Posts Tagged ‘NSA’

NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’, alleges developer

(Media Release) British and American intelligence agents attempting to hack the “dark web” are being deliberately undermined by colleagues, it has been alleged. Spies from both countries have been working on finding flaws in Tor, a popular way of anonymously accessing “hidden” sites. But the team behind Tor says other spies are tipping them off, […]

Edward Snowden: I was a high-tech spy for the CIA and NSA

(Media release) Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has described himself as a trained spy specializing in electronic surveillance, dismissing claims he was a mere low-level analyst. In an interview with NBC, he reiterated that he had worked undercover overseas for the CIA and NSA. He said the US got better intelligence from computers than […]

Cisco calls for curb on NSA surveillance efforts

(Media Release) The NSA’s wide-ranging surveillance programme should be curtailed, says hardware-maker Cisco in a letter to President Obama. Cisco boss John Chambers said faith in US technology companies was being eroded by the NSA’s activities. The letter comes after whistleblowers revealed the NSA regularly intercepted Cisco hardware to help it gather information on potential […]

Heartbleed bug denial by NSA and White House

(Media Release) The US National Security Agency has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw. The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging the NSA used the flaw in OpenSSL to harvest data. OpenSSL is online-data scrambling software used to protect data such as passwords sent online. Last year, NSA leaker Edward […]

Mark Zuckerberg ‘confused and frustrated’ by US spying

(Media Release) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to “express frustration” over US digital surveillance. The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government “should be the champion for the internet, not a threat”. His comments come a day after a report the US National Security Agency (NSA) imitated a […]

Snowden: Surveillance is ‘setting fire’ to the internet

(Media Release) Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is “setting fire to the future of the internet”, Edward Snowden told a packed auditorium of technology innovators via video link in Austin at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on Monday. He said: “You guys are all the firefighters, and we need […]

Snowden speaks: NSA spies create ‘databases of ruin’ on innocent folks

(Media Release) Ex-NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden used his first public Q&A to call for the US to lead a global initiative to ban mass surveillance of populations. He also wants governments to ensure that intelligence agencies can protect national security while not invading everyday privacy. “Not all spying is bad. The biggest problem we face […]

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