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Julian Assange Says Trump Offered Him a Pardon to Deny Russia Hacked Democrats in 2016

Lawyers for beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim that Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he’d claim the 2016 hacks of Democratic Party email systems had nothing to do with Russia, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Guardian, Espionage, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Guccifer 20, Julian Assange Says Trump


How to Do a Watergate Without Going to Prison

Operatives from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spied on their Democratic counterparts as they conducted a strategy session on upcoming congressional races, according to a report in Politico’s Playbook newsletter detailing one of the dumber episodes of intrigue in our already asinine political…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Republicans, Politico, Democrats, Espionage, Opsec, National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC, Stupid Watergate


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company they owned that made cryptography equipment, according to an explosive new report from the Washington Post and Germany’s ZDF news outlet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Nsa, Germany, Cold War, Tor, Spying, Encryption, Cryptography, Crypto, Espionage, Cia, Signal, National Security Agency NSA, ZDF, Central Intelligence Agency CIA


Alleged CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte Was Made Scapegoat for Being 'a Pain in the Ass,' Defense Argues

Defense lawyers for former CIA software engineer Joshua Adam Schulte say that the CIA and federal prosecutors don’t actually know for certain who was behind a 2017 leak of cyber espionage documents, let alone whether it was their client, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Instead, they said he really pissed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Spying, Courts, Espionage, Cia, Wikileaks, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Joshua Adam Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Vault 17


Report: FBI Investigating NSO Group Over Notorious International Hacks

The FBI is investigating shady cyber-intelligence company NSO Group and the possible use of its phone-hijacking tools in several high-profile hacks, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Pegasus, Espionage, Reuters, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence


TikTok Owner ByteDance Denies That It's Planning to Sell Majority Stake Amid Espionage Concerns

A Bloomberg report on Monday evening said that ByteDance is considering selling off a majority stake in its incredibly popular and fantastically annoying music app, TikTok, amid intensifying U.S. government concerns that the China-based company is a security and espionage threat. However, the firm has denied the reportRead more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Espionage, CFIUS, Tiktok, Committee On Foreign Investment In The US


Report: Nikki Haley Used Unclassified Email System During North Korean ICBM Crisis Because She Forgot Her Password

In July 2017, former South Carolina governor and the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used a government system for unclassified information to discuss North Korean rocket launches because she forgot her password to the secure one, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Email, North Korea, Cybersecurity, United Nations, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, State Department, Espionage, South Carolina, ICBM, Trump, Nukes, Nikki Haley, North Korea Nukes


Indian Government Asserts Widespread Digital Surveillance Powers After WhatsApp Hack

The Indian government has asserted sweeping powers to “intercept, monitor, or decrypt” any information that is “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on any computer network in the country, per TechCrunch , and for purposes as vague as national security or safeguarding “public order.”Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, India, Social Media, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Mass Surveillance, Wiretapping, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence


Facebook Sues Shadowy Israeli Cyberweapons Firm NSO Group Over WhatsApp Malware

Facebook and subsidiary WhatsApp have filed suit against shadowy Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, saying that it exploited a vulnerability in the encrypted messaging app to infect over 1,400 phones with malware.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Espionage, NSO, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence


FCC Proposes Banning U.S. Firms From Using Federal Subsidies to Purchase Huawei, ZTE Equipment

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with new restrictions on doing business with tech giants Huawei and ZTE, with chairman Ajit Pai setting a Nov. 19 date for vote on a proposal to bar U.S. firms that receive federal subsidies from purchasing the Chinese firms’ telecom equipment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Federal Communications Commission, Espionage, Huawei, ZTE, Ajit Pai, Trade War, US China Trade War, Huawei ZTE Equipment


Report: Trump Expected to Sign Order That Could Bar US Firms From Buying Huawei Telecom Gear

Amid a U.S.-China trade war that, after brief signs of abatement, now seems headed off the rails and continued assertions by U.S. intelligence agencies that Chinese tech giant Huawei poses a national security risk, Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order that could bar telecommunications companies from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, US, Cybersecurity, Spying, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Tech Policy, Huawei Telecom Gear


Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Espionage, NSO Group, Cyberweapons, Cyber Intelligence


Backdoors in Huawei Equipment Discovered by Vodafone Italy in 2009

Vodafone Italy discovered backdoors in its Huawei home internet routers and software between 2009 and 2011 according to a new report from Bloomberg News. The backdoors have reportedly been fixed, but the revelations are still bad news for Huawei as the Chinese tech giant tries to secure contracts to build 5G…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, China, Spying, Italy, Vodafone, Espionage, Huawei, PLA, New Cold War, Bloomberg News, Huawei Equipment, Bryan Littlefair, Vodafone Italy


Thanos, CBD, and Disembodied Pig Brains: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

An awful lot happened this week—some of it good, much of it bad, and a bit of it just plain weird. In the good news category, the Hubble Space Telescope , New York City passed a world-first law requiring owners of large buildings to reduce their climate impact, scientists used a modified 747 to find evidence…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, TV, Science, Technology, Youtube, Environment, Samsung, Cybersecurity, Physics, Hacking, Nuclear Weapons, Oil And Gas, Game Of Thrones, Hackers, Exercise


CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hacking, Wireless, Hackers, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Central Intelligence Agency, 5g, Times of London, Peoples Liberation Army, Chinese State Security Army


Ecuador Claims It's Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, London, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, Agence France Presse Read


Report: Jeff Bezos Is Meeting With Prosecutors Over Allegations Saudis Hacked His Nudes

CNN reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week” regarding allegations that the National Enquirer tabloid and its parent company, American Media Inc., engaged in extortion and blackmail with a stolen nude and other sexts from an adulterous…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Technology, Crime, Saudi Arabia, Cnn, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, D D D D Double Complexifier


USB Drive Found on Jailed Mar-a-Lago Party-Crasher Contained Self-Executing Code

New details are starting to trickle in about the Chinese woman arrested while carrying a suspicious number of electronic devices and trying to get inside President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club—among them that a USB drive in her possession began to auto-install files on a Secret Service agent’s computer the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, China, Malware, Cybersecurity, Secret Service, Espionage, Donald Trump, Mar a Lago, Lago Party, Do Not Insert


Huawei Says US Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou


Huawei Says U.S. Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Says U S Government


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued

The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an episode of the Lawfare podcast with “senior Republican congressional…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Terrorism, New York Times, Espionage, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, Mass Surveillance, Metadata


Report: Stolen Equifax Data Hasn't Been Sold Online, Raising More Questions Than Answers

In 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, exposing extensive personal information on nearly 150 million Americans (and in countless thousands of additional cases, credit-card numbers and scans of driver’s licenses, social security cards, and other identity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Equifax, Credit Card Hacks, Equifax Data Hasn


Canada's Ambassador to China Fired for Saying End of Huawei Extradition Case Would Be 'Great'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired the country’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, for saying that the detained chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei could make a strong case to avoid extradition to the U.S.—and that perhaps it would be really good if Canada just backed down on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Iran, Cybersecurity, Canada, Espionage, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, John McCallum, Iran Sanctions, Meng Wanzhou


Report: Citizen Lab Targeted in Botched Sting After Researching Israeli Firm's Ties to Saudi Arabia

“International undercover operatives” have been hounding members of the internet watchdog Citizen Lab, whose researchers helped reveal that an Israeli cyber-intelligence firm named NSO Group may have played a role in dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the hands of state-employed goons, the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Citizen Lab, NSO Group, Jamal Khashoggi, Cyber Intelligence


Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Spying, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, IP Theft, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei


Israeli Cyber-Intelligence Firm Denies Role in Khashoggi Murder, But Won't 'Deny or Confirm' Saudi Sales

One of the co-founders of the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm behind the powerful phone-surveillance software Pegasus, NSO Group, has denied that their products were involved in the Saudi Arabian government’s torture and murder of journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Pegasus, Espionage, Spies, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Zero Day, NSO Group, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Report: Washington Redskins Killed Stadium Wifi Deal With Huawei Over Security Concerns

The Washington Redskins axed a deal in 2014 with Chinese tech giant Huawei to provide free wifi at games near the nation’s capital after being warned that the company could pose a cybersecurity threat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Sports, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Washington Redskins, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, FedEx Field



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