US has automatic cyberattack software, says Snowden

Science fiction has a way of creeping into reality -- or vice versa. Take, for example, the idea that computers will become so intelligent they will automatically launch weapons at the first sign

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

An unlimited appetite for data

Law enforcement and government intelligence agencies will insist they can never gather too much information when conducting an investigation. They're probably right. On the other hand, if let completely lose these agencies would probably collect

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Snowden can stay in Russia longer

Former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia three more years and allowed to travel, according to his lawyer. A number of news outlets, including The Guardian and the

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Edward Snowden’s legacy

A year ago the British newspaper the Guardian began publishing revelations from Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency, the American electronic spy agency. Since then through news services Snowden

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Google encryption comes to China

With their reputations on the line after the revelations of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden, U.S.-based service and content providers have begun toughening their security to meet allegations that they are in cahoots with

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

What you learn from phone metadata

What’s all this Internet metadata fuss about, you asked over breakfast this morning. Metadata, as we learned from the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, is what electronic spy agencies are after –

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

End-to-end encryption needed: Snowden

When former NSA contractor Edward Snowden speaks, it’s news. So his remarks Monday by satellite to the annual South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Texas were widely covered.  Here’s summaries and links

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Smart phones claim privacy protection

As I write this Edward Snowden has made another revelation about the capabilities and ambition of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The latest is that the agency has been pressuring European nations

Published on: March 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon