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Narus, Company With Warantless Wiretapping Ties, Launches New Product For Pentagon. NEW YORK -- A company that created a device at the heart of the debate over warrantless wiretapping has launched a new network analytics product for the defense market.

Narus, Company With Warantless Wiretapping Ties, Launches New Product For Pentagon

Narus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, announced on Monday that it is unveiling the nSystem, which "can scan millions of pieces of data and metadata; aggregate data about users, communities, devices and applications; and then delve into the traffic as well as the content behind network behavior," according to a statement. Now Narus, which said in a statement that it "counts governments, carriers and enterprises around the world among its growing customer base," seems to be targeting the Pentagon. The company said the nSystem is "built on the principles of Cyber 3.0," referring to a Department of Defense standard for cyberspace operations announced at the annual cryptography and security RSA Conference two years ago.

The company did not respond to a request for comment.

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Why Verizon Bought Terremark for $1.4B. Verizon has agreed to buy Terremark, a provider of managed and cloud services, for $1.4 billion, the communications company said on Thursday.

Why Verizon Bought Terremark for $1.4B

Verizon, which already offers its own Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, as well as managed hosting for enterprise customers, will pay $19 per share for Terremark. For Verizon, the deal is an aggressive move to gain customers and clout in the red-hot cloud computing market, and makes sense in a world where the network element and the computing element are moving ever closer.

Om calls it comm-puting and vendors such as Cisco and Hewlett-Packard are already providing the boxes that illustrate this philosophy at work, but Verizon is taking its commitment a step further, essentially doubling down the the cloud.

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Israel and NSA: Partners in crime. It wasn’t the US government breaking into the private communications of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, according to top secret documents unearthed by Edward Snowden and published in Le Monde - it was the Israelis.

Israel and NSA: Partners in crime

Narus Honored With Excellence Award for nSystem Technology. SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 09, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, has been named a 2013 IT Excellence Award winner by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for its nSystem product.

Narus Honored With Excellence Award for nSystem Technology

"Narus nSystem represents our company's commitment to excellence in innovation, particularly as we develop patented solutions leveraging machine learning and big data analytics to proactively identify and thwart cyberthreats," said John Trobough, president, Narus. "We are honored that TMC has recognized our technology for the second year in a row and believe this award acknowledges our achievements in the development of cyber solutions designed to protect critical assets and infrastructures.

" Narus Honored With Excellence Award for nSystem Technology. Browse more on » Computer Networks, Awards Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, has been named a 2013 IT Excellence Award winner by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for its nSystem product. -- Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, has been named a 2013 IT Excellence Award winner by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for its nSystem product.

Narus Honored With Excellence Award for nSystem Technology

"Narus nSystem represents our company's commitment to excellence in innovation, particularly as we develop patented solutions leveraging machine learning and big data analytics to proactively identify and thwart cyberthreats," said John Trobough, president, Narus. Shady companies with ties to Israel wiretap the U.S. for the NSA. Shady companies with ties to Israel wiretap the U.S. for the NSA Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, is having a busy year — hopping around the country, cutting ribbons at secret bases and bringing to life the agency’s greatly expanded eavesdropping network.

Shady companies with ties to Israel wiretap the U.S. for the NSA

In January, he dedicated the new $358 million CAPT Joseph J. Rochefort Building at NSA Hawaii, and in March he unveiled the 604,000-square-foot John Whitelaw Building at NSA Georgia. Designed to house about 4,000 earphone-clad intercept operators, analysts and other specialists, many of them employed by private contractors, it will have a 2,800-square-foot fitness center open 24/7, 47 conference rooms and VTCs, and “22 caves,” according to an NSA brochure from the event. No television news cameras were allowed within two miles of the ceremony. Narus, Company With Warantless Wiretapping Ties, Launches New Product For Pentagon. The NSA Machine: Too Big for Anyone To Understand. Judge: Telecoms never challenged surveillance. The country’s top telecom providers have never challenged in court the government’s requests for bulk access to phone call logs, according to documents newly declassified Tuesday.

Judge: Telecoms never challenged surveillance

Under the Patriot Act, the U.S. government can mandate companies like Verizon and AT&T to turn over batches of so-called metadata that show calls made and received — but “no holder of records” has mounted a legal fight against the request, according to a judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. “Indeed, no recipient of any Section 215 order has challenged the legality of such an order, despite the explicit statutory mechanism for doing so,” continued Judge Claire V.

Eagan in her Aug. 29 opinion, referring to a portion of the Patriot Act. (Her opinion is posted here.) A spokesman for Verizon declined to comment for this story; spokespeople for AT&T and Sprint were not immediately available to comment. Declassified documents reveal Telecoms complicit in government spying. On the NSA. Let me tell you the story of my tiny brush with the biggest crypto story of the year.

On the NSA

A few weeks ago I received a call from a reporter at ProPublica, asking me background questions about encryption. Right off the bat I knew this was going to be an odd conversation, since this gentleman seemed convinced that the NSA had vast capabilities to defeat encryption. Circa 2006 thru 2013. Bush Administration Plans To Install Black Box Sensors On Private-Sector Computer Networks. By Guest Contributor "Bush Administration Plans To Install Black Box Sensors On Private-Sector Computer Networks" [Our guest blogger, Peter Swire, is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and served as the Clinton Administration's Chief Counselor for Privacy.]

Bush Administration Plans To Install Black Box Sensors On Private-Sector Computer Networks

The Bush administration wants to place more black boxes on private-sector computer networks. AT&T engineer: NSA built secret rooms in our facilities. The EFF's case against AT&T has barely begun, yet it has already brought to light some fascinating details about the methods behind the NSA's alleged wiretapping abilities.

AT&T engineer: NSA built secret rooms in our facilities

Mark Klein, a retired AT&T engineer who is now participating in the case as a witness, has released a statement to the media in which he outlines many of the allegations that are currently under seal. Chief among them is his claim that AT&T installed powerful traffic monitoring equipment in a "secret room" in their San Francisco switching office at the behest of the NSA. "In 2002, when I was working in an AT&T office in San Francisco, the site manager told me to expect a visit from a National Security Agency agent, who was to interview a management-level technician for a special job. All About NSA's and AT&T's Big Brother Machine, the Narus 6400. Narus is a private company founded in 1997 by Ori Cohen, who had been in charge of technology development for VDONet, an early media streaming pioneer. It has venture funding from an all-star team of investors including JP Morgan Partners, Mayfield, NeoCarta, Presidio Venture Partners, Walden International, Intel, NTT Software and Sumisho Electronics.

Of note is that while Hoover's company factsheet on Narus continues to list Mr. Cohen as Chairman, while Narus's own website listing of the Board of Directors no longer mentions Mr. Narus, Company With Warantless Wiretapping Ties, Launches New Product For Pentagon. Shady companies with ties to Israel wiretap the U.S. for the NSA. Documents Reveal Rules Allowing NSA Warrantless Use Of US Data Eurasia Review. By RT New documents have been leaked shining further light on the top-secret surveillance programs operated by the NSA. According to The Guardian, the National Security Agency can retain and use information obtained through domestic communications. According to two documents published in full by the newspaper on Thursday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has approved a handful of policies that allow the National Security Agency to make use of intelligence on United States persons.

President Barack Obama and his administration’s top intelligence chiefs have previously denied the NSA targets American citizens in the wake of classified documents leaked earlier this month. NSA Boss Asks Congress For Blanket Immunity For Companies That Help NSA Spy On Everyone. Former CIA employee Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks. In an interview Sunday, Snowden said he is willing to face the consequences of exposure. “I’m not going to hide,” Snowden told The Post from Hong Kong, where he has been staying. “Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.” Asked whether he believes that his disclosures will change anything, he said: “I think they already have. Everyone everywhere now understands how bad things have gotten — and they’re talking about it.

They have the power to decide for themselves whether they are willing to sacrifice their privacy to the surveillance state.” Snowden said nobody had been aware of his actions, including those closest to him. “My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them,” he said in a note that accompanied the first document he leaked to The Post. 'Obama won most lawless president in US history title from Bush' Sun Jun 9, 2013 4:42PM GMT Interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre With this step Mr. Obama has in fact taken the title from George W, Bush and become the most lawless president in US history. " Press TV has conducted an interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, international law expert, Vancouver, about the issue of the NSA Director’s statement saying that spying on Internet users is legal and that the NSA has obtained access to the systems of Google and Facebook.

Obama defends surveillance effort as 'trade-off' for security : news. Whistleblower: The NSA Is Lying–U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails. Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZALEZ: Today we bring you a Democracy Now! Special on the growing domestic surveillance state and the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to spy on dissident journalists and activists.

In a national broadcast exclusive, we’re joined by National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney. National Security Agency- What are they up to with the Narus STA 6400? NewsFollowup.com  Internet News Research Tool ... link JFK, Iran Contra & 9/11. Cybercomorg.jpg (JPEG Image, 1345 × 995 pixels) - Scaled (89%)

Massive FBI Data-Mining Project/NSA Facility [Archive] - DEEP POLITICS FORUM. Sunday, October 4, 2009 FBI Data-Mining Programs Resurrect "Total Information Awareness" ( The NSA, AT&T And The Secrets Of Room 641A. Our final observation on the matter of the US government, no longer accountable to anyone, and treating its citizens as indentured debt serfs who are entitled to precisely zero privacy rights , comes from Stephen Wolfson and “ The NSA, AT&T And The Secrets Of Room 641A .” It is an impartial view of what is really going on in the world of communication surveillance.

AT&T engineer: NSA built secret rooms in our facilities [Archive] Caught this ( post over at ArsTechnica today. It supports my theory that this "Terrorist Surveillance Program" is much more of a data-mining operation than targeted surveillance. Bush’s Budget Repeats Cybersecurity Mistakes. By Peter Swire | February 4, 2008 The Bush administration wants to place more black boxes on private-sector computer networks. How the NSA Conducts Wiretapping: Introducing The Narus ST-6400 and NarusInsight by Narus Ltd. NSA installing Internet mining NARUS [Archive] - maXbimmer Forums.

This is pretty scary if anyone cares about civil liberties. The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) - WhosaRat.com. Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz. Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing - Tim Shorrock. The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America - James Bamford. New Details About Narus Surveillance Technology. The Brutal Truth: Gag Me With An RJ-45. Narus. National Security Agency- What are they up to with the Narus STA 6400? - Yahoo! Videos : Firstpost Topic - Page 1. NSA’s Narus ST-6400.

NSA Able To Use The Narus STA 6400 To Block E-mails Without The Knowledge Of ISP's? AT&T engineer: NSA built secret rooms in our facilities. Narus STA 6400, how much? NARUS, super computers, and the telecom companies behind the scenes. Narus STA 6400 Equiptment Revealing - Wiretapping. NARUS STA 6400. Debate about surveillance programs scrambles usual lineups in Congress. NSA's PRISM program taps into servers of 9 US Internet companies. New York Times: 'Obama administration has lost all credibility' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. All About NSA's and AT&T's Big Brother Machine, the Narus 6400. All About NSA's and AT&T's Big Brother Machine, the Narus 6400.

Narus, Company With Warantless Wiretapping Ties, Launches New Product For Pentagon.