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Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011 - The Washington Post

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NSA Code Cracking Puts Google, Yahoo Security Under Fire | Bloomberg.com

NSA Code Cracking Puts Google, Yahoo Security Under Fire | Bloomberg.com | Internet Security | Scoop.it
Disclosures that the U.S. National Security Agency can crack codes protecting the online traffic of the world’s largest Internet companies will inflict more damage than earlier reports of complicity in government spying, according to technology and intelligence specialists.The agency has fulfilled a decades-long quest to break the encryption of e-mail, online purchases, electronic medical records and other Web activities, the New York Times, the U.K.’s Guardian and ProPublica reported yesterday. The NSA also has been given access to -- or found ways to enter -- databases of major U.S. Internet companies operating the most popular e-mail and social-media platforms, the news organizations reported.The reports, based on documents from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, emerged amid an expanding debate over whether NSA surveillance activities undermine civil liberties. The revelations raise fresh questions about the security of data held by companies including Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. just as more commerce shifts online.“This is a fundamental attack on how the Internet works,” Joseph Lorenzo Hall, senior staff technologist at the Washington-based policy group Center for Democracy & Technology, said in an interview. “Secure communications technologies are the backbone of e-commerce” including the transfer of medical records and financial exchanges.“People in business will either not engage in those activities, or find other ways,” Hall said.Click headline to read more--
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Surveillance Society Not Choking on Data Exhaust

Surveillance Society Not Choking on Data Exhaust | Internet Security | Scoop.it
"There's a ton of data exhaust coming off those cameras and it's just being thrown away. Information like the color of the cars, the types of cars and the number of cars on the roadway at any given time.
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