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Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump's picks for AG Jeff Sessions and CIA director Mike Pompeo are leading domestic surveillance advocates, may reverse curbs imposed after Snowden revelations   —  Attorney general, CIA picks oppose Apple, Google on spying  —  New rule in effect Dec. 1 gives FBI greater hacking authority
Nov 30, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / The Guardian:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, known for combatting Edward Snowden, resigns ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration   —  Clapper will stay on until end of Obama administration, marking end to turbulent tenure defined by Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance
Nov 17, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden docs shed light on NSA's BLARNEY initiative that leverages “commercial partnerships” for spying; AT&T has surveillance equipment in at least 59 US sites   —  They called it Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper …
Nov 16, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica UK:
Hacking group Shadow Brokers share what they allege to be hundreds of orgs hacked by NSA with IP addresses of the compromised devices in a post on Medium   —  Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created seismic waves in August when it published some of the National Security Agency's …
Oct 31, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Data stolen by NSA contractor included NSA hacking tools later used by Shadow Brokers, and is largest leak of classified info, even more than Panama Papers   —  WASHINGTON — Investigators pursuing what they believe to be the largest case of mishandling classified documents in United States history …
Oct 20, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it   —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Oct 7, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
US Justice Department confirms arrest of NSA contractor accused of stealing classified information   —  A government contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information from the U.S. government, authorities announced Wednesday.
Oct 5, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
US Justice Department confirms arrest of NSA contractor accused of stealing classified information   —  The U.S. government confirmed a potentially wide-ranging breach of classified information Wednesday, disclosing that a federal contractor was secretly arrested in August …
Oct 5, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: NSA operative left “Shadow Brokers” hacking tools on remote server 3 years ago, admitted error shortly after, but NSA did not inform affected companies   —  A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory …
Sep 22, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Scan shows 840K+ Cisco devices have NSA-linked flaw discovered from a Shadow Brokers leak; most of the affected Cisco IOS software versions remain unpatched   —  An IOS software vulnerability identified recently by Cisco while analyzing the firewall exploits leaked by the group calling itself Shadow Brokers …
Sep 22, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context

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