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Senate passes cybercrime bill after numerous tweaks – The Express Tribune

A Senate standing committee has proposed 47 amendments to the bill passed earlier by the lower house on April 13. With eight more amendments proposed on Friday by Aitzaz Ahsan, Shibli Faraz and Sherry Rehman, the total amendments proposed by opposition jumped to 55.The bill seeks punishment for facilitating hate speech, cyber terrorism, illegal issuance […]

Majestic 12 – Wikipedia

The MJ-12 documents were first made public in 1987 by Shandera, Moore, and Friedman. Another copy of the same documents Shandera received in 1984 was mailed to British researcher Timothy Good in 1987, again from an anonymous source. Good first reproduced them in his book Above Top Secret (1988), but later judged the documents as […]

Court asked to kill off NSA’s ‘zombie dragnet’ of Americans’ bulk phone data | US news | The Guardian

“Today the government is continuing – after a brief suspension – to collect Americans’ call records in bulk on the purported authority of precisely the same statutory language this court has already concluded does not permit it,” the ACLU writes in a motion filed on Tuesday before the second circuit court of appeals.The venue is […]

Obama administration spied on German media, government – CNNPolitics.com

On Thursday, the German government’s intelligence coordinator, Günter Heiss, testified before a parliamentary investigative committee of the German parliament, the Bundestag, focused on the activities of the U.S. National Security Agency’s spying on Germany and the knowledge and/or role of German intelligence, the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND.That the NSA was spying in German officials is not […]

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission | Technology | The Guardian

After having identified Chromium as the culprit, developer Ofer Zelig said in a blog post: “While I was working I thought ‘I’m noticing that an LED goes on and off, on the corner of my eyesight [webcam]’. And after a few times when it just seemed weird, I sat to watch for it and saw […]

EFF and Eight Other Privacy Organizations Back Out of NTIA Face Recognition Multi-Stakeholder Process | Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF, along with eight other consumer-focused privacy advocacy organizations has backed out of the National Telecommunications Information Administration’s multi-stakeholder process to develop a privacy-protective code of conduct for companies using face recognition. After 16 months of active engagement in the process, we decided this week it was no longer an effective use of our resources […]

Deleting your browser history could land you 20 years in prison

There are numerous entirely legitimate reasons to turn private browsing on or opt to clear history. For example, many people prefer to research medical problems privately to protect their privacy. Young people looking for sexual health resources often clear their history to avoid attracting attention from their parents, as do those looking for help with […]

NSA Running a Massive IDS on the Internet Backbone – Schneier on Security

The effort is the latest known expansion of the N.S.A.’s warrantless surveillance program, which allows the government to intercept Americans’ cross-border communications if the target is a foreigner abroad. While the N.S.A. has long searched for specific email addresses and phone numbers of foreign intelligence targets, the Obama administration three years ago started allowing the […]

Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources – The Intercept

But we realized from the start that the debate provoked by these disclosures would be at least as much about journalism as privacy or state secrecy. And that was a debate we not only anticipated but actively sought, one that would examine the role journalism ought to play in a democracy and the proper relationship […]

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy | Pew Research Center

Overall, Americans hold nuanced views on the issue: A majority is against the government collecting bulk data on its citizens, and most believe there are not adequate limits on the types of data collected. But Americans do generally support monitoring the communications activity of suspected terrorists.The expiring Section 215 of the Patriot Act enables the […]

The Face of Litter: DNA taken from trash used to map features of litterbugs in Hong Kong — RT News

An environmental group in Hong Kong has gone high-tech in its fight against street littering. It actually collects human DNA from rubbish to recreate the faces of those who left it, believing that public shaming will do a better job than government fines. In a campaign of “putting a face behind the crime,” the group […]

County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant | Ars Technica

Stingrays, or cell-site simulators, can be used to determine location by spoofing a cell tower, but they can also be used to intercept calls and text messages. Once deployed, the devices intercept data from a target phone as well as information from other phones within the vicinity. For years, federal and local law enforcement have […]

DEA, US Army bought $1.2M worth of hacking tools in recent years | Ars Technica

The evidence that those two American government agencies purchased from Hacking Team stems from public records. Those filings show that a company called Cicom USA was hired by the US Army in 2011 to do two jobs worth $365,225 and seven more with the DEA worth $927,000 between 2012 and 2014. A March 2012 Request […]

New crypto-ransomware encrypts files then disguises them as quarantined

Aside from the above, CRYPVAULT also manages to extract stored login passwords for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome, through downloading and opening the Browser Password Dump hacking tool. What is more distinct about this malware is that the ransomware was written in batch scripts while the downloader, in JavaScript. According to Marcos, opting […]

Be Careful What You Say, NYPD’s ShotSpotter May Be Listening – ANIMAL

The civil liberties organization Electronic Frontier Foundation has raised concerns about the system’s ability to record people’s voices. “It’s documented, and it highlights exactly what kinds of concerns we have. The capability of ShotSpotter to record voices should be a huge issue wherever it is deployed, and yet it is hardly discussed,” said Nadia Kayyali, […]

NSA trying to map Rogers, RBC communications traffic, leak shows – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s biggest bank and its largest wireless carrier are on a list of 15 entities that are visible in a drop-down menu on one of the presentation’s 40 pages. It shows part of an alphabetical list of entries beginning with the letter “R” that also includes two U.K.-headquartered companies – Rolls Royce Marine and Rio […]

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