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April 11, 2014
In short: The NSA is said to have decided that the exploit was better something for it to use as an offensive tool than to affect a defensive posture for the rest [of] tech; its decision meant that in its view, its own intelligence efforts were essentially more important than the security of your information.
NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years,” TechCrunch
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March 30, 2014
13:22 // 2 weeks ago
March 27, 2014
A United Nations panel finds the United States has fallen short of meeting its obligations under an international civil rights treaty
The United Nations raps United States civil rights over drone usage, secret programs and surveillance. source
13:03 // 3 weeks ago
March 18, 2014
16:15 // 1 month ago
March 17, 2014
theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

18:51 // 1 month ago
March 2, 2014

You might remember a while back that our boy Stephen Colbert earned a little bit of controversy over his decision to keynote a speech for RSA, a company accused of installing a backdoor into its security software for the NSA. Here’s how he handled it. As it turns out, he’s his usual self-aware self—though he pushed back on some of the evidence against RSA. Also, he made a Bitcoin joke.

16:46 // 1 month ago
February 21, 2014
A relatively small number of system administrators are able to read, copy, move, alter, and destroy almost every piece of classified information handled by a given agency or organization. An insider-gone-bad with enough hacking skills to gain root privileges might acquire similar capabilities. It seems amazing that so few are allowed to control so much—apparently with little or no supervision or security audits.
An unidentified analyst • Raising the red flag about the NSA’s security policies … in 1996, back when Edward Snowden was just 13.
20:54 // 1 month ago
February 12, 2014
14:53 // 2 months ago
Danielle Rhoades Ha, a spokeswoman for the paper, told the Associated Press that the publication of improperly redacted documents was a “production error.” The paper eventually removed and republished the documents with the identities properly redacted.
The NYTimes Leaks Sensitive Information in an Epic Fail
13:37 // 2 months ago