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NSA Implements Two-Man Control for Sysadmins  24 July 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In an effort to lock the barn door after the horse has escaped, the NSA is implementing two-man control for sysadmins: NSA chief Keith Alexander said his agency had implemented a "two-man rule," under which any system administrator like Snowden could only access or move key information with another administrator present. With some 15,000 sites to fix, Alexander said, it would take time to spread across the whole agency.
 
Microsoft urges US Attorney General to allow releasing info on NSA requests  18 July 2013 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Microsoft’s general counsel has written to the US Attorney General Eric Holder saying that the secrecy regarding the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance is damaging the “constitutional principles” of America.
 
NSA leak fallout: LIVE UPDATES  08 July 2013 
Source: RT - Posted by Alex   
Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has carried out one of the biggest leaks in US history, exposing a top-secret NSA surveillance program to the media. Leading tech companies were revealed to be involved in intelligence gathering through PRISM spy tool.
 
Security-Enhanced Android: NSA Edition  05 July 2013 
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Tech giants listed as part of the National Security Agency’s Prism spying program have gone to some lengths to convince the world they aren’t in bed with the U.S. government. Google (GOOG) has filed a request with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court asking permission to disclose more information about the government’s data requests.
 
How the NSA Eavesdrops on Americans  01 July 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Two weeks ago, the Guardian published two new Snowden documents. These outline how the NSA's data-collection procedures allow it to collect lots of data on Americans, and how the FISA court fails to provide oversight over these procedures.
 
Feds target former high-ranking general in Stuxnet leak probe  28 June 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
NSA Surveillance Leaks Prompt Legislation  25 June 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
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.
 
The US Uses Vulnerability Data for Offensive Purposes  20 June 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
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.
 
Prosecuting Snowden  12 June 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
Also Revealed by Verizon Leak: How the NSA and FBI Lie With Numbers  07 June 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
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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