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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
As Gemalto downplays breach by NSA and GCHQ, experts say six day investigation was likely insufficient   —  World's Largest SIM Card Maker Has No Clue Whether It Was Hacked by the NSA  —  Last week, new documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed one of the NSA and GCHQ's most daring operations …
Feb 25, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Since Snowden leaks, China has dropped Cisco, Apple, McAfee, and others for government purchases   —  Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases  —  (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists …
Feb 25, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Firmware is vulnerable because vendors rarely sign or authenticate the software   —  Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About It  —  When Kaspersky Lab revealed last week that it had uncovered a sophisticated piece of malware designed to plant malicious code inside …
Feb 25, 2015, 6:15 AMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Edward Snowden just did a Reddit AMA.  Here's what we learned   —  Update 2:05 p.m. PT: The AMA is over!  We've updated the story accordingly.  —  Nearly two years after orchestrating the biggest leak in U.S. history, mass surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden sat down with journalists Laura Poitras …
Feb 23, 2015, 3:40 PMIn context
Angie Han / /Film:
Oliver Stone to direct an Edward Snowden biopic, set for a Christmas 2015 release   —  Oliver Stone's ‘Snowden’ Sets Christmas Release; Adds Timothy Olyphant and More  —  Every year, the studios release approximately 8 million prestige dramas between November and December …
Feb 22, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Dan Froomkin / The Intercept:
FBI Flouts Obama Directive to Limit Gag Orders on National Security Letters   —  Despite the post-Snowden spotlight on mass surveillance, the intelligence community's easiest end-run around the Fourth Amendment since 2001 has been something called a National Security Letter.
Feb 22, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
The Intercept:
How US and UK spies hacked into world's largest maker of SIM cards and stole encryption keys   —  How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle  —  AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world …
Feb 19, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
BuzzFeed, NPR, WaPo, Guardian, and others support Twitter's challenge to Patriot Act gag orders   —  Tech and media firms join Twitter in key test of FBI gag orders  —  A bitter fight between the Justice Department and Silicon Valley is expanding as a diverse group of companies have lined …
Feb 18, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Canary Watch Site Launches to Track Warrant Canaries   —  In the years since Edward Snowden began putting much of the NSA's business in the street, including its reliance on the secret FISA court and National security Letters, warrant canaries have emerged as a key method for ISPs …
Feb 9, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Gnu Privacy Guard encryption software used by Snowden is maintained by one man, Werner Koch, in need of donations   —  The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke  —  The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Feb 5, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context

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