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Newly disclosed Logjam bug might be how the NSA broke VPNs

Another vulnerability courtesy of 1990s-era US export restrictions on cryptography has been discovered, and researchers believe it might be how the NSA managed to regularly …

US House of Representatives votes to stop NSA’s bulk data collection

The highly debated USA FREEDOM Act, a bill whose purpose is “to rein in the dragnet collection of data by the NSA and other government agencies, increase transparency of …

Court declares NSA’s domestic phone metadata collection program illegal

It took nearly two years, but three judges of a federal appeals court in New York have unanimously ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata associated with phone …

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NSA surveillance since Snowden revelations is strong as ever

A Thycotic survey of 202 RSA Conference 2015 attendees found that 94% feel that NSA’s surveillance of U.S. citizens has increased or remained the same since Edward Snowden …

German intelligence agency helped NSA spy on EU companies

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has been aiding the US NSA spy on European companies and politicians since 2008, possibly even earlier, Der Spiegel claims …

Gemalto says NSA and GCHQ intrusions “probably happened”

“The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated attacks that Gemalto detected in 2010 and 2011 give us reasonable grounds …

Citizenfour awarded Oscar for Best Documentary

Film director Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour has been recognized as past year’s Best Documentary Feature by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Most of …

Gemalto announces investigation of massive SIM heist

Yesterday’s report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden’s trove indicate that …

Researchers create inexpensive versions of NSA’s spying tools

ShmooCon, the hacker convention that welcomes individuals interested in all aspects of computer and information security, was held last week in Washington, D.C. Among the …

White House network breach was likely nation-sponsored

The White House has confirmed that the unclassified Executive Office of the President network has been breached by unknown hackers. People in the know speculate that the …

Video: Reactions of engineers under GCHQ surveillance

Filmmakers Katy Scoggin and Laura Poitras follow reporter Marcel Rosenbach as he informs the staff of a German communications firm that they have been targeted for …

NSA’s metadata search engine used by US, foreign agencies

The NSA has secretly built a “Google-like” search engine to be used by various US government agencies and intelligence agencies of the Five Eyes countries to sift …

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