Edward Snowden: NSA Whistleblower Warns About Apple’s Image Scanning Tech, Says It Could Be Used to Spy on Owners

Edward Snowden: NSA Whistleblower Warns About Apple’s Image Scanning Tech, Says It Could Be Used to Spy on Owners

Former computer intelligence consultant Edward Snowden has issued a warning about Apple's plan to launch an image scanning tech.
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Location Data May Be Compromised, NSA Warns

The NSA released a guidance as a warning for Defense Department staff and other agencies with access to sensitive federal systems.
Zika: Brazilian Judge Ponders Abortions in Microcephaly Cases

Brazil's NSA-Avoiding Underwater Cable to Europe Could Be Catching Silicon Valley's Eyes

Brazil's planned underwater cable, linking directly to Europe's Internet, will likely bring lots of technical and economic advantages to the country and the rest of Latin America in general.
House votes to end NSA phone-metadata bulk collection

NSA Bulk Phone Records Collection 'Likely Violates the Constitution': Judge

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's controversial phone metadata collection is likely unconstitutional and has ordered an immediate stop to the program. Though the decision comes as the NSA's program, in its current form, is set to expire in weeks, the ruling sets an important precedent for privacy rights.
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USA Patriot Act Expires: What Happened, Why It Matters, & What's Next

Thanks in large part to Sen. Rand Paul, at midnight on Sunday, the U.S. Senate let the Patriot Act expire, removing key controversial surveillance authorities from the National Security Agency. So what does that mean, and what's next?
Obama Signs Executive Order for Silicon Valley Cyberthreat sharing initiative

Obama Announces, Signs, Executive Order for Cyberthreat Cooperation with Silicon Valley

President Obama addressed major Silicon Valley players at Stanford University on Friday afternoon, as part of an official White House summit on cybersecurity and cooperation between the technology industry and the government.

The Top Tech Stories of 2014 Shaping the Future of the Internet in the U.S.

This year, more than any in recent memory, we awoke to the realities of the problems and promise inherent in what has become our hyper-connected, 21st century lives.
Encryption

Threat Level Thursday: NSA's Search Engine, Encryption, and Android's Weakness

Welcome to this week's Threat Level Thursday, where we'll see how the NSA shares its information with other law enforcement agencies, the power of encryption, how Android may be the bane of some Android apps, and the unnerving conviction of a former U.S. cybersecurity official.
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Threat Level Thursday: More Snowden, Yahoo Encrypts, the Safest Mobile OS, and the Air Force

In this week's Threat Level Thursday we get another dose of Edward Snowden, see emails getting safer, which mobile operating system trumps the other in keeping the baddies out, and the Air Force joining the cyber fight.
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Edward Snowden Granted Asylum in Russia for 3 More Years

Russia has decided to grant Edward Snowden residency for the next three years, further delaying his extradition to the United States.
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Threat Level Thursday: Microsoft Fights on Multiple Fronts, Cash Influx, and the NSA's Chokehold

In this weeks Threat Level Thursday we take a look at Microsoft (twice), the influx of cybersecurity funding, and of course, our friendly neighborhood watchman, the NSA.
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Threat Level Thursday: iOS Security, Tor Anonymity, HHS, the Navy, and Exploiting an Exploit

In this week's Threat Level Thursday we have iOS, Tor, and the U.S. Department of Health and Services all susceptible to ailments of some kind while a former Navy official recommends leniency in cybersecurity's infancy, and of course, something just plain ol' mean.
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Secretary of State John Kerry to the Rescue After New US Spying Allegations From 'Great Friend' Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on the U.S. surveillance on her country and how it could affect relations with Washington, D.C., while Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly commented on the countries' relationship.
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Threat Level Thursday: The NSA, Emergency 911 Vulnerabilities, China, and North Korea

This week's Threat Level Thursday features two new revelations about the NSA, 911 cybersecurity, more hacking from China, and North Korea puffs its chest out. Again.
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This One Snowden Leak Shows Why You Should Care About Every NSA Revelation

Over the weekend, a new detail about the NSA was published, and it shows why every previous NSA revelation leaked by Edward Snowden is relevant and important to everyone.
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Supreme Court Rejects Google's Petition to Dismiss US Wiretap Act Violation Caused by Street View

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a circuit court's ruling that found Google guilty of collecting emails and other personal information from people while developing its Street View program.
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