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National security vs. online privacy

One method for safeguarding online anonymity is Tor, "the onion router", whose name comes from its method of adding and stripping away encryption layer by layer as messages pass from one node to another ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Security
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Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changes

If the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, higher costs and delays in identifying potential threats could result, the Navy admiral nominated to be the next head ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Security
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Cybersecurity issue goes beyond the Anthem headlines

While the security breach affecting as many as 80 million Anthem Inc. customers generates big headlines because of its size, it's the smaller-scale attacks that concern Purdue University cybersecurity expert Eugene Spafford.

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Internet
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SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks

European SIM maker Gemalto said Wednesday it had suffered hacking attacks that may have been conducted by US and British intelligence agencies but denied any "massive theft" of encryption keys that could ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Telecom
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Kerry: Some NSA surveillance reached 'too far'

Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that some National Security Agency surveillance "reached too far" was the first time a high-ranking Obama administration official acknowledged that U.S. snooping abroad ...

dateNov 02, 2013 in Internet
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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government ...

dateJan 19, 2014 in Security
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