —  Anyone paying attention knows …
Aug 27, 2014, 5:25 AMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
NSA providing records of 850B calls, locations, emails, and internet chats to 23 US agencies with a Google-like ICREACH search engine   —  The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google  —  The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly …
Aug 25, 2014, 1:45 PMIn context
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Tor director suspects NSA and GCHQ agents are anonymously tipping off the company about vulnerabilities   —  NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’ alleges developer  —  Andrew Lewman: “The fact that we take a completely anonymous bug report allows them to report to us safely”
Aug 23, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context

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