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Critical infrastructure vulnerable to attack, says NSA leader

United States Army (press release) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
A serious vulnerability to industry is their "strong dependence" on what are termed industrial control systems, or ICS, said Ledgett, who delivered the keynote address during a dinner at the Joint Service Academy Cyber Security Summit at the U.S ...

The government is the real threat to cyber security

Red Flag - ‎8 hours ago‎
Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been one of the ominous “Five Eyes”, working closely with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to create a “supra-national intelligence organisation”. You can vote Liberal, or you can vote Labor ...

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

Eyewitness News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
HOLLYWOOD - The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the US in 2013 and now Snowden is getting the Hollywood treatment, as the trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden was released on Wednesday.

Former NSA head: US safer from terrorism than Europe

The Hill (blog) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
“Our security services have a pretty good record compared to the European services, or at least to many of the European services.” Hayden also said the U.S. is much more welcoming to immigrants who may be susceptible to radicalization. “Then, finally ...
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US spy court rejects zero out of 1457 applications for surveillance in 2015

New York Daily News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The court, which acts behind closed doors, was established in 1978 to handle applications for surveillance warrants against foreign suspects by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies and grew more controversial after 2013 leaks by former NSA ...
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Islamic State threatens to expose British military secrets after publishing US Air Force 'hit list' - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The data was published by the terrorists on a Polish-based file-sharing site called which boasts that it offers “secure content publishing that even NSA [the US National Security Agency]won't be able to break”. Among those named on the ...

Students shrug over NSA spying

Newsday - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Another factor might be the NSA's announcement - in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks - that it would stop routinely collecting the domestic phone records of U.S. citizens. But the agency retains the power to authorize phone data collections for ...

US Domestic Spy Programs Continue Without Any Court Oversight

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The US National Security Agency (NSA) continues to monitor telephone and other telecommunications of most Americans through the Fairview and Upstream programs without being subject to any court oversight, NSA whistleblower William Binney told ...

European Union should set up US-style intelligence agency, says Jean-Claude Juncker's think tank - ‎17 hours ago‎
The European Union should set up a central intelligence agency, inspired by the US Department for Homeland Security, according to a report compiled by Jean-Claude Juncker's in-house think tank. Intelligence agencies should pool their expertise and ...

Hillary Clinton's Damning Emails - ‎8 hours ago‎
A few weeks after leaving office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have breathed a sigh of relief and reassurance when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied reports of the National Security Agency eavesdropping on ...

US Secret Court Ruling Exposes NSA 'Reform' Sham - Whistleblower

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
AT&T/NSA whistleblower Mark Klein claims that the revelation this week that a special court had approved new secret National Security Agency (NSA) operations exposed the 2015 USA Freedom Act as just a new cover for US government abuses.
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Germany replaces spy chief after damning NSA report

Yahoo7 News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Berlin (AFP) - Germany announced Wednesday it is replacing the head of its foreign intelligence service, which has been rocked by revelations it helped the US National Security Agency spy on European targets. Gerhard Schindler, 63, will take early ...

On Encryption Battle, Apple Has Advocates in Ex-National Security Officials

New York Times - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
America is more secure - America is more safe - with unbreakable end-to-end encryption,” Mr. Hayden, who led both the National Security Agency and the C.I.A., told a television interviewer a week after the Apple fight broke out. Mr. Chertoff's firm ...

Let's get strategic about border security

The Interpreter - ‎10 hours ago‎
The US public policy debate on border security is no more strategic than ours in its oscillation between demonising migrants and building walls.

Security Entrepreneur Nico Sell: 'Apple Helps the Government All the Time' - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
An advocate for cyber-security, Sell has worked with U.S. spies and with General Keith Alexander, the former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), on matters of global security. She's also supportive of large-scale technology companies ...

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Enemies With a Common Problem

STRATFOR - ‎2 hours ago‎
Both monitor citizens' emails, social media and text messages in the name of protecting their nations' moral fiber and national security. And without the capability to develop their own equivalents of popular programs such as Twitter, Telegram ...
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Snowden Leaks Accelerated Encryption Technology By 7 Years, US Intelligence Chief Says

Gephardt Daily - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Monday that rapidly advancing encryption technology has made detecting potential terrorist threats more difficult -- technology that the National Security Agency says has resulted from top secret ...

Why isn't the NSA a hot topic in the US elections?

Deutsche Welle - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
The charges were eventually dropped amid a public uproar. Beckedahl said the evidence they uncovered showed Merkel's government had benefited from many people ignoring the NSA scandal. In contrast to the US media, however, the German media has ...
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Apple Services Shut Down in China in Startling About-Face

New York Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
That scrutiny was spurred by revelations from the former United States National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden in 2013 of the use of American companies to conduct cyberespionage for Washington.

ANALYSIS: US declares cyberwar on IS, but what will it attack?

Middle East Eye - ‎22 hours ago‎
The US has already reportedly disabled the internet wholesale in Syria in 2012, although this was apparently unintentional. Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on his former employer, America's National Security Agency, said its hackers accidentally ...