Tag: Environment

Intelligence Agency Wants an Even More Super Supercomputer

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is funding research that could fundamentally change the field of supercomputing. Announced today, IARPA – the intelligence community’s research arm – awarded research contracts in support of its Cryogenic Computer Complexity, or C3, program

CIA Director John Brennan considering sweeping organizational changes

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CIA Director John Brennan is considering sweeping organizational changes that could include breaking up the separate spying and analysis divisions that have been in place for decades to create hybrid units focused on individual regions and threats to U.S. security,

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Receives Human Rights Award

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Edward Snowden, the man who continues to leak classified information about the NSA, receives an award for Human Rights. Snowden is one of the winners of the Swedish, ‘Right Livelihood Award.’ It’s given for “courageous and effective work for human

Malaysia Risks Enraging China by Inviting U.S. Spy Flights

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BEIJING — Malaysia’s reported invitation to the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea seems likely to intensify China’s anger at American surveillance of the strategic waterway and

NSA official: ‘Much easier’ to explain operations after Snowden

The official in charge of making sure the National Security Agency is complying with the law says it’s been “much easier” to talk about his agency ever since Edward Snowden revealed details of its operations. “It’s actually much easier today,”

A first step in reining in the NSA

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A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied on Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

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WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden. The document, with portions marked "top

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

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(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the

NSA maps leaked by Snowden reveal the locations of dozens of US and allied signals intelligence collection sites

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United States intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has provided his first disclosure of Australian involvement in US global surveillance, identifying four facilities in the country that contribute to a key American intelligence collection program. Classified US National Security Agency maps leaked

China, US to discuss cybersecurity at forum

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BEIJING (AP) — China is ready to discuss strengthening cybersecurity with U.S. officials at a high-level forum next week and wants Washington to help settle territorial disputes in East Asia, officials said Friday. Next week's two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue in

South Korea: Cyber Attack Originated in China

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South Korean officials say a cyber attack that shut down computers at several of the country's top banks and broadcasters originated in China. The Korea Communications Commission on Thursday said an initial investigation revealed that a Chinese IP address created

Saudi Cyber Attack Seen as Work of Amateur Hackers Backed by Iran

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Digital security experts say a major August cyber-attack at Saudi Arabia's top oil company appears to be the work of amateur hackers working on behalf of a nation state, and several signs point to Iran as their sponsor. The experts