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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calls out Obama administration for failing to implement its recommendation to halt the NSA's phone records program   —  Obama must finally end NSA phone record collection, says privacy board  —  White House could take action ‘at any time’ …
Jan 30, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
Reuters:
Obama quietly abandoned proposal to put phone metadata collected by NSA under non-governmental control   —  Obama abandons telephone data spying reform proposal: U.S. officials  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration has quietly abandoned a proposal it had been considering …
Jan 23, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context
New York Times:
N.S.A. Tapped Into North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say   —  WASHINGTON — The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled …
Jan 18, 2015, 9:20 PMIn context
Spiegel Online:
New Snowden documents show scope of United States' cyber war plans: infiltrate and control or destroy enemy systems and networks   —  NSA Preps America for Future Battle  —  The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning.  Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency …
Jan 17, 2015, 5:50 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
NSA academic advisory panel says there's no potent alternative to bulk data collection for identifying new intelligence targets   —  Technology offers no magic solution to bulk data collection issues, says panel  —  Advisory body says ‘technological magic’ cannot resolve security objectives …
Jan 17, 2015, 4:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
KeySweeper, a USB charger that sniffs, decrypts, logs, and transmits keystrokes of some Microsoft wireless keyboards can be built for $10   —  Meet KeySweeper, the $10 USB charger that steals MS keyboard strokes  —  It sounds like the stuff of a James Bond flick or something described …
Jan 15, 2015, 4:05 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
A newly declassified report reveals the FBI has broadened its surveillance program and retains copies of NSA-intercepted communications for analysis   —  F.B.I. Is Broadening Surveillance Role, Report Shows  —  WASHINGTON — Although the government's warrantless surveillance program …
Jan 12, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context
NOVA Next:
Snowden: NSA should re-prioritize cyber warfare goals and focus more on defensive measures given US's dependence on high-tech   —  Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare  —  Cyber warfare used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies and military exercises.  But with the advent of the Stuxnet worm …
Jan 9, 2015, 1:56 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
If the Supreme Court tackles the NSA in 2015, it'll be one of these five cases   —  Roughly a year and a half since the first Snowden disclosures, there's already been a judicial order to shut down the National Security Agency's bulk metadata collection program.
Jan 4, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Spiegel Online:
Snowden documents reveal the NSA routinely intercepted SSL/TLS traffic, decrypted VPN connections, struggled with PGP, Truecrypt, Tor, CSpace, OTR, ZRTP in 2012   —  Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security  —  US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack …
Dec 28, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context

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