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These Are The Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks  13 October 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Government Six months before the world knew the National Security Agency’s most prolific leaker of secrets as Edward Joseph Snowden, Laura Poitras knew him as Citizenfour. For months, Poitras communicated with an unknown “senior government employee” under that pseudonym via encrypted emails, as he prepared her to receive an unprecedented leak of classified documents that he would ask her to expose to the world.
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NSA Mind-Bender: We Won’t Tell You What Info We Already Leaked to the Media  12 October 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Longtime reporters who cover the NSA know that any time we ask the obstinate spy agency for information, we’re probably going to hit a brick wall. But who would have thought that trying to obtain information about information the agency has already given us would lead to the same wall?
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DARPA delving into the black art of super secure software obfuscation  07 October 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Given enough computer power, desire, brains and some luck, the security of most systems can be broken. But there are cryptographic and algorithmic security techniques, ideas and concepts out there that add a level of algorithmic mystification that could be built into programs that would make them close to unbreakable.
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The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s Server  08 September 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government As the trial of alleged Silk Road drug market creator Ross Ulbricht approaches, the defense has highlighted the mystery of how law enforcement first located the main Silk Road server in an Icelandic data center, despite the computer being hidden by the formidable anonymity software Tor.
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How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law  29 August 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you’ll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new “kill switch” feature being mandated by California law—but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns among civil liberties groups about possible abuse.
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