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First Look Media Shutting Down Access to Snowden NSA Archives

The Daily Beast is reporting that First Look Media -- home of The Intercept and Glenn Greenwald -- is shutting down access to the Snowden archives. The Intercept was the home for Greenwald's subset of Snowden's NSA documents since 2014, after he parted ways with the Guardian the year before. I don't know the details of how the archive was stored, but it was offline and well secured -- and it was available to journalists for research purposes. Many stories were published based on those archives ...
Tags: Snowden, Nsa, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, First Look Media, Laura, Bruce Schneier, Greenwald, History Of Security, Snowden NSA Archives

NSA Data Collection - Great Interview

I just came across this interview of William Binney. He was the NSA Whistleblower that followed all the proper channels by law. Incredibly enlightening interview. Cheers, Tom
Tags: Nsa, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, NSA Data Collection Great Interview, William Binney He

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana Movements and anti-TPP activists; the state was also caught giving private corporate spies access to its national surveillance data to help them hunt down and neutralize activists; unsurprisingly, the NZ police also abused these records, a...
Tags: Post, Tpp, News, Nsa, Climate, Terrorism, New Zealand, Gwot, John Key, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Nz, White Supremacy, UK USA, State Services Commission, Five Eyes

Third Poll on P vs NP and related Questions is out now! And the winner is Harambe!

I took a poll of the theory community (and others) about P vs NP and related issues in 2002, 2012, and 2019 (sorry its not an arithmetic  sequence --- read the third poll article to see why). The 2002 and 2012 polls are on the web (see here and here ), and now the third poll is out and its here or here . All three appear in Lane's Complexity Column in SIGACT News. I'll give some highlights and thought about the third poll, but for more read the article. Or read all three and see how opinions h...
Tags: Nsa, Seo, Elvis, KGB, Lance, NP, BPP, Harambe, NP Elvis

WaPo: Trump Inaugural Spent $8,000 Per Guest At A Lavish Diplomats Dinner

The Trump inaugural committee spent $8,000 per guest at an over-the-top opening dinner thrown for the capital’s diplomatic corps, the Washington Post reports. The event was the Global Chairman’s Dinner, a $4.3 million Jan. 17 gathering hosted by inaugural committee chairman and longtime Trump friend Tom Barrack, Jr. the dinner also featured top incoming Trump administration officials as well as wealthy foreign businesspeople. The Post quoted one anonymous guest as saying “It was very strange....
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Nsa, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Middle East, Manhattan, Fox News, Uae, Trump, Jeff, Barrack, Imaad Zuberi, Tom Barrack, K T McFarland

America Sells Its Chinese Hacking Fears at Silicon Valley's Biggest Security Conference

Leading them around practically by the tie, neatly dressed NSA handlers guided the American spy agency’s most powerful leaders through labyrinthine crowds in San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week at the annual RSA Conference. With 50,000 attendees, RSA is the biggest cybersecurity conference in the world, known for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, China, America, Dhs, Fbi, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Huawei, 5g, San Francisco 's Moscone Center

Gemini Man: Paramount’s Sci-Fi Film to Use High Frame Rate Technology

Gemini Man: Paramount’s sci-fi film to use high frame rate technology According to The Playlist, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Life of Pi) will be utilizing a HFR (High Frame Rate) technology for his upcoming sci-fi thriller film Gemini Man in order to improve and take the audience’s movie experience to a higher level with 120 frames-per-second presentations. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: Movies, Nsa, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Lee, Skydance, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, Henry Smith, Clive Owen, Andrew Niccol, Billy Lynn

How to Turn an Old Android Phone into a Security Camera

If you have an old phone lying around, you can easily put it to good use by turning it into a mobile security camera. With the help of an app by Edward Snowden, it’s super simple. Here’s how. Your phone already has the components of a “real” security camera—namely, a camera lens and an Internet connection. You’ve been able to do this with an Android phone for years, but there’s a newer way that’s even more secure. We’re going to be using an app named Haven, which was built by NSA leaker Edward ...
Tags: Google Play Store, Crafts, Nsa, Walmart, Edward Snowden

The NSA publicly released a tool for cracking software wide open, and hackers are loving it — so long as the NSA makes good on its promise not to use it to spy on them

On Tuesday, the National Security Agency made its Ghidra — its tool for reverse-engineering software — available as open source, which means anyone can use or modify it for free. Anybody can use it as a free cybersecurity tool for disassembling suspicious files, analyzing malware, and testing for vulnerabilities. Since the Ghidra tool is free, this increases access for people to use it in both professional and educational settings — potentially making for a safer internet, even as it could in...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Nsa, Trends, Gartner, Rsa, National Security Agency, Business Insider, El Chapo, Kenna, Amato, Robᵉʳᵗ Graham, RSAC, Jerry Gamblin, Gamblin, Errata Security

FBI warns of SIM-swap scams, IBM finds holes in visitor software, 13-year-old girl charged over JavaScript prank...

Tired: Booth babes. Wired: Floof babes. Expired: Conference hall carpets Roundup This week we had an NSA reverse-engineering toolkit released at the RSA Conference, a buffer bashed aboard British Airways, big trouble brewing for Citrix, plus much more.…
Tags: Nsa, Fbi, Software, Ibm, British Airways, Citrix

Tufts expelled a student for grade hacking. She claims innocence

As she sat in the airport with a one-way ticket in her hand, Tiffany Filler wondered how she would pick up the pieces of her life, with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt and nothing to show for it. A day earlier, she was expelled from Tufts University veterinary school. As a Canadian, her visa was no longer valid and she was told by the school to leave the U.S. “as soon as possible.” That night, her plane departed the U.S. for her native Toronto, leaving any prospect of her becomin...
Tags: Mac, Nsa, India, Toronto, America, Tech, Williams, Xiaomi, MacBook Air, Warner, North America, Dow Jones, Tufts University, HARRIS, Tufts, Tiffany

The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

The National Security Agency develops advanced hacking tools in-house for both offense and defensewhich you could probably guess even if some notable examples hadn't leaked in recent years. But on Tuesday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, the agency demonstrated Ghidra, a refined internal tool that it has chosen to open source. And while NSA cybersecurity advisor Rob Joyce called the tool a "contribution to the nation's cybersecurity community" in announcing it at RSA, it will no ...
Tags: Nsa, San Francisco, Linux, Rsa, National Security Agency, Rob Joyce, Ghidra

NSA Releases Ghidra, a Free Software Reverse Engineering Toolkit

An anonymous reader writes: At the RSA security conference this week, the National Security Agency released Ghidra, a free software reverse engineering tool that the agency had been using internally for well over a decade. The tool is ideal for software engineers, but will be especially useful for malware analysts first and foremost, being similar to other reverse engineering tools like IDA Pro, Hopper, HexRays, and others. The NSA's general plan was to release Ghidra so security researchers c...
Tags: Nsa, Tech, Rsa, National Security Agency, Ghidra, IDA Pro Hopper HexRays

Zuckerberg announces a comprehensive plan for a new, privacy-focused Facebook, but fails to mention data sharing and ad targeting

Mark Zuckerberg's 3,000 word blog post about his plan to create a parallel set of Facebook services that contain long-overdue privacy protections has plenty to please both the regulators who are increasingly ready to fine the company billions and possibly even break it up, but also privacy advocates who will rightly cheer the announcement that the service will be increasing its end-to-end encryption offerings, only storing data in countries with good track records on human rights and the rule o...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, News, Privacy, California, Nsa, Eu, End-to-end Encryption, Crypto Wars, Zuckerberg, Metadata, Lawful Interception, Zuck, Nicholas Thompson, Cambridge Analytica

NSA Releases GHIDRA 9.0 — Free, Powerful Reverse Engineering Tool

The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) today finally released GHIDRA version 9.0 for free, the agency’s home-grown classified software reverse engineering tool that agency experts have been using internally for over a decade to hunt down security bugs in software and applications. GHIDRA is a Java-based reverse engineering framework that features a graphical user interface (GUI) [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Nsa, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Reverse Engineering, Swati Khandelwal, United States National Security Agency NSA, Cyber Security Software, Ghidra, Reverse Engineering Tool, Software Reverse Engineering, NSA Releases GHIDRA

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'

Reverse-engineering suite now available to download... and maybe run in a VM, eh? RSA The NSA has released its home-grown open-source reverse-engineering suite Ghidra that folks can use to poke around inside applications to hunt down security holes and other bugs.…
Tags: Nsa, Software, Ghidra

NSA may kill off mass phone spying program Snowden exposed, says Congressional staffer

But really it's just the start of the latest surveillance chess game Special report The NSA may kill off a controversial mass surveillance program of Americans that was exposed by Edward Snowden, according to a Congressional staffer.…
Tags: Snowden, Nsa, Software, Edward Snowden, Congressional

Wyden to Trump: End NSA domestic phone spying program permanently.

The National Security Agency is reportedly considering ending the mass surveillance program that gathered data about hundreds of millions of telephone call records each year, including ones by Americans. NSA is “considering” ending that bulk phone spying program not because of all the outcry, or the disgrace over Edward Snowden's revelations -- but after all these years, “because it lacks operational value,” as reported in the Wall Street Journal by Dustin Volz. Senior Senate Intelligence Co...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Congress, Snowden, Nsa, USA FREEDOM Act, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency, Wyden, Senate Intelligence Committee, Mass Surveillance, Ron Wyden, Trump, PAUL R KY, Dustin Volz

The NSA has reportedly stopped data-mining Americans' phone and SMS records

Since 2001, the NSA has secretly ingested the calling records of virtually every US mobile phone subscriber, with the covert participation of the mobile carries; the program -- authorized by a secret order of then-president GW Bush -- remained secret until it was disclosed through documents provided to journalists by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. After the Snowden revelations, a cowardly Congress retroactively legalized the NSA's domestic surveillance program with a 2015 bill called the...
Tags: Post, Usa, News, Congress, Snowden, Nsa, USA FREEDOM Act, US, Gop, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency, Mass Surveillance, Agency, Bush, Kevin McCarthy, House Republican

Aide: US hasn’t used phone data collection program in months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional aide who specializes in national security says the U.S. has at least temporarily halted a phone surveillance program that was revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Republican aide Luke Murry says the NSA program hasn’t been used for six months. Murry didn’t give details about why the […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Nsa, US, Ap, Nation, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency, Murry, Luke Murry

US surveillance scheme unlikely to be renewed, says key adviser

Programme that followed one exposed by Edward Snowden not used in past six monthsA controversial US surveillance programme whose forerunner was exposed by Edward Snowden has not been used for six months and is unlikely to be renewed, a key congressional aide has said.Under the version of the programme revealed in the Guardian by the National Security Agency whistleblower in 2013, the NSA collected the communication records of millions of US citizens indiscriminately and in bulk, regardless of wh...
Tags: Nsa, US, World news, US news, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Google employees are worried that the search giant is still working on a censored search engine for China, according to The Intercept. A group of engineers discovered ongoing work on a batch of code associated with the search engine, despite promises from management that the project had been dropped. Jeff Bezos' security chief is preparing a report based on his investigation into the leak of Bezos' texts and information about h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, North Korea, Nsa, China, US, America, Trends, Edward Snowden, Tim Cook, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Qualcomm, Alexa, Jibo

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

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has recently come under intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that the company isn’t spying for the Chinese government. But if a new report is accurate, Huawei is ready to push back. Hard.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Fraud, National Security, Cia, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Prism, Kafkaesque, 5g, New Cold War

Parapsychologist Russell Targ on the Best and Worst Psychic Movies!

Parapsychologist Russell Targ on the Best and Worst Psychic Movies! had the chance to speak with physicist and parapsychologist Russell Targ, the former head of the CIA-sponsored Stargate Project which began in 1978 as an attempt to research psychic phenomena for military and intelligence applications. The project delved into remote viewing (using ESP to develop impressions about a distant or unseen target) until the mid-90’s, and now filmmaker Lance Mungia (Six String Samurai,...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Nsa, America, ESP, Sri, Cia, Ben Kingsley, Soviet Union, Targ, Movie News, U S intelligence, Stanford Research Institute, Lance Mungia, Russell Targ, Third Eye Spies

Navy woman killed in Syria to be added to NSA memorial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The first female Navy service member killed in the battle against the Islamic State will become the third woman to have her name added to the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic Memorial. The Capital reports the agency says Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent’s name will be added Thursday. Kent […]
Tags: News, Navy, Nsa, Islamic State, Syria, Ap, Nation, National Security Agency, Fort Meade Md, Shannon Kent, National Cryptologic Memorial The Capital

Gen. Nakasone on US Cyber Command

Really interesting article by and interview with Paul M. Nakasone (Commander of US Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service) in the current issue of Joint Forces Quarterly. He talks about the evolving role of US Cyber Command, and its new posture of "persistent engagement" using a "cyber-persistant force." From the article: We must "defend forward" in cyberspace, as we do in the physical domains. Our naval forces do not defend by stayin...
Tags: Interviews, Nsa, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Infrastructure, Military, Intelligence Community, National Security Agency, Cyberwar, Dod, Bruce Schneier, US Cyber Command, Nakasone, National Security Policy, Central Security Service

ABCs Whiskey Cavalier: Grade It

Packed with white-knuckle chases, rock-’em-sock-’em fights and mischievous good humor — not to mention the cutest non-couple since Bond and Miss Moneypenny — Whiskey Cavalier hit the ground running Sunday. But were you international-intrigued enough by Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan’s spy games to set your DVR for the whole season? Read on, and after a blow-by-blow of the action, you can grade the pilot and hit the comments with your review. ‘VERY PUNCTUAL… I LIKE THAT IN A TRAITOR’ | As the e...
Tags: New York, Tyler James Williams, Cdc, Nsa, Russia, Religion, Walking Dead, Fbi, Ferrari, Gigi, Paris, Moscow, State Department, Cia, Scott Foley, Lyon

Huawei unveils its 5G consumer solutions built on new 5G chipset

Today at MWC Barcalona Huawei launched its first consumer 5G products. Aside from its 5G Mate 20 X, the company also updated and new products that will bring 5G to people’s homes and devices through routers and connectivity options. Most consumers will first taste 5G not on a dedicated device like a phone, but through broadband-like services and these devices are aimed at that market. Last year, Huawei announced the 5G CPE Pro but never took it to market. Then, last month, ahead of MWC Barcelona...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Nsa, States, Huawei, CPE, Mwc 2019, MWC Barcalona Huawei, MWC Barcelona Huawei

Huawei is bringing 5G to the Mate 20 X

Today at MWC Barcelona Huawei announced it will bring 5G to its flagship phone, the Mate 20 X. This marks the first 5G phone from the Chinese mobile giant. Huawei joins a growing list of companies introducing their first 5G phone in early 2019. In the past week, Samsung, Oppo, and Xiaomi announced 5G versions of their flagship phones. The company failed revealed any more details about the upcoming handset including price and availability. Chances are the Mate 20 X will feature a version of its d...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Nsa, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung Oppo, Mwc 2019, MWC Barcelona Huawei