Summary Speaking to an industry conference in Tampa, James Clapper detailed a litany of challenges he said have hit the $45 billion-per-year U.S. intelligence-gathering effort, from U.S. budget turmoil and the Syrian war to leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Summary A new email service that protects its users from the prying eyes of the NSA and other spy agencies has gone online. It will also mean Lavaboom will be unable to handover unencrypted mails and codes to government agencies if they request them.
Summary Russia granted Snowden asylum last year, and he still lives somewhere in the country. The Russian leader claimed his nation's spy agencies "do not have the money to do so like the U.S. does." Putin added that the efficiency of the effort -- and its damage to privacy -- was limited by the sheer inability to process such a huge amount of data.
Summary Last Monday, my Washington Post colleagues celebrated winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service along with the Guardian newspaper for their reporting on Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency. Thiessen, who writes a weekly online column for the Post, hosted an event at the American Enterprise Institute devoted in large part to denouncing the Guardian, the Post and the Pulitzer committee for their actions.
Summary With revelations about mass spying and a crippling widespread security flaw affecting two-thirds of the Web, it's little surprise services and devices that put security and privacy before all else are seeing a groundswell of support. "On the system that we're going to ship, all of your data will be on your own timeline, in a single place that you own. The canonical location of the data will be a place that you own; your personal cloud," Balkan says.
Summary It's not clear whether any apps in the Google Play Store, or anywhere else, have already used this particular security issue to steal data from users. The company also said that apps with this phishing feature could work on many other devices, including smartphones and tablets that don't use the "Launcher" functionality in AOSP - the company tested a Galaxy S4 running Android 4.3, a HTC One on Android 4.4.2 and a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 11, coming up with the same results.
Summary The RCMP said in a statement that they have arrested 19-year-old Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes and charged him with two hacking-related charges over an incident that led the Canadian Revenue Agency to shut its website for five days. .
Summary If this story from the Calgary Herald holds up, it will be among the first documented instance of a hacker exploiting the Heartbleed Internet security flaw - currently festering on hundreds of thousands of websites - to steal sensitive information:.
Summary This article summarizes the current situation, how to protect yourself and your family with simple steps for now, and lastly what investment opportunities arise from this historic situation. The situation in the United States is confined to the one single index case at this time.
Summary BIRMINGHAM, England -- Britain on Tuesday sharply criticized the handling of pro-democracy demonstrations in its former colony, Hong Kong, with the deputy prime minister summoning the Chinese ambassador in protest and warning that the territory's prosperity was at risk if freedoms were suppressed.
Summary The National Rifle Association began airing this ad in the Louisiana Senate race in late September. The group told PolitiFact that its claim stems from Landrieu's vote to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in 2009, a pick the NRA opposed.
Summary 'I have no doubt that we'll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.,' Tom Frieden, CDC director said. The reality of the current outbreak is far more prosaic. Health officials expected some cases to emerge in the U.S. Dallas was simply the place that won the unfortunate lottery.