Tag: Identity management

Senate Cybersecurity Bill Is ‘Surveillance By Another Name,’ Says Lone Senator Who Voted Against It


All but one of the 15 members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted in favor of a cybersecurity bill Thursday. The measure would allow government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security to exchange information with private companies

Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency’s electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls

Canadian intelligence sweeps often intercept private data

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In its fight against Chinese espionage and other cyberthreats, Canada’s electronic-intelligence agency intercepts citizens’ private messages without judicial warrants. A 22-page “Operational Procedures for Cyber Defence” document obtained by The Globe speaks to just how Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

Restrictions placed on NSA’s data store after intense talks over surveillance bill


Last-minute negotiations over the details of a congressional surveillance bill have resulted in restrictions around the National Security Agency’s massive repository of analysed call data. Intense closed-door talks between lawmakers and Obama administration and intelligence officials that wrapped up Tuesday

Snowden live: whistleblower testifies by video link at ‘mass surveillance’ hearing


“Edward Snowden has triggered a massive public debate on privacy in the internet age” said Pieter Omtzigt, Netherlands EPP. “Among other things, we hope to ask him what his revelations mean for ordinary users, how they should try to protect

Europe privacy watchdogs demand details on NSA espionage

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Europe's data protection agencies are demanding details on the US spying in the continent, warning that Washington’s so-called PRISM spying program may have breached privacy laws. The G29, an umbrella organization that includes privacy watchdogs across Europe, said Monday that