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NSA has VPNs in Vulcan death grip—no, really, that’s what they call it  31 December 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government The National Security Agency’s Office of Target Pursuit (OTP) maintains a team of engineers dedicated to cracking the encrypted traffic of virtual private networks (VPNs) and has developed tools that could potentially uncloak the traffic in the majority of VPNs used to secure traffic passing over the Internet today, according to documents published this week by the German news magazine Der Speigel.
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Senate passes cybersecurity bill  12 December 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: The Hill - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government The Senate passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday to protect critical infrastructure. S. 1353, the Cybersecurity Act, permits the Secretary of Commerce to develop voluntary standards to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure, such as power grids.
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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs  04 December 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Government The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets. Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data.
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NSA director: We share most of the [crap] bugs we find!  06 November 2014  Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Government The National Security Agency (NSA) is only holding back a teeny, tiny number of code secrets, with director Admiral Mike Rogers promising the world the spook collective shares 'most' of the vulnerabilities it finds.
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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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