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White House approved spying on allies, claim US officials

Was the White House aware of the NSA surveillance on US allies, or was it left in the dark? That question has reared its head following admissions from Washington that the NSA tapped into the phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other foreign leaders. The White House and State Department did approve the phone taps, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said, according to the Los Angeles Times. These officials also say that members of the National Security Agency and other US intelligence agencies are now upset that President Obama appears to be distancing himself from the revelations. The process works as follows, according to two former senior intelligence officials cited by the LA Times: When the US ... Read More »

Adobe hack attack affected 38 million accounts

A cyberattack launched against Adobe affected more than 10 times the number of users initially estimated. On October 3, Adobe revealed that it had been the victim of an attack that exposed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords. At the time, the company said that hackers gained access to credit card records and login information for around 3 million users. But the number of affected accounts has turned out to be much higher. The attack actually involved 38 million active accounts, according to security blog Krebs on Security. Adobe confirmed that number in an e-mail to Krebs. “So far, our investigation has confirmed that the attackers obtained access to Adobe IDs and (what were at the time valid), encrypted passwords ... Read More »

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A)

Mega.co.nz CEO Vikram Kumar (Credit: Mega.co.nz) The future of secure, private e-mail doesn’t lie in Silicon Valley, or Silicon Alley, or even in the Northern Hemisphere, but in New Zealand. At least, that’s what Mega.co.nz Chief Executive Vikram Kumar wants to turn into a reality. After Kim Dotcom’s Mega shook up the secure storage world, offering a mind-boggling, industry-leading 50GB of encrypted free space, the company startled the world again by announcing that it would be building an encrypted e-mail service — but only after the unexpected closure of Ladar Levinson’s Lavabit. In the wake of the unexpected secure e-mail service closures by Lavabit and Silent Circle, what does secure e-mail even mean? From his home in windy Wellington, New ... Read More »

Stop Watching Us eyes big rally against NSA surveillance (Q&A)

(Credit: Stop Watching Us) In protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, thousands of people are expected to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The rally is being put together by a coalition of diverse groups that have come together under the umbrella organization Stop Watching Us. Their goal: end government spying. The NSA is one of the biggest surveillance and eavesdropping agencies in the U.S. and was whistleblower Edward Snowden’s workplace before he decided to leak some of the agency’s top-secret documents to the press in June. Rainey Reitman is the activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lead organizer for the Stop Watching Us rally. (Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation) That document leak ... Read More »

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A)

Mega.co.nz CEO Vikram Kumar (Credit: Mega.co.nz) The future of secure, private e-mail doesn’t lie in Silicon Valley, or Silicon Alley, or even in the Northern Hemisphere, but in New Zealand. At least, that’s what Mega.co.nz Chief Executive Vikram Kumar wants to turn into a reality. After Kim Dotcom’s Mega shook up the secure storage world, offering a mind-boggling, industry-leading 50GB of encrypted free space, the company startled the world again by announcing that it would be building an encrypted e-mail service — but only after the unexpected closure of Ladar Levinson’s Lavabit. In the wake of the unexpected secure e-mail service closures by Lavabit and Silent Circle, what does secure e-mail even mean? From his home in windy Wellington, New ... Read More »

Stop Watching Us eyes big rally against NSA surveillance (Q&A)

(Credit: Stop Watching Us) In protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, thousands of people are expected to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The rally is being put together by a coalition of diverse groups that have come together under the umbrella organization Stop Watching Us. Their goal: end government spying. The NSA is one of the biggest surveillance and eavesdropping agencies in the U.S. and was whistleblower Edward Snowden’s workplace before he decided to leak some of the agency’s top-secret documents to the press in June. Rainey Reitman is the activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lead organizer for the Stop Watching Us rally. (Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation) That document leak ... Read More »

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A)

Mega.co.nz CEO Vikram Kumar (Credit: Mega.co.nz) The future of secure, private e-mail doesn’t lie in Silicon Valley, or Silicon Alley, or even in the Northern Hemisphere, but in New Zealand. At least, that’s what Mega.co.nz Chief Executive Vikram Kumar wants to turn into a reality. After Kim Dotcom’s Mega shook up the secure storage world, offering a mind-boggling, industry-leading 50GB of encrypted free space, the company startled the world again by announcing that it would be building an encrypted e-mail service — but only after the unexpected closure of Ladar Levinson’s Lavabit. In the wake of the unexpected secure e-mail service closures by Lavabit and Silent Circle, what does secure e-mail even mean? From his home in windy Wellington, New ... Read More »

Stop Watching Us eyes big rally against NSA surveillance (Q&A)

(Credit: Stop Watching Us) In protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, thousands of people are expected to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The rally is being put together by a coalition of diverse groups that have come together under the umbrella organization Stop Watching Us. Their goal: end government spying. The NSA is one of the biggest surveillance and eavesdropping agencies in the U.S. and was whistleblower Edward Snowden’s workplace before he decided to leak some of the agency’s top-secret documents to the press in June. Rainey Reitman is the activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lead organizer for the Stop Watching Us rally. (Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation) That document leak ... Read More »

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A)

Mega.co.nz CEO Vikram Kumar (Credit: Mega.co.nz) The future of secure, private e-mail doesn’t lie in Silicon Valley, or Silicon Alley, or even in the Northern Hemisphere, but in New Zealand. At least, that’s what Mega.co.nz Chief Executive Vikram Kumar wants to turn into a reality. After Kim Dotcom’s Mega shook up the secure storage world, offering a mind-boggling, industry-leading 50GB of encrypted free space, the company startled the world again by announcing that it would be building an encrypted e-mail service — but only after the unexpected closure of Ladar Levinson’s Lavabit. In the wake of the unexpected secure e-mail service closures by Lavabit and Silent Circle, what does secure e-mail even mean? From his home in windy Wellington, New ... Read More »

Stop Watching Us eyes big rally against NSA surveillance (Q&A)

(Credit: Stop Watching Us) In protest of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, thousands of people are expected to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The rally is being put together by a coalition of diverse groups that have come together under the umbrella organization Stop Watching Us. Their goal: end government spying. The NSA is one of the biggest surveillance and eavesdropping agencies in the U.S. and was whistleblower Edward Snowden’s workplace before he decided to leak some of the agency’s top-secret documents to the press in June. Rainey Reitman is the activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lead organizer for the Stop Watching Us rally. (Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation) That document leak ... Read More »

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