“Snowden Effect” in Action: NSA Authority to Collect Bulk Phone Metadata Expires

“Snowden Effect” in Action: NSA Authority to Collect Bulk Phone Metadata Expires By Jon Schwarz The National Security Agency no longer has legal authority to collect phone metadata in bulk as of midnight, Saturday, November 28. The executive branch previously claimed the government possessed such authority under Section 215 of…

Huge Security Flaw Can Expose VPN Users’ Real IP-Adresses

Huge Security Flaw Can Expose VPN Users’ Real IP-Adresses By Ernesto For the past several years interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience. VPN providers are particularly popular among BitTorrent users, who by default broadcast their IP-addresses to hundreds…

PARIS, THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE PROPAGANDA OF A COMING WAR

PARIS, THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE PROPAGANDA OF A COMING WAR By John Pilger is interviewed on Russia Today’s ‘Going Underground’ on the unmentionables in western political and media life and the rapid drumbeat for a major war. November 26, 2015 at 12:00AM via JohnPilger.com…

Policy Repercussions of the Paris Terrorist Attacks

Policy Repercussions of the Paris Terrorist Attacks By schneier In 2013, in the early days of the Snowden leaks, Harvard Law School professor and former Assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith reflected on the increase in NSA surveillance post 9/11. He wrote: Two important lessons of…

Who’s right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

Who’s right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder? By District attorney and encrypted chat app dev sound off on security v privacy Special report The debate over encryption has become particularly intense following the deadly attacks in Paris.… November 24, 2015 at…

New docs: NSA spied on American citizens’ email traffic from overseas

New docs: NSA spied on American citizens’ email traffic from overseas By Files New docs show agency just moved surveillance offshore Newly revealed documents (not from Snowden this time) show that the NSA has continued to collect Americans’ email traffic en masse using overseas offices…