September 19, 2018

US to renew Internet Surveillance Program exposed by Snowden

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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to renew a warrantless internet surveillance program, disregarding civil liberties advocates. In a 65-34 vote the United States Senate approved Thursday a bill that renews a warrantless internet surveillance program for six years. The bill will allow the National Security Agency, NSA, to resume evesdropping on electronic communications via companies such as Facebook and Google once the U.S. […]

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

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By Shlomi Dolev From TechCrunch In the ancient world, they used cubits as an important data unit, but the new data unit of the future is the qubit — the quantum bits that will change the face of computing. Quantum bits are the basic units of information in quantum computing, a new type of computer […]

NSA secret report shows Russia hacking attempt just before election

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax A highly classified National Security Agency report details how Russian military intelligence attempted a spear-phishing email attack just days ahead of the 2016 presidential election, The Intercept reported. The website said it verified the NSA document and redacted certain portions it deemed not vital to the national interest, but declined […]

New report helps shed light on who the Shadow Brokers might be

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By Yoni Heisler From BGR Earlier this month, a piece of ransomeware known as WannaCry began spreading quickly across the globe and promptly commanded the world’s attention. Once WannaCry took hold of a machine, it encrypted all of a user’s files and demanded a payment of $300 in Bitcoin in order to retrieve them. Thankfully, […]

There’s another hacking attack going on right now, and it’s bigger than WannaCry

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BY STAN SCHROEDER From Mashable WannaCry, the hacking attack that took thousands of computers’ data for ransom over the last week, hasn’t apparently been very lucrative for its makers so far. But another, apparently larger and smarter hacking attack that uses the same exploits, is silently using vulnerable machines across the globe for profit. This […]

Cayman Islands Government unveils finalised child abuse prevention policy

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The finalised Child Abuse Prevention Policy for National Sports Associations was launched by the Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports ylast Wednesday, 1 February 2017. He also advised attendees that the first round of child abuse prevention training-sessions aimed at implementing the reporting aspects of the policy will take place on […]

Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides

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…. offers greater clarity into the US’ surveillance operation By Joe Pollicino From engadget PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the Washington Post,  gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed [in 2013] four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA operation, along with detailing the various levels of scrutiny […]

Curbs on NSA reflects shifting US mood

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By Robert Macpherson, AFP From Business Insider Washington (AFP) – Curbing the US government’s power to collect telephone records is a victory of sorts for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that reflects shifting public opinion about the surveillance state a decade after 9/11, analysts say. The US Freedom Act, passed Tuesday, marks the first time since […]

This is what the most secure email in the world could look like

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By Karyne Levy From Business Insider Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Raytheon BBN Technologies have created a way to make your email correspondence so secure (PDF), that even the NSA would have a hard time getting to it. It’s called digital steganography, which means hiding messages within other messages. Messages are […]

Why the Supreme Court cellphone ruling is a really big deal

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By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai From Mashable Thanks to a unanimous Supreme Court decision on Wednesday, police officers will no longer be allowed to search your cellphone after an arrest without a warrant — a ruling hailed as “groundbreaking” and “big win for digital privacy.” The ruling concerning two separate but similar cases could have far-reaching implications […]