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A misc about reportages, and documents indicating how BB (can/could & does) spy on us...

Hackers publish 20,000 FBI employees' contact information. The hackers, tweeting from the account @DotGovs, claim they obtained the details by hacking into a Department of Justice database.

Hackers publish 20,000 FBI employees' contact information

The hackers boasted on Twitter, "FBI and DHS info is dropped and that's all we came to do, so now its time to go, bye folks! #FreePalestine. " The information contained names, titles, phone numbers and email addresses. Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data. I'm Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web - Alexis C. Madrigal. Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security.

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The files show that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have broadly compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online banking and medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments. Android permet à votre smartphone de vous filmer à votre insu. Cette semaine, la sécurité d'iOS a fait couler beaucoup d'encre suite au contournement du verrouillage iCloud.

Android permet à votre smartphone de vous filmer à votre insu

Pas de jaloux, Android a aussi sa grosse faille : un chercheur en sécurité a découvert qu'il était possible pour une application de capturer des photos ou des vidéos sans demander l'autorisation de l'utilisateur et sans que rien n'apparaisse à l'écran. Pire, l'application peut ne pas figurer dans la liste des applications installées actives. Autrement dit, il est possible de transformer n'importe quel smartphone ou tablette en mouchard parfait. Ceci est rendu possible par l'accumulation de plusieurs petits défauts de sécurisation.

Ainsi, en premier lieu, il est possible de faire réaliser la capture par un processus en arrière-plan et non par une application. Mais cette contrainte est facile à contourner : Android ne bronche pas si on demande d'afficher le flux capturé sur un seul pixel ! Live Webcams - Free, public web cams found online.

The Incredible Power of XKeyscore. By Richard Stiennon Der Spiegel makes light of an incredible tidbit they extracted from a 50-page catalog of exploit technology apparently developed by the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO).

The Incredible Power of XKeyscore

The German newspaper describes, and dismisses as not very threatening the ability of an analyst using XKeyscore to identify a target’s machine, probably by IP address. Then, if that machine ever files a crash report with Microsoft (or presumably any application such as Mozilla’s Firefox) the vast store of data that the NSA has collected is investigated with XKeyscore to recover a copy of that crash report --which was captured, along with everything else, by the NSA’s taps into most network traffic. Vietnamese malware gets very personal,... - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Inform yourself, because the alternative... - Media Matters for America.

Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them terrorists. This was originally posted on Privacy SOS.

Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them terrorists

GCHQ spied on millions of Yahoo video chats, harvested sexual images of chatters, compared itself to "Tom Cruise in Minority Report" A stunning new Snowden leak reveals that the UK spy agency GCHQ harvested images and text from millions of Yahoo video chats, including chats in which one or both of the participants was British or American.

GCHQ spied on millions of Yahoo video chats, harvested sexual images of chatters, compared itself to "Tom Cruise in Minority Report"

Between 3 and 11 percent of the chats they intercepted were sexual in nature, and revealing images of thousands of people were captured and displayed to spies. Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance.

Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets

Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets. Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech firms, are pushing for the right to be allowed to publish the number of requests they receive from the spy agency. Companies are forbidden by law to disclose how much data they provide. Microsoft and Google to sue government over transparency. In a blog entry by Microsoft General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith, the company explained how negotiations with the government over permission "…to publish sufficient data relating to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders" have faltered.

Microsoft and Google to sue government over transparency

Both Microsoft and Google will proceed with litigation to seek permission from the FISA court. How the feds asked Microsoft to backdoor BitLocker, their full-disk encryption tool. Brazilian president Rousseff: US surveillance a 'breach of international law' Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country's strategic industries.

Brazilian president Rousseff: US surveillance a 'breach of international law'

Rousseff's angry speech was a direct challenge to President Barack Obama, who was waiting in the wings to deliver his own address to the UN general assembly, and represented the most serious diplomatic fallout to date from the revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Rousseff had already put off a planned visit to Washington in protest at US spying, after NSA documents leaked by Snowden revealed that the US electronic eavesdropping agency had monitored the Brazilian president's phone calls, as well as Brazilian embassies and spied on the state oil corporation, Petrobras. Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet (Update 2) 2013 mass surveillance scandal.