Wikileaks docs reveal that governments use malware for surveillance The latest round of documents published by Wikileaks offers a rare glimpse into the world of surveillance products. The collection—which Wikileaks calls the Spy Files—includes confidential brochures and slide presentations that companies use to market intrusive surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies. A report that Wikileaks published alongside the documents raises concern about the growing use of mass surveillance tools that indiscriminately monitor and analyze entire populations. The group also points out that some of the products described in the documents are sold to authoritarian regimes, which use them to hunt and track political dissidents. The details revealed by Wikileaks echo a recent report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that discussed the surveillance industry.
ited Nations Statistics Division New York, 1 June 2016 - The chair of the Statistical Commission, Ms. Wasmalia Bivar of Brazil, addressed the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 1 June during its Coordination and Management Meeting. Ms. An FBI backdoor in OpenBSD? You have to give Theo de Raadt credit: he's into openness. What other software product would take serious, but questionable allegations about an FBI-planted back door in its code and just go public with them? That's what OpenBSD's de Raadt did Tuesday after a former government contractor named Gregory Perry came forward and told him that the FBI had put a number of back doors in OpenBSD's IPsec stack, used by VPNs to do cryptographically secure communications over the Internet. The allegations could make many people think twice about the security of OpenBSD, but the way de Raadt handled the matter will probably have the opposite effect -- giving them another reason to trust the software.
10 Reasons Why Dogs are Better Than Cats Many people think that a cat is more exotic and fancy but I am here to inform you that you shouldn’t believe a word those crazy cat lovers say because dogs make the world go round here are 10 reasons why dogs are better then cats. 1. You can train a dog better than a cat. Have you ever seen a cat sit on command? Edward Snowden Provides Information on NSA Cyber Spying & Hacking to Hong Kong Newspaper Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on secret US surveillance programs like PRISM, has provided details on United States government hacking and cyber-spying to a newspaper in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post, which previously interviewed Snowden, was shown information that Snowden said indicated the US government had hacked into “Chinese mobile firms to steal millions of text messages.” He also showed the newspaper that Tsinhua University, which the Post describes as the “mainland’s top education and research institute,” was the “target of extensive hacking by US spies this year.” “It is not known how many times the prestigious university has been attacked by the NSA but details shown to the Post by Snowden reveal that one of the most recent breaches was this January,” according to reporting by the newspaper. The attacks were “intensive and concerted efforts.”
Your Personal Mythology Myth. What is it? In its true sense, myth pertains and is limited to the gods while legend applies to humanity, the heroes. Such a distinction also applies to time. Best Chess Games of Bobby Fischer Best Chess Games Of Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer was crazy....crazy good at chess. Not many would argue with that. In him was a buring passion all directed towards chess. The first 12 games in this list are extensively analyzed. Druckversion - Cover Story: How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International At first glance, the story always appears to be the same. A needle has disappeared into the haystack -- information lost in a sea of data. For some time now, though, it appears America's intelligence services have been trying to tackle the problem from a different angle.
Weird Things - Strange Facts - Funny Stuff - Cool Links Would you eat from a toilet? Many people do exactly that at a place called "Modern Toilet" in Taiwan. Commodes make seats, urinals make bowls, ice cream looks like (you know what) and everything is all about the bathroom in the entire establishment. Novel? Sure it is, but is it for everyone? SEE THIS TOILET POST HERE International Customers: It's Time to Call on US Internet Companies to Demand Accountability and Transparency This is a joint international campaign between EFF and Access Now. The Guardian and the Washington Post recently published slides that indicate that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) is engaged in mass surveillance of users around the world through a program called PRISM. The NSA is extracting audio, video, photographs, emails, documents, and connection logs from nine leading Internet companies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Furthermore, the US is reportedly sharing this data with the UK government. These major Internet companies have denied any knowledge of the PRISM program. For instance, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said, “Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers…We hadn't even heard of PRISM before yesterday.”
Bizarre Suicide 1994's MOST BIZARRE SUICIDE At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Science, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story. "On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. The decedent had jumped from the top of a ten- story building intending to commit suicide (he left a note indicating his despondency).
Using Domestic Networks to Spy on the World Spies Without Borders I This is the first article of our Spies Without Borders series. This article has been co-authored by Tamir Israel, Staff Lawyer at CIPPIC and Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director. The Spies Without Borders series are looking into how the information disclosed in the NSA leaks affect the international community and how they highlight one part of an international system of surveillance that dissolves what national privacy protections any of us have, whereever we live.
12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown. But you doesn't have to leave reality for this—our own world has places so abnormal, they make alien societies seem ordinary. Here are 12 remarkable locations in which people once lived (and some still do). 1. Izu Islands Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands.