The NSA is everywhere these days trying to collect information on unsuspecting terrorist and innocent bystanders. A latest Guardian report claims that the NSA has undercover agents on both Xbox Live and in World of Warcraft, along with Second Life. Now, according to the report, the NSA is not alone in this little scheme, apparently its UK sister agency GCHQ, is also in on the action to uncover secrets in these online gaming communities.…Read More »
This past Friday, the National Security Agency (NSA) released a statement that defended their mass collection of cellphone data. They claim their database, which has information on hundreds of millions of cellphone users, is completely legal. According to the NSA, their legal ability to collect such massive amounts of data comes not from a secret court but from a US presidential order.…Read More »
We’ve heard a lot about the NSA and what it can do in the past couple of months, so nothing concerning spying should come as a surprise. A new report from the Washington Post claims that the FBI has the ability to secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light.…Read More »
In yet another revelation from Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting approximately 5 billion records per day on the location of mobile phones. These phones aren’t just located in the United states, but are all around the world.…Read More »
Microsoft says NSA spying is “advanced persistent threat”, launches aggressive campaign to protect consumer privacyDenise December 6, 2013 4
Tired of government snooping? Apparently, so is Microsoft. The software giant has announced a plan to cut down on government intrusion. The plan is aggressive and Microsoft plans on having all its new security measures in place by the end of 2014.…Read More »
It seems that India will be using the ongoing US-Indo police chiefs conference for a chance to bone up on their spying skills. The country, which is one of many who has criticized the American government for spying on its foreign allies, is reportedly planning on asking the US for help when it comes to monitoring Indian citizens.…Read More »
Maybe we could even get the NSA to come and make our beds and mow our yards as well.Read More »
The revelations made by Edward Snowden about USA’s spying prowess have irked governments all around the world. Since then governments have been looking for telecommunication alternatives that are free from all intrusions of foreign spy agencies.
In light of the fact that Microsoft, Apple and Google were most heavily penetrated by NSA, many people have lost trust in them in regard to privacy and security.…Read More »
Due to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the spying prowess of the NSA, many people have been irked with using computers, smartphones, tablets and even gaming consoles — thinking in the back of our minds whether this or that is being recorded by NSA and similar organizations.…Read More »
It seems that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have been working with Level 3, whose fiber optics cables connect both Yahoo and Google’s data centers, to spy on these companies.
Level 3 is an internet service provider and telecommunications company which provides its services to a number of countries and is based in the United States.…Read More »
A recent report by Essential Information details how corporations like Wal-mart, Bank of America, McDonalds, etc, are monitoring non-profit organizations illegally, and often use former NSA, CIA operatives to do so.
Essential Information is 30+ year old organization that was founded by Ralph Nader and is known for monitoring corporations.…Read More »
More information from the Edward Snowden leaks has revealed that, as of 2007, there was an agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States that would allow the National Security Agency (NSA) to keep records on UK citizens.
Before 2007, if any information was received, it was supposed to be wiped, but now, if data on a UK citizen is found while not directly investigating that person, it is allowed to be kept.…Read More »
LG is still dealing with the backlash from customers who discovered that their television set was “spying” on them even though they set up privacy settings on their television. LG promises an update on the television to keep the collection from happening again.…Read More »
In a move that is clearly a response to the fact that communications between Yahoo data centers have been monitored by the National Security Agency, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, has promised to have Yahoo’s user data encrypted by 2014.
She released this information over Yahoo’s tumblr and wrote that Yahoo would “Encrypt all information that moves between our data centers by the end of Q1 2014, offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to/from Yahoo by the end of Q1 2014,” and “work closely with our international Mail partners to ensure that Yahoo co-branded Mail accounts are https-enabled.”
Whether or not Yahoo will actually take the necessary steps to make sure their services are completely secure, or the ones that are most cost-efficient, remain to be seen, but let’s just say I wouldn’t bet on the first option.…Read More »
Another judge is unhappy with the conduct of the National Security Agency (NSA). This time it is Judge John D. Bates of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) — the court that must give approval for surveillance tactics by NSA and co — and it’s because the NSA didn’t follow the proper guidelines that the court set out when it comes to collecting data on US citizen email traffic.…Read More »
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is moving to block the Russians from building stations inside the United States, stations the Russian claim are part of their GLONASS global positioning system (aka Russian GPS). Russia wants to put these seemingly innocuous structures on U.S.…Read More »
The National Security Agency (NSA) isn’t the only US government group keeping tabs on the American populace, it seems that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is also keeping out at least an eye on what you are doing financially. The CIA is reportedly building a database that tracks international money transfers and this database is filled with the financial and personal information of millions of Americans.…Read More »
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on United States citizens and it has been doing so for years. This is no speculation, it is something that has been in the news for weeks now and is more or less accepted by everyone.…Read More »
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Maybe, if you’re lucky. The City of Las Vegas has started installing new Intellistreet streetlights that can do more than just illuminate the street. These wireless LED lights can play music, interact with pedestrians, and are even equipped with a video panel that displays important information such as weather and police alerts or traffic information.…Read More »
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been known to monitor activity without anyone knowing about it. (Or, at least, without anyone knowing about it prior to Mr. Snowden’s leaks.) It’s the thing that has gotten them into so much hot water.…Read More »
Many countries have been openly critical of the United States government for spying on their governments and Brazil is no different. They are livid actually, at learning that they have been the target of US intelligence.
“Friendly governments and societies that seek to build a true strategic partnership, as in our case, cannot allow recurring illegal actions to take place as if they were normal,” President Dilma Rousseff said.…Read More »
Google appears to be furious after finding out that the NSA has exploited their and Yahoo’s data centers.
“We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from our private fiber networks, and it underscores the need for urgent reform,” David Drummond, who is the chief legal office for Google, told the Post.…Read More »
Think all Americans are against the National Security Agency’s policies regarding spying? Think again, because in a recent survey most Americans actually approve of the NSA’s policy. The survey in question has the public not overwhelmingly supporting the NSA’s actions, but supporting them none the less.…Read More »
There is yet another chapter in the ongoing saga of big tech companies providing user information to government agencies. Quoting “government officials”, New York Times says AT&T is cooperating with the C.I.A., and not only that, but they’re getting paid $10 million a year to do so.…Read More »
Lockheed Martin is one of the giants in the U.S air industry. It has manufactured one of the best airplanes for the U.S Air Force, and at present, the crown of having manufactured the most advanced jet fight in current use, F-22 Raptor, is also on Lockheed Martin’s head.…Read More »
Someone is snooping around, read this to have an idea how to fight back.Read More »
Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, made a huge huff and puff a while back when she found out the NSA was spying on her country. But now new revelations have to light that highlights Brazilian spying on diplomats from Russia, Iran and the U.S.…Read More »
China is well known (accused) for its hacking and spying ways, but who would have thought that the country would go this far? (The NSA, probably, because I wouldn’t doubt if they did the same — but lets not get off topic here.) Apparently, China is planting microchips in kettles and irons that scans for Wi-Fi devices for the sole purpose of sending out malware.…Read More »
According to a couple of reports, the UK government is banning iPads from closed-door meetings and other sensitive conversations within parliament. This is an interesting decision considering the fact that earlier this year, the UK government purchased numerous iPads for select committees in an effort to move to electronic distribution, as well as designing a custom iPad app for the Prime Minister.…Read More »
The US government has been the target of a media storm these past few weeks over their monitoring of other countries and their leaders. John Kerry, US Secretary of State and former presidential candidate, believes that the surveillance may have gone too far.…Read More »
It appears that the NSA’s foothold into the world of digital communication is not just phone taps on cellphones. On the contrary, there is evidence to support the claim that the NSA also has links in Yahoo and Google. Meaning users that use two of the biggest names in the online world may have had their information confiscated… without Google and Yahoo knowledge.…Read More »
Once again the NSA finds more people are going in the fight against them rather than supporting them. In the latest move against the Big Brother organization the major tech companies are joining in the fight to have their power limited.…Read More »
The NSA has not been having a good week. First the leaks, then the protests, now they have lost some of their best support in Congress and the Senate. What more could go wrong? Let’s focus a bit more on that latter point.…Read More »
In light of the recent NSA scandal, US congressmen and women are planning to do something to help make Americans to feel safer about their privacy while they are online. The new bill, Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act (or USA FREEDOM Act) is designed to curtail the NSA’s ability to collect information on the average online user.…Read More »