Tag Archives: NSA

summer of snowden, recap

An excellent recap of the Snowden revelations and the extent to which the US government is spying on us all, Americans and non-Americans alike. Worth reading in full, details past abuses of power by US government, then describes current state … Continue reading

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various tech companies bolster security in light of NSA/Snowden revelations

The problem of government snooping on its citizenry doesn’t go away with technical solutions alone, but this is a good step regardless. The idea is that a transient encryption key is used only for a given web session and then … Continue reading

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yahoo to expand encryption

Yahoo CEO (Mayer) announces expanded use of encryption to secure internal servers’ communications to each other. She is also quoted as saying: Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. … Continue reading

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silicon valley not happy with NSA

Google’s executive chairman coached Obama’s campaign team; executives from Craigslist, Napster, and Linkedin helped him fundraise…. That was then. This is now: …some members of Silicon Valley are taking a new perspective: “F— these guys.” Maybe they should have seen … Continue reading

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nsa mischief again

Wapo defends its story against claims by the NSA that Wapo mischaracterized the facts. Asked about reports that the NSA “broke into Google and Yahoo databases worldwide,” Gen. Keith Alexander said flatly “that’s never happened.” He continued, “I can tell … Continue reading

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ceo was imprisoned in retaliation for non-coop with illegal nsa spying

A former CEO of Qwest who refused to allow the NSA to spy on customers was suspiciously charged with and found guilty of insider trading of his own company’s stock, despite being bullish about his company’s prospects. Just one major … Continue reading

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the latest news… fainting woman, Obamacare, and the NSA

Was the fainting woman during Obama’s speech a hoax? Maybe. I don’t have strong opinions on this, and if it is a hoax, Obama himself isn’t necessarily involved in any way. Having said that, it does look suspicious, especially the friend’s … Continue reading

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