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President Obama and NSA surveillance at a nexus
Yesterday, Friday Jan. 17, 2014 President Obama laid out a plan to limit some NSA surveillance programs as seen in the attached Reuters News video. In the analysis by The Times Minute videoMr. Obama is seen in...
How to safely browse the web in this era of surveillance
From time to time we republish works by the good folks at ProPublica. This article, "Privacy tools: how to safely browse the web," is part of ProPublica's ongoing investigation into surveillance and threats to our privacy...
Obama, Congress give citizens backhanded Christmas gift
In a flurry of activity to get last minute legislation passed before heading out of town for the holiday break, Congress handed citizens a backhanded Christmas gift in the form of a renewed and update version of the National Defense...
About the recently released NSA report
President Barack Obama had commissioned his review team on or about Aug. 12, 2013 about Intelligence Collection and Communication Technologies. That team has now published its report and it has been released. The attached Times Minute video report...
Federal judge rules against NSA data collection
On Dec. 16, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon of the District of Columbia ruled in the case of Klayman v. Obama that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephony metadata, such as records of numbers called...
The Scope of Mobile Surveillance
Nearly everyone has a cell phone these days. The technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. There are many people that have forgone the use of “land-line” phones all together. According to the World...
Department of Homeland Security widens its reach
While the world and the majority of privacy-conscious Americans are rightly concerned with the NSA’s far reaching surveillance, the Department of Homeland Security continues its stealthy encroachment into every aspect of our lives.For example, the DHS...
Valerie Plame Wilson on privacy versus national security
Think that the National Security Agency has too much power? That it’s snooping too much into your (and everyone else’s) personal affairs? That it spends too much?Guess again. The power of General Keith Alexander, current...
NSA and GCHQ revealed to be attacking Tor network
On Oct. 4, The Guardian reported that NSA documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal repeated attempts to attack the Tor network, an open-source project that was designed to protect online anonymity.One top-secret presentation, titled 'Tor...
Scientists improve upon quantum cryptography
On Sept. 4, researchers at Toshiba’s European research laboratory in Cambridge, England announced that they have discovered a way to improve security on computer networks by means of a new encryption technique.The method, known as quantum key...
Surveillance state
“If the National Security Agency required us to notify it whenever we made a new friend, the nation would rebel. Yet we notify Facebook, Inc.” Bruce Schneier, an authoritative “computer security technologist” said that...
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