privacy
How Google Gives Information to the NSA

Ever since news of PRISM broke, there's been a lot of confusion and denial about exactly how the NSA is getting your information from the companies that have been collecting it. Now Google's fessed up to the details, and it's unsurprisingly simple: by FTP or even by hand. Read More >>

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Why the Metadata the NSA Has on You Matters

In response to the recent news reports about the National Security Agency's surveillance program, President Barack Obama said, "When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls." Instead, the government was just "sifting through this so-called metadata." The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made a similarcomment last night: "The program does not allow the Government to listen in on anyone’s phone calls. The information acquired does not include the content of any communications or the identity of any subscriber." Read More >>

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The Official US Government Fact Sheet on What PRISM Is and Does

When all the PRISM news broke, it didn't take long for the US Government to fess up. President Obama even made a (bummer of a) statement on it. Now, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has put out an official fact sheet about what PRISM is and isn't, according to the US Government. Think of it like an official FAQ. Read More >>

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Cyber-Espionage Platform Red October Is Already Pulling Its Tendrils Back Into the Dark

Earlier this week, a sophisticated, capable, and seemingly freelance cyber-spying operation called Red October burst onto the scene. Well, it's probably been around for years, but we all only just found out about it. Now, it's already disappearing. After having the light shined on it, it's darting back into the shadows. Read More >>

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Meet Red October: The Global Cyber-Espionage Ring That Spent 5 Years in the Shadows

There are plenty of cyberweapons floating around out there, like Stuxnet, Flame, and that whole gang. Now, Kapersky has turned up a cyber-espoinage operation its dubbed "Red October," and it's up there in the big leagues. But unlike its cohorts, it doesn't look state-sponsored. This is a freelance job, and it's professional grade. Read More >>

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Dyson Accuses Bosch of Paying a Super-Secret Espionage Research Spy

Dyson is pointing the finger at rival Bosch, of apparently paying an employee to steal company secrets from inside its research division. Having filed legal proceedings against the German company, Dyson claims that a member of staff was handling secrets to Bosch for as long as two years. Not quite Bond, right? Read More >>

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Turkey Thinks This Bird Is an Israeli Spy Because Its Nostril Is Big Enough to Hold Microchips

Turkish authorities announced Tuesday that they have recovered the body of a daring Israeli spy—replete with feathers. And a belly full of bees. Read More >>

wikileaks
Wikileaks Opens Up New Privacy and Espionage-Focused Section Called The Spyfiles

We're all screwed according to Julian Assange and now he's revealed a new subsection of Wikileaks to prove it. "The Spyfiles" will specifically deal with surveillance and privacy violations, releasing documents related to the global activities of cyber spooks and the technology used to intercept your most private of Facebook messages. Read More >>

privacy
Crack the Code and End Up a Spy as GCHQ Sets Online Challenge

Fancy a job with GCHQ, the UK's intelligence agency? Have a go at cracking the code and you'll be fast tracked into a life of espionage, as GCHQ moves to the net to grab its latest recruits. Read More >>

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Woman Caught Stealing Motorola's Lamest Secrets for Chinese Military

You know how you feel slightly nervous when you're flagged for a random customs screening? Even when you haven't done anything wrong? Imagine carrying stolen tech, 30 grand cash, and documents from the Chinese government? Listen, guys, I can explain! Read More >>

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