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

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

Mobile app firm rolls out anti-surveillance voice and data plan

A  mobile application company founded by a team comprised of a former United States Navy SEAL, a cryptography legend and a mobile encryption expert has launched an encrypted international calling plan that promises

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

How unlimited is NSA spying?

Good news -- there's honour among spies. That's the word from a Washington Post report which says the U.S. National Security Agency has permission to  do electronic spying on every country except its partners in

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Second NSA security tool found in RSA’s cryptography kit

Security provider RSA adopted a second code generator developed by the United States National Security Agency which effectively made it easier for hackers to defeat the company’s BSafe cryptography kit, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

High-tech summit keeps focus on NSA reform

High-tech leaders meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama kept the Tuesday meeting focused on reining in digital surveillance by the National Security Agency, an executive told The Guardian. Obama

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

Harper, CSEC mum on NSA G20 snooping

The Prime Minister’s office and the Canada’s signal intelligence agency are keeping mum on reports that the government helped American agents conduct widespread surveillance activities during the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010.

Published on: November 28th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

NSA metadata gathering flawed: Court report

The United States National Security Agency’s metadata gathering program was repeatedly misused and collected data were accessed by unauthorized persons, according to reports from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The NSA

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

BlackBerry’s BES encryption cracked by U.S. spies

Documents leaked by former United States security contractor, Edward Snowden, indicate that American intelligence operatives were able to decipher messages sent using BlackBerry Ltd.’s mobile messaging software, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano