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Experts question if Obama can fulfill NSA assurances

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes a tear as he speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington December 14, 2012. A tearful President Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called on Americans to set aside politics and "take meaningful action" to prevent more tragedies of this kind. A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 18 children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that have tormented the United States this year, U.S. media reported.     REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks." That promise is especially dubious, experts say, in instances where Americans are communicating with U.S. citizens

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower


In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website,

Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens


Australia's surveillance agency offered to share information collected about ordinary Australian citizens with its major intelligence partners, according to a secret 2008 document leaked by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The document shows the partners discussing whether or not to share "medical, legal or

Edward Snowden: public indifference is the real enemy in the NSA affair


One of the most disturbing aspects of the public response to Edward Snowden's revelations about the scale of governmental surveillance is how little public disquiet there appears to be about it. A recent YouGov poll, for example, asked respondents whether

NSA says Snowden took documents from internal website


(Reuters) – Former security contractor Edward Snowden was able to obtain secret documents revealing a massive U.S. spying effort from the National Security Agency's internal website, U.S. officials said according to a report on Wednesday. The classified documents leaked by

UK: 2012-13 Intelligence and Security Committee report published


The Intelligence and Security Committee has published a new annual report covering the work of MI5 and the UK's other security and intelligence agencies. The Committee, which is appointed by Parliament and reports directly to Parliament, provides independent oversight of

EU threatens to suspend data-sharing with U.S. over spy reports


(Reuters) – The European Union is threatening to suspend two agreements granting the United States access to European financial and travel data unless Washington shows it is respecting EU rules on data privacy, EU officials said on Friday. The threat

REVIEW: A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security


by Steve Purser, 2004, (Artech House Technology Management Library) Artech House, Inc. Norwood, MA, USA ©2004 – ISBN:1580537022 ____________________________________________________________________ After years of reviewing security books there were a number of red warning flags in the preface: the perception that a

REVIEW: Malicious Cryptography: Exposing Cryptovirology


  by Adam L. Young/Moti Yung, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004 ___________________________________________________________________________________ Both the foreword and the introduction are turgid, and bloated with excessive verbiage, while never giving a clear indication of what the book is actually about.  Does