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Research Shows Increase in Internet Filtering and Usage of FireChat App in Iraq

Researchers at Citizen Lab have taken a close look at the extent of Internet filtering in Iraq, as well as the security of a popular offline chat app used there, and found an increase in the number of services blocked by the government and identified serious privacy and security problems with the chat app. As tensions[...]

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Outside Panel Finds Over-Reliance on NSA Advice Led to Dual EC Problems

A group of outside experts found that the process that led to the inclusion of the weakened Dual EC_DRBG random number generator in a NIST standard was flawed and there were several failures along the way that led to its approval. The committee also recommended that the National Institute of Standards and Technology increase the number of[...]

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DHS Releases Hundreds of Documents on Wrong Aurora Project

In response to a FOIA request for information about the Operation Aurora attack on Google the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of pages of documents related not to that attack campaign, but to the Aurora project run at Idaho National Lab years earlier

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DNI, Justice Department Deny Targeting Americans for Surveillance Based on Religion, Politics

The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice have denied a report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of Americans based on their ethnicity, religious affiliation or political stances.

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