In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the public portions of a new national security threat assessment, top intelligence and law enforcement officials said that attacks against financial networks and the critical infrastructure are major threats to the United States’ security. But those threats, as serious as they may be, were not[…]
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The opinions and rhetoric on both sides of the Snowden story have only grown more strident and inflexible, leaving no room for nuanced opinions or the possibility that Snowden perhaps is neither a traitor nor a hero but something else entirely.
A letter from the Justice Dept., to a number of large technology companies eases restrictions on the reporting of national security orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Dozens of cryptography and security pioneers write an open letter to President Obama condemning NSA surveillance.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released its review of the NSA’s phone call metadata collection program, and called it illegal. The board said the program should end and that it has not contributed to a single counter-terrorism investigation.
Research into the behavior of Tor exit relays found that more than two dozen are malicious or misconfigured and could be snooping on traffic leaving the privacy network.
After months of public calls from privacy advocates and security experts, Verizon on Wednesday released its first transparency report, revealing that it received more than 164,000 subpoenas and between 1,000 and 2,000 National Security Letters in 2013. The report, which covers Verizon’s landline, Internet and wireless services, shows that the company also received 36,000 warrants,[…]
For the people expecting President Barack Obama to announce sweeping changes to the NSA’s surveillance programs, his speech on Friday likely was a major disappointment. Obama laid out some new controls and limits for some of the more controversial programs, specifically the phone metadata collection system, but much of the speech focused on why the[…]
While most malware campaigns are aimed at the masses, attackers often save their best stuff for high-value targets, as a recent campaign targeting American journalists and activists from the EFF shows.