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.... Soon after becoming chief executive in 2012, Tim Cook said he planned to make secrecy a priority. In June, the Outline news site revealed that the company had hired former employees at the National Security Agency to help catch leakers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 02:15:00 AM
.... Soon after becoming chief executive in 2012, Tim Cook said he planned to make secrecy a priority. In June, the Outline news site revealed that the company had hired former employees at the National Security Agency to help catch leakers. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
....Although the hackers are thought to have extorted just £60,000 worth of bitcoins, the disruption was significant, with some patients having operations and appointments cancelled and some corporate data being lost for ever. David Venable, vice-president of cyber-security at Masergy Communications, an IT services firm, is a former intelligence officer with the US National Security Agency. ...
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 10:38:57 AM
....MalwareTech, whose name was revealed in UK media to be 22-year-old Marcus Hutchins, was hailed as an "accidental hero" after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which actually ended up halting it. The computing giant says the tool used in this current attack had been developed by the US National Security Agency and was stolen by hackers. ...
Cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 09:44:03 PM
....In March, Microsoft issued a free patch for the weakness that has been exploited by the ransomware. WannaCry seems to be built to exploit a bug found by the US National Security Agency. ...
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:28:23 AM
....The Europol chief said his agency was working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to find those responsible, and that more than one person was likely to be involved. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. ...
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 03:05:05 AM
....Investigators are working to track down those responsible for the ransomware used on Friday, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. ...
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:46:13 PM
.... . It is not clear who is behind the attack, but the tools used to carry it out are believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to exploit a weakness found in Microsoft's Windows system. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
. A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA) has struck organisations around the world. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:23 PM
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
....Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. On Friday, a group called the Shadow Brokers published details of several hacking tools, indicating they had been used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on money transfers. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....This is when you find a vulnerability in a piece of technology and have to balance the benefit to the public of telling the manufacturer so they can close it and improve everyone's security with the benefit to the spy agency of leaving it in place so it can be exploited to collect intelligence. The National Security Agency faced questions about whether it had this balance right when many of its secrets were revealed by Edward Snowden, and now it may be the CIA's turn. ...
Yahoo 'secretly scanned emails for US authorities' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 06:47:01 PM
.... The telecoms provider declined to comment on the report. Reuters reports that the scans were requested by either the National Security Agency (NSA) or the FBI, according to three sources - two of whom it says were ex-Yahoo employees. ...

Donald Trump 'dangerous' say 50 Republican major US national security figures
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....While expressing doubts about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, the signatories said none of them would vote for Mr Trump. They included Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence, former homeland security secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, and William Taft, former ambassador to Nato. ...

Donald Trump 'asked why US couldn't use nuclear weapons if he becomes president'
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....He claimed the nuclear conversation took place several months ago, but he had only been informed of it by the foreign policy expert in recent days. The allegation emerged as Mr Scarborough was interviewing Michael Hayden, who was Director of the CIA and the National Security Agency under President George W. ...
LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 01:07:24 PM
....Rights groups have said the three are being unfairly prosecuted. Edward Snowden, who revealed the extent of surveillance programmes run by the US National Security Agency, had offered support, Deltour’s lawyer said. ...
How America lost the right to hold your data image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 10th of October 2015 04:00:02 PM
.... But in the last two years, concerns have increased about a consequence of data being sent abroad: the potential for snooping. Allegations made by Snowden, the US intelligence services contractor-turned whistleblower, that the US National Security Agency’s Prism programme gives it a backdoor into Facebook, Google and Microsoft have raised new questions about the US internet companies’ relationships with the US government. ...
Do you want free Facebook or a say in where your personal data are stored? It's unlikely you will have both image
.... But the ECJ has now said the “safe harbour” agreement, which the European Commission signed in 2000, is invalid because it makes it impossible for the European authorities to do anything if citizens claim that their right to privacy has been breached. The case kicked off after Edward Snowden revealed that the US National Security Agency had gained access to information about foreign citizens stored by US tech firms. ...
Privacy groups hail 'freedom from surveillance' in European court's Facebook ruling image
....Private industry was in a rage while privacy groups were elated on Tuesday over a new ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) affirming European citizens’ right to privacy from American tech companies. On Tuesday, the European court ruled in favor of Max Schrems, an Austrian graduate student who asked that EU’s data protection commissioner bar Facebook from transmitting his personal data to the US on the grounds that many tech firms had cooperated with the National Security Agency. ...
Facebook can be blocked from passing data to US after treaty ruled invalid image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 08:45:16 AM
.... . It also marks a major victory for Mr Schrems, who leads a privacy campaign against Facebook in Europe and alleges that the social network breaks European law by handing data to America’s National Security Agency. ...
US and China agree cybercrime truce image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 10:15:38 PM
...."Confrontation and friction are not the right choice for both sides," said Mr Xi, speaking through a translator. The cybertheft of intellectual property designed to benefit Chinese industry was described by former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander as "the greatest transfer of wealth in history". ...
The secret billionaire that gives $15,000 to hundreds of New York teachers image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 04:03:24 PM
.... The average salary is now $US 56,383 according to the National Centre for Education Statistics. Mr Simons received his doctorate at 23, before doing advance code breaking for the National Security Agency at age 26. ...
US data skirmish leaves Microsoft sleepless in Seattle image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of September 2015 05:19:59 PM
....S. National Security Agency, has changed the way Governments view cyber security. ...
How firms are fighting off spies and hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 11:03:57 PM
. It's two years since Edward Snowden leaked details of massive covert surveillance operations conducted by the US National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 01:16:37 AM
....I pressed Mr Lévy on whether the problem was that there were only four companies controlling the data gusher – or that they were all American. He suggested the latter, because he was uncomfortable with so much personal information coming under scrutiny from the US National Security Agency. ...
Mike Lynch's cybersecurity startup Darktrace valued at more than £60m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:13:20 PM
....Also on the Darktrace board is Andy France, former head of defence at GCHQ, Britain’s cybersecurity agency, who was chief executive of the company for a year before being replaced by Nicole Eagan, a former chief marketing officer at Autonomy. A 17-year veteran of the America’s National Security Agency, Jim Penrose, runs Darktrace’s US operations, which launched in January. ...
Airbus to sue over US and German spying row image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:42:10 PM
....The European defence and aviation group Airbus is preparing to file a criminal complaint over allegations that the German intelligence service helped the US carry out industrial espionage. It comes after German media reports suggested that the country’s BND spy agency collected data on European firms at the behest of the US National Security Agency. ...
Airbus to file complaint in Germany over US 'spying' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:34:05 PM
.... . Officials at Germany’s BND intelligence service indirectly helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on European targets, including German interests, over a period of more than 10 years, Der Spiegel reported. ...
Airbus could sue following allegations Germany spied on them for the US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 07:48:37 PM
.... The disclosures triggered allegations of lying and cover-ups reaching to the very top of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration. The snooping was also said to extend to big defence and aviation companies in Europe, including Airbus, but none of them were German or American under the terms of the alleged spy pact between the BND and the American National Security Agency (NSA) going back to 2002. ...
Airbus to sue over German spying row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 04:24:29 PM
.... . German media reports suggest the country's spy agency BND collected data on European firms at the behest of the US National Security Agency. ...
NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure image
. The West is losing the worldwide fight against jihadist terrorism and faces mounting risks of a systemic cyber-assault by extremely capable enemies, the former chief of the National Security Agency has warned. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:20:24 AM
.... . He also alleges the company co-operated with Prism, a surveillance system launched in 2007 by the US National Security Agency. ...
Cybersecurity: Tech firms urged to share data with US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of February 2015 10:19:20 PM
....Senior Google, Yahoo and Facebook executives turned down invitations to the summit, held at Stanford University. Relations between the US government and tech firms have been strained relations since electronic surveillance practices were exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. ...
Europe declares war on Silicon Valley image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 03:13:18 PM
.... . Confirmation from the former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the US government has forced internet companies to give it access to such data under the NSA’s anti-terrorism mass surveillance programme PRISM has given weight to criticism of Safe Harbor in Europe. ...
US and Brazil resolve longstanding cotton dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of October 2014 01:57:16 AM
....The move comes just a few days before Brazil's general election, in which president Dilma Rousseff will stand against more US friendly candidates. Ties between the two countries have been strained since allegations surfaced last year claiming that the US National Security Agency had spied on Ms Rousseff, her aides and the state oil company, Petrobras. ...
Who would be a whistleblower? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 25th of September 2014 01:21:35 AM
....Whistleblowers who provide the SEC with “high-quality original information that leads to a commission enforcement action” in which more than $1m in sanctions is ordered, can be paid between 10 per cent and 30 per cent of the money collected. Big money indeed, and it is helping to overcome a cultural barrier in the US, where people who spill the beans have not always been viewed as heroes – public opinion is still deeply divided on National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, for instance. ...
One whistleblower gets $30m in the bank, but others count the personal cost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 06:19:41 PM
.... For over a year now, several days a week Thomas Drake puts on his blue Apple work T-shirt and goes to work. Drake, former senior executive at National Security Agency, is well known in the national security circles. ...
Yahoo 'threatened' by US government with $250,000-a-day fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 12:16:00 AM
....Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data. According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional. ...
FBI investigates alleged Russian cyber attack on Wall Street image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:40:25 PM
.... . Other federal agencies, including the National Security Agency, are reportedly aiding the investigation. ...
After 20 years of online shopping, why the future could be about by less choice for consumers, not more image
.... . However, Kohn and his start-up company, called Net Market Company of Nashua, worked night and day to develop a code that was so secure that “even if the NSA [National Security Agency] was listening in, they couldn’t get the credit card number”. ...
Apple’s ambitions are being curtailed by US and Chinese rivalry image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:26:38 PM
.... In hindsight, it is clear from America’s own behaviour that it has good reason to be suspicious. Last year’s revelations about the amount of data America’s National Security Agency collects via Google, Apple, Facebook and others laid bare how prolific such spying has become. ...
More than 17,000 sign up to Austrian student's Facebook privacy class action image
. More than 17,000 Facebook members have joined a class action lawsuit accusing the social network of violating data protection law and supporting spying by America's National Security Agency. ...
Microsoft targeted by 'antitrust officials' in China image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of July 2014 09:16:12 PM
.... US-China business relations have been severely strained recently by wrangles over data privacy. State media has called for "severe punishment" against tech firms for helping the US government to steal secrets and monitor China, in the wake of revelations by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. ...
China's Huawei reports 19% jump in sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of July 2014 05:31:12 AM
....However, Huawei has repeatedly denied those claims and has stressed that it is 100%-owned by its employees and founder. Earlier this year, a report in the New York Times alleged that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had infiltrated Huawei's servers. ...
Germany cancels Verizon contract after US spying row image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of June 2014 05:52:29 PM
.... . "Furthermore, the ties revealed between foreign intelligence agencies and firms in the wake of the US National Security Agency (NSA) affair, show that the German government needs a very high level of security for its critical networks. ...
Germany cancels Verizon contract over snooping fear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of June 2014 04:58:53 PM
....There was anger in Germany over allegations that a US agency bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone. Earlier this month Germany announced an investigation into those allegations which were made by a former contractor of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden. ...
European court to rule on Facebook privacy case image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of June 2014 02:57:38 PM
. The European Court of Justice has been asked to decide whether the Irish Data Protection Commissioner should be forced to investigate allegations that Facebook passed data to the US National Security Agency (NSA), as part of its PRISM programme. ...
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance image
....". Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower, joined Google, Reddit, Mozilla and other tech firms and privacy groups on Thursday to call for a strengthening of privacy rights online in a "Reset the net" campaign. ...
Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world and why the fight's not over image
.... The events in the 52 weeks since have proven him to be the most significant whistleblower in American history – and have reverberated throughout the world. But along with the changes Snowden sparked, vital questions remain about how and if the National Security Agency and its global spy apparatus will truly be reformed. ...
Bilderberg at 60: inside the world's most secretive conference image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of May 2014 09:03:25 AM
....There's something distinctly chilling about the existence of privacy being debated, in extreme privacy, by people such as the executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, and the board member of Facebook Peter Thiel: exactly the people who know how radically transparent the general public has become. And to have them discussing it with the head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, and Keith Alexander, the recently replaced head of the National Security Agency. ...
Huawei founder brushes off accusations that it acts as an arm of the Chinese state image
....His supporters would dearly love to paint Mr Ren, who founded the business with a few thousand pounds 27 years ago, as an entrepreneur more like Jack Ma, the technology entrepreneur behind Alibaba, than a military mastermind. What has helped Mr Ren’s cause has been leaks from former US security contractor Edward Snowden suggesting that America’s National Security Agency had accessed its servers and monitored Huawei bosses’ communications. ...
Future of the internet debated at NetMundial in Brazil image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 11:36:39 PM
....A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed gets under way in Sao Paulo, Brazil later. The country's president, Dilma Rousseff, organised the two-day NetMundial event following allegations the US National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored her phone and emails. ...

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