Posts Tagged ‘nsa’

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar | WIRED

May 25, 2015

#NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning
http://www.wired.com/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwar/ Overview of the activities of Alexander the Geek, spy master behind #stuxnet

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Duffel Blog : NSA Intercepted Children’s Letters To Santa

November 30, 2014

#NSA Intercepted Children’s Letters To Santa http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/12/nsa-letters-to-santa N Pole address is non-US & OK for snooping HT @peterwsinger @DuffelBlog

The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye | May 2014 | Communications of the ACM

June 2, 2014

The #NSA & #Snowden: Argues 2-factor authentication & 2-person authorization would’ve stopped theft of 1.7M documents
http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/5/174340-the-nsa-and-snowden/fulltext

How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

April 29, 2014

How the #NSA Almost Killed the #Internet: Will personal data need to be stored in country of origin?
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/01/how-the-us-almost-killed-the-internet HT @fpine (1/2)

Good qt from Myhrvold: considering… threat of terrorists with bio.. degrees… tough surveillance measures might not be so bad. (2/2)

QT:{{”
There are others who argue that we may regret even modest constraints on the NSA. Former Microsoft research head Nathan Myhrvold recently wrote a hair-raising treatise arguing that, considering the threat of terrorists with biology degrees who could wipe out a good portion of humanity, tough surveillance measures might not be so bad. Myhrvold calls out the tech companies for hypoc-risy. They argue that the NSA should stop exploiting information in the name of national security, he says, but they are more than happy to do the same thing in pursuit of their bottom lines. “The cost is going to be lower efficiency in finding terrorist plots–and that cost means blood,” he says. “}}

What Surveillance Valley knows about you | PandoDaily

March 17, 2014

What #Surveillance Valley knows about you: A LOT – eg info sold to insurers on recent weight gains & illegal drug use
http://pando.com/2013/12/22/a-peek-into-surveillance-valley

Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games – NYTimes.com

December 14, 2013

MT @davidlazer So many #NSA elves that deconfliction needed to avoid collisions. Spies Infiltrate… Online Games
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/world/spies-dragnet-reaches-a-playing-field-of-elves-and-trolls.html

QT: {{”
But for all their enthusiasm — so many C.I.A., F.B.I. and Pentagon spies were hunting around in Second Life, the document noted, that a “deconfliction” group was needed to avoid collisions — the
intelligence agencies may have inflated the threat.
“}}

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State – NationalJournal.com

November 7, 2013

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the #Surveillance State: Subtle pressure created an intel-industrial complex
http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/how-america-s-top-tech-companies-created-the-surveillance-state-20130725

Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker

October 29, 2013

Beyond staring down the PM: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations [to a] Global [Brand]? http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/07/131007fa_fact_auletta via @Kernos501

staring down the PM to become a global brand

ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations
global, but money is running out.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/07/131007fa_fact_auletta

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens – NYTimes.com

October 15, 2013

#NSA Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens: Metadata can be very revealing
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html via @kenhyers #privacy

N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption – NYTimes.com

September 7, 2013

#NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption, hurting credibility of
private-company solutions v opensource http://nyti.ms/1aaj0QI MT @BrianBrownNet

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html