‘Heartbleed’ bug puts encrypted data in danger

Trust in the Internet took a major blow as alarm spread that software commonly used to encrypt and secure online transactions could wind up giving away the store. Computer security specialists, website masters, and fans of online privacy were worriedly abuzz with word of a freshly-discovered flaw in online data-scrambling software that hackers can turn…

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’ • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images Spencer Ackerman and James Ball theguardian.com,              Thursday 27 February 2014 11.16 EST The…

Snowden document reveals key role of companies in NSA data collection

NSA leverages relationships with commercial partners to collect vast quantities of data from fibre-optic cables, file shows • Tapping fibre-optic cables – see the NSA slide Ewen MacAskill and Dominic Rushe in New York theguardian.com,              Friday 1 November 2013 17.40 EDT Yahoo, Microsoft and Google deny they co-operate voluntarily with the intelligence agencies. Photograph:…

NSA ‘broke into Yahoo and Google data centers to obtain millions of records every day’… and leaked doodle shows how spy agency did it with a smiley face

The Washington Post cites documents  leaked by Edward Snowden In 30 days, the NSA gleaned 180 million  new records including text, audio and video – and who sent it to whom and when  they sent it NSA: Claims that we collect data this way  are not true By  Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:…

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for TREASON if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA could mean prison 12   Sep   2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data. Her comments came after being asked what she is doing to protect Yahoo users from “tyrannical government”…

Link to Anonymous Leaked PRISM-related NSA docs

EEV: Always Click with Caution Link to Anonymous leaks more PRISM-related NSA docs Primary Page: http://thedocs.hostzi.com/ 2010 EA Conf_RA Track Presentation_20100506.ppt 3170_01.pdf 514401Doddirectoritenetworks.pdf 6212_01.pdf 800001pDirectoriteDodinfoenterprise.pdf DT-12-COI-Glossary.pdf DoDAF-DM2_CMP_v1-0_FINAL_2011-10-03r1.docx DoD_NetOps_Strategic_Vision.pdf EATransitionStrategy.pdf NSI_EE.pdf insa-spies.pdf netcentric_jfc-1.pdf security_clearance.pdf

Stanford University raises $1 Billion in Donations

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday. . For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college fundraising survey, which…

Was he murdered? Mystery death of American engineer working in Singapore on cutting-edge military technology ‘who had deep misgivings about his work’

Shane Todd, an American working on an  18-month assignment in Singapore, was found hanged in his apartment in June  2012 Family claims he was murdered and Singapore  police refuse to accept help from FBI Todds also recovered hard drive with backup  data from son’s project Dr Todd was doing research on high-tech  chemical and was…