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Born in the NSA: These former spies are starting companies of their own - VentureBeat

Born in the NSA: These former spies are starting companies of their own - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It's actually a really great culture. A lot of brilliant people there are experts in their field. There's a great sense of mission.

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NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.

The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in order to exploit it, according to a bombshell report from Bloomberg News. However, the agency is denying the story.

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NSA Deputy Director: 'Always Room' to Discuss Amnesty for Snowden - Wired

NSA Deputy Director: 'Always Room' to Discuss Amnesty for Snowden - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


But when TED organizer Chris Anderson asked Ledgett whether he would consider backing any kind of amnesty for Snowden, he stopped short of saying no.

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The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk |...

The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk |... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did.
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Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal - The Tribune-Democrat

Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal - The Tribune-Democrat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Edward Snowden's NSA surveillance disclosures have drawn global attention to the sometimes esoteric world of Internet infrastructure governance.

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Brazilian Activists Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance · Global ...

Brazilian Activists Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance · Global ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the world comes together to take a stand against mass surveillance on February 11, 2014, Brazilian citizens, organizations and collectives are bringing momentum to #TheDayWeFightBack campaign.

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Cut Off the NSA’s Juice - disinformation

Cut Off the NSA’s Juice - disinformation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Grassroots activists have realize the potential to put the NSA on the defensive in a dozen states where the agency's running surveillance facilities
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N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

 
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NSA scandal pushes firms to move data out of US - DatacenterDynamics

NSA scandal pushes firms to move data out of US - DatacenterDynamics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recent revelations that the US National Security Administration's surveillance practices are far more wide-reaching than previously thought are already having a material impact on the IT services industry in the US. 
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Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries - WIS

Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries - WIS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

LONDON (AP) - A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets.

 
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Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon.
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How to defeat Big Brother - Salon

How to defeat Big Brother - Salon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It can be safely argued that those four words, written by the French philosopher Michel Foucault in his discussion of the “panopticon,” were never more true than they were this year. Our visibility — defined as ubiquitous, networked digital connectedness — has at long last enabled an unprecedented surveillance state. In 2013, the negative consequences of our contemporary lifestyles were impossible to ignore.

 
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While Tech Companies Call for Spying Reform, Telcos Silent - PBS MediaShift

While Tech Companies Call for Spying Reform, Telcos Silent - PBS MediaShift | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Dec. 9, eight of the world’s leading technology companies set aside their rivalries to issue a direct challenge to U.S. lawmakers: Lead the world by example and fix America’s broken surveillance state. Although the tech companies’ statement sends a powerful message, notably absent from the letter’s signatories is the appearance of a single telecommunications company, or telco.

 
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Creating An Alternative Internet To Keep The NSA Out | PopularResistance.Org

Creating An Alternative Internet To Keep The NSA Out | PopularResistance.Org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scores of communities worldwide have been building these roll-your-own networks—often because a mesh can also be used as a cheap way to access the regular internet. But along the way people are discovering an intriguing upside: Their new digital spaces are autonomous and relatively safe from outside meddling.
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Noam Chomsky’s nightmare: Once again, you can’t trust the New York Times

Noam Chomsky’s nightmare: Once again, you can’t trust the New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two new communiqués from the surveillance state this week. Over the weekend, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, the German newsmagazine, came up with another batch of documents released by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, who has told us in a year more truth about the world we live in than our media seem prepared to tell us in the next two decades.

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How TED Got Edward Snowden and the NSA Deputy Director Onstage

How TED Got Edward Snowden and the NSA Deputy Director Onstage | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

VANCOUVER, Canada — TED Curator Chris Anderson on Tuesday joked that the National Security Agency was watching Edward Snowden's appearance, which everyone thought was a surprise at the time. Then he threw conference-goers for another loop the next day when he announced that NSA Deputy Director Rich Ledgett would respond in a video interview.

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US NSA: stop mass surveillance now or face consequences, MEPs say

US NSA: stop mass surveillance now or face consequences, MEPs say | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
All the latest news from the Press Service of the European Parliament: votes, resolutions, debates, parliamentary committees and the plenary.
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For an unfettered Internet - The Hindu

For an unfettered Internet - The Hindu | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A global debate has been raging on the issue of the mechanisms and principles of Internet Governance (IG) ever since the exposé that the United States and the National Security Agency (NSA) were engaged in wide-ranging mass surveillance of international traffic. Brazil is holding a global multistakeholder meeting in April on this issue, while the European Union (EU) has released a communiqué on “Europe’s Role in Shaping the Future of Internet Governance.” The issue boils down to the mechanisms and the role of various stakeholders in this space.

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2014 Rethinking National Intelligence -- Seven False Premises Blocking Intelligence Reform

2014 Rethinking National Intelligence -- Seven False Premises Blocking Intelligence Reform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is this the year in which populism defeats the two-party system, when the US stops borrowing to finance waste, and when the NSA debacle outrages the American people to the point that they call for a radical overhaul of the government?

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Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Miguel Freitas has built a more secure and robust alternative to Twitter, making use of code from two other massively successful online projects: bitcoin and BitTorrent.
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Busted! 10 myths that reveal just how dangerous the NSA really is

Busted! 10 myths that reveal just how dangerous the NSA really is | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NSA apologists make plenty of excuses for the surveillance state. Here's why you shouldn't believe them
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The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from eight miles away

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from eight miles away | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Berlin this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the Der Spiegel article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail onstage, describing several individual devices in the catalog and their intended purposes.

 

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Out in the Open: Grab What the NSA Is Snooping and Wear It on Your Chest - Wired

Out in the Open: Grab What the NSA Is Snooping and Wear It on Your Chest - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using an open source gadget they call Open Informant, they grab snippets from recent email messages and display them on their chests for all to see. This electronic badge even highlights the stuff that would look most suspicious the the professional snoops at the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.
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Who should store NSA phone database? - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Who should store NSA phone database? - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check - TechCrunch

Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


To that end, he'll likely release the gag order on tech companies who wish to post the number of users being spied on through their platforms.

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