Large-Scale FBI Hacking

Large-Scale FBI Hacking By schneier As part of a child pornography investigation, the FBI hacked into over 1,300 computers. But after Playpen was seized, it wasn’t immediately closed down, unlike previous dark web sites that have been shuttered” by law enforcement. Instead, the FBI ran…

Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Appeal Set For August

Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Appeal Set For August By Andy Following an extradition hearing lasting several weeks, in December a New Zealand District Court judge ruled that Kim Dotcom and his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges. As the former…

Draft snooper’s charter ‘fails on spying powers and privacy protections’

Draft snooper’s charter ‘fails on spying powers and privacy protections’ By Alan Travis Home affairs editor Proposed bill sharply criticised by MPs on intelligence and security committee appointed by prime minister Theresa May’s draft “snooper’s charter” bill fails to cover all the intrusive spying powers…

IoT’s Day of Reckoning on the Horizon

IoT’s Day of Reckoning on the Horizon By Chris Brook Chris Rouland, an expert when it comes to the security of the internet of things, stressed the modern-day equivalent of the Melissa worm could be imminent. February 8, 2016 at 07:40PM via Threatpost | The…

NSA Reorganizing

NSA Reorganizing By schneier The NSA is undergoing a major reorganization, combining its attack and defense sides into a single organization: In place of the Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance directorates ­ the organizations that historically have spied on foreign targets and defended classified networks…

Philip Hammond’s Astonishing Lie

Philip Hammond’s Astonishing Lie By craig The official statement by the UK Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond: “I reject the decision of this working group. It is a group made up of lay people and not lawyers. Julian Assange is a fugitive from justice. He is…

Chelsea Manning speaks from behind bars in new podcast

Chelsea Manning speaks from behind bars in new podcast By kevinmg Amnesty International released a podcast with Chelsea Manning today. Listen here. http://ift.tt/1QKcqpB The words all belong to Chelsea, but you won’t hear her voice. She’s barred from recording interviews while in prison, a particularly…

Assange – A Fundamental Vindication

Assange – A Fundamental Vindication By craig Julian Assange has never been charged with any offence. His detention has been unlawful since his very first arrest in the United Kingdom in 2010. There has never been any genuine attempt by the Swedish authorities to investigate…