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Feds target former high-ranking general in Stuxnet leak probe  28 June 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has been informed he is under investigation as the source of leaks to the media regarding the sophisticated virus, NBC News reports.
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NSA Surveillance Leaks Prompt Legislation  25 June 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Government Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and other lawmakers today introduced legislation they say would provide more accountability and oversight of laws bolstering recently disclosed surveillance programs.
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The US Uses Vulnerability Data for Offensive Purposes  20 June 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
Government Companies allow US intelligence to exploit vulnerabilities before it patches them: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world's largest software company, provides intelligence agencies with information about bugs in its popular software before it publicly releases a fix, according to two people familiar with the process.
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Prosecuting Snowden  12 June 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Edward Snowden broke the law by releasing classified information. This isn't under debate; it's something everyone with a security clearance knows. It's written in plain English on the documents you have to sign when you get a security clearance, and it's part of the culture. The law is there for a good reason, and secrecy has an important role in military defense.
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Also Revealed by Verizon Leak: How the NSA and FBI Lie With Numbers  07 June 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Government At the same time, it reports the number of demands for “business records” in such cases, issued under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. And while the number of such orders has generally grown over the years, it has always managed to stay relatively low. In 2011, it was 205. There were 96 orders in 2010, and only 21 in 2009.
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