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Watch ULA Try to Finally Launch an NRO Spy Satellite on a Delta IV Heavy Rocket Tonight

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office will take off from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Assuming, that is, there isn’t another one of the last-minute delays that have hounded the…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Spying, Satellites, Rockets, Espionage, Ula, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Launches, Rocketry, National Reconnaissance Office, United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, Nrol 44, Delta IV Heavy Rocket Tonight


Trump's WeChat and TikTok App Store Bans Are a Cybersecurity Nightmare

The Trump administration has barely even bothered to back up its case that its use of emergency powers to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling TikTok’s U.S. operations to an American company is based on cybersecurity concerns. It’s actually setting the stage for a meltdown of its own making.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Beijing, Hacking, WeChat, Hackers, Bad Ideas, Espionage, Trump, Tiktok


Oracle's Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, China, Walmart, Cybersecurity, Beijing, Espionage, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Tech Policy, Bytedance, Tiktok


Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

A Chinese intelligence firm’s database on 2.4 million people—including some 50,000 Americans—was recently leaked, exposing it to researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Leaks, Espionage, Shenzen Zhenhua


Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Edward Snowden, Courts, Espionage, National Security Agency, Civil Liberties, Metadata, Bulk Collection, Bulk Data Collection


Trump Hints He's Open to Pardoning Edward Snowden

Donald Trump—who once demanded that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden be executed for leaking classified intel on dystopian surveillance of U.S. citizens—has mused that Snowden has “not been treated fairly,” spurring a call from GOP Rep. Thomas Massie to finally pardon him.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Snowden, Nsa, Intelligence, Surveillance, Gop, Edward Snowden, Courts, Espionage, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Pardons, Crimes, Mass Surveillance


"Drovorub" Is The Latest Cyber Threat To Come Out Of Russia

Russia’s elite state-run hacking groups are known as some of the best in the biz, with a history of attacks stretchingback well beyond what we saw during the last presidential election. Now, the NSA and FBI are giving us a window into one of the latest tricks of the trade these malevolent actors use when sneaking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, Russia, Fbi, Hackers, Espionage, Fancy Bear


White House at a Total Fucking Loss to Explain Trump's TikTok Shakedown

No one in the White House has any idea what the fuck Donald Trump was talking about when he suggested that the U.S. Treasury should get a slice of any deal for Microsoft to buy TikTok.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, White House, China, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Treasury, CFIUS, Tiktok, Committee On Foreign Investment In The US, Repeat After Me B R I B E


Trump Demands Microsoft Pay Off the U.S. Treasury to Secure TikTok Deal

Donald Trump is demanding the U.S. government somehow get a juicy cut of any deal for Microsoft to buy Chinese-owned video app TikTok—or else.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Music, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Espionage, Donald Trump, U S Treasury, Bytedance, Tiktok, Trump Demands Microsoft


Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, is much likelier to end up facing prison time in the United States after her legal strategy to avoid extradition from Canada suffered a massive blow on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Finance, China, Banking, Iran, Canada, United States, Telecommunications, Espionage, Sanctions, Huawei, Iran Sanctions, US China Trade War, Meng Wanzhou


U.S. Feud With China Brings Dramatic Expansion of Sanctions on Huawei

In yet another escalation of the ongoing U.S.-China feud over Chinese tech giant Huawei, Donald Trump’s administration took steps to greatly expand punitive trade sanctions against the company on Friday, Reuters reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Intelligence, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Reuters, Commerce Department, Trade War, US China Trade War, Huawei Donald Trump


Hey Wait a Minute, I Think I've Seen This Movie Before

Today in déjà vu: senior Trump administration officials have been pressing U.S. spy agencies to come up with evidence supporting unsubstantiated accusations that the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing global pandemic originated in a Chinese lab, according to the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, China, Intelligence, Espionage, Cia, National Security Agency, Trump, New York Times Read, Defense Intelligence Agency, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Congress Warns U.S. Will Be Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Without Major Reform

A major congressional study of U.S. preparedness in cyberspace released this week found that the U.S. needs to catch up, and fast—or run the risk of being caught off guard by an adversary.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Intelligence, War, Cybersecurity, US military, Espionage, Cyberwar, Cyberattacks, Congress Warns U S Will Be Vulnerable


Julian Assange Lawyers to Argue Trump's New Intel Chief Sought Shady Extradition Deal

Defense lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder facing possible extradition to the U.S. from the UK on 18 charges related to his leaks of U.S. military and security secrets, plan to argue they have evidence new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell abused his power to interfere in the case…Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Russia, Journalism, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Military, Hacking, US military, Courts, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange


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



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