NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs ‘undermine the fabric of the internet’

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet James Ball, Julian Borger and Glenn Greenwald The Guardian,   Thursday 5 September 2013 15.00 EDT Through covert partnerships with tech companies, the spy agencies have inserted secret vulnerabilities into… Read More ›

Doctors paid millions to shill for Big Pharma

Thousands of physicians are profiting from promotional speaking gigs for drugmakers, but is the practice ethical? By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein   (Credit: Shutterstock/Alexander Raths)                                         This originally appeared on ProPublica. Update Mar. 11, 2013, 4:55 pm: This post has… Read More ›