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These Are The Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks  13 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
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.
 
NSA Mind-Bender: We Won’t Tell You What Info We Already Leaked to the Media  12 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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?
 
DARPA delving into the black art of super secure software obfuscation  07 October 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s Server  08 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law  29 August 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
Google catches Indian Government Agency with Fake Digital Certificates  10 July 2014 
Source: The Hacker News - Posted by Alex   
Google has identified and blocked unauthorized digital certificates for a number of its domains issued by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of India, a unit of India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
 
German spy agency staffer spied for NSA during gov probe into NSA spying – report  07 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A German intelligence agency staffer has been arrested after allegedly being caught spying on behalf on the US, according to reports by German newspapers. The country's Federal Prosecutor's office has confirmed that a man had been arrested on suspicion of being a foreign spy, but gave no further details.
 
NSA reformers dismayed after privacy board vindicates surveillance dragnet  03 July 2014 
Source: The Guardian UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Civil libertarians saw their hopes for curtailing the National Security Agency's massive digital surveillance program dimmed in the wake of a report from a US government privacy board vindicating much of the international communications dragnet.
 
London teen charged over Spamhaus mega-DDoS attacks  30 June 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
An unnamed London teenager has been charged with a series of criminal offences following a series of denial-of-service attacks against internet exchanges and the Spamhaus anti-spam service last year.
 
U.S. Case Offers Glimpse Into China’s Hacker Army  23 May 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One man accused of being a hacker for the Chinese military, Wang Dong, better known as UglyGorilla, wrote in a social media profile that he did not “have much ambition” but wanted “to wander the world with a sword, an idiot.”
 
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