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Andrew Auernheimer’s computer hacking conviction is overturned by appeals court  14 April 2014 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a prominent computer hacker whose imprisonment had highlighted a growing debate over whether the government is overreaching in its campaign against cybercrime.
 
U.S. States Investigating Breach at Experian  04 April 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An exclusive KrebsOnSecurity investigation detailing how a unit of credit bureau Experian ended up selling consumer records to an identity theft service in the cybercrime underground has prompted a multi-state investigation by several attorneys general, according to wire reports.
 
Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators  20 March 2014 
Source: First Look - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Across the world, people who work as system administrators keep computer networks in order – and this has turned them into unwitting targets of the National Security Agency for simply doing their jobs.
 
New NSA chief explains agency policy on “zero-day” exploits to Senate  13 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
In response to a series of questions posed before his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Security Agency director nominee Vice Admiral Michael Rogers said that the NSA is working with the White House to create a process to determine what to do with zero-day vulnerabilities that the agency uncovers.
 
CIA Hack Scandal Turns Senate’s Defender of Spying Into a Critic  12 March 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
It’s quite a change to hear Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, express outrage over warrantless and potentially illegal government spying.
 
Postmortem: NSA Exploits of the Day  12 March 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When I decided to post an exploit a day from the TAO implant catalog, my goal was to highlight the myriad of capabilities of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group, basically, its black bag teams. The catalog was published by Der Spiegel along with a pair of articles on the NSA's CNE -- that's Computer Network Exploitation -- operations, and it was just too much to digest.
 
Top U.S. Spy Claims ‘Terrorists Are Going to School’ on Snowden Leaks  18 February 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
A clearly frustrated U.S. intelligence chief complained today that America’s adversaries are changing the way they communicate electronically in the wake of the leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
 
Secure the Future of the Internet  14 February 2014 
Source: Brookings - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In 2014, President Obama should pursue policies guaranteeing an open, free-market Internet, write Peter W. Singer and Ian Wallace. Instead of waiting out the international blowback from Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, the president needs to lead a new strategy against those governments who want to regulate the way the global Internet is run.
 
Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed chatrooms of Anonymous, LulzSec  05 February 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
British intelligence ran denial-of-service attacks against chatrooms used by Anonymous and LulzSec, according to an investigation by NBC News involving Snowden confidante Glenn Greenwald.
 
Obama Stays Silent on Reform of NSA’s Crypto Subversion  04 February 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
President Barack Obama in his State of the Union on Tuesday failed to address an issue that affects everyone on the internet — the NSA’s subversion of cryptographic standards and technologies.
 
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