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NSA efforts to crack encryption 'betrayed Internet,' expert says  09 September 2013 
Source: Fox News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Experts on privacy and Internet security have blasted the National Security Agency over reports it has secretly been working with the British government to crack encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data secure.
 
THE SILENT POWER OF THE N.S.A.  03 September 2013 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
David Burnham is a reporter in The Times's Washington bureau. This article is adapted from Mr. Burnham's book ''The Rise of the Computer State,'' to be published by Random House in May.
 
Making Sense from Snowden: What’s Significant in the NSA Surveillance Revelations  22 August 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Really good article by Susan Landau on the Snowden documents and what they mean.
 
The NSA is Commandeering the Internet  15 August 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It turns out that the NSA's domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies provide information to the NSA, betraying their users.
 
Pirate Bay’s Anti-Censorship Browser Clocks 100,000 Downloads  14 August 2013 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Within three days of its launch The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser, which allows people to bypass ISP filtering and access blocked websites, has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times. The Pirate Bay team say they never expected the browser to catch on this quickly, while noting that they are determined to provide more anti-censorship tools.
 
Pirate Bay Introduces Web Browser to Elude Censorship  12 August 2013 
Source: CIO - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Pirate Bay introduced its own browser that can be used to circumvent censorship and blockades.
 
Did Edward Snowden cause the shutdown of secure email service Lavabit?  09 August 2013 
Source: Beta News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy has been a red hot topic for the past couple of months -- ever since the whole PRISM story hit the news, or shall I say slammed into the news. Nobody likely denies the government the right to attempt to keep citizens safe. In fact, we expect this from it.
 
Does the NSA's SE Linux code need a review?  25 July 2013 
Source: IT Wire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the wake of the recent revelations that America's National Security Agency is spying on all and sundry, is it time for the Linux community to take another good, hard look at the NSA-developed Security Enhanced Linux?
 
A Problem with the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board  16 July 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I haven't heard much about the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. They recently held hearings regarding the Snowden documents.
 
In WikiLeaks Probe, Feds Used a Secret Search Warrant to Get Volunteer’s Gmail  24 June 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The Justice Department used a secret search warrant to obtain the entire contents of a Gmail account used by a former WikiLeaks volunteer in Iceland, according to court records released to the volunteer this week.
 
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