On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing revelations, from disclosures, admissions from government officials, Freedom of Information Act requests, and lawsuits, has been nonstop. On the anniversary of that first leak, here are 65 things we know about NSA spying that we did not know a year ago: 1. We saw an example of the court orders that authorize the NSA to collect virtually every phone call record in the United States—that’s who you call, who calls you, when, for how long, and sometimes where.
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Sandcat Browser - The Pen Tester's Browser Sandcat Browser 5 brings unique features that are useful for pen-testers and web developers. Sandcat is built on top of Chromium and uses the Lua programming language to provide extensions and scripting support. See what's new in Sandcat 5 Sandcat is targeted at penetration testers - people who test websites for security holes - but could also be useful for developers, or anyone else who would like a little more low-level control over their browsing ..
turn off Resume – the definitive solution! « Phil Stokes Finally, someone’s come up with the definitive – and as far as I know only – successful solution to turning of the OS X Lion Resume feature. This little trick from poster billearl will stop your Mac opening all the apps that were still running when you shutdown/restart. 1. Close all windows and quit all apps.2. XRay · XRay New tool to increase the Web's transparency The Problem We live in a data-driven world. Many of the Web services, mobile apps, and third parties we interact with daily are collecting immense amounts of information about us -- every location, click, search, email, document, and site that we visit. And they are using all of this information for various purposes. Test your server for Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) If there are problems, head to the FAQ Results are now cached globally for up to 6 hours. Enter a URL or a hostname to test the server for CVE-2014-0160. All good, seems fixed or unaffected! Uh-oh, something went wrong: Check what it means at the FAQ.
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant thinks is the most important and relevant information about an individual. You see the most important information the target of your search is not trying to hide. Stark evidence of this fact, the result of a European court ruling that individuals had the right to remove material about themselves from search engine results, arrived in the Guardian's inbox this morning, in the form of an automated notification that six Guardian articles have been scrubbed from search results. The first six articles down the memory hole – there will likely be many more as the rich and powerful look to scrub up their online images, doubtless with the help of a new wave of "reputation management" firms – are a strange bunch. Anyone entering the fairly obvious search term "Dougie McDonald Guardian" into google.com – the US version of Google – will see three Guardian articles about the incident as their first results.
SpyFiles 4 (on 2014-09-15) Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others. FinFisher (formerly part of the UK based Gamma Group International until late 2013) is a German company that produces and sells computer intrusion systems, software exploits and remote monitoring systems that are capable of intercepting communications and data from OS X, Windows and Linux computers as well as Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices.
Critical crypto bug in OpenSSL opens two-thirds of the Web to eavesdropping For a more detailed analysis of this catastrophic bug, see this update, which went live about 18 hours after Ars published this initial post. Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in the cryptographic software library an estimated two-thirds of Web servers use to identify themselves to end users and prevent the eavesdropping of passwords, banking credentials, and other sensitive data. The warning about the bug in OpenSSL coincided with the release of version 1.0.1g of the open-source program, which is the default cryptographic library used in the Apache and nginx Web server applications, as well as a wide variety of operating systems and e-mail and instant-messaging clients.
Court Says That Google's Scanning Email Content To Place Ads Could Violate We've discussed before a series of class action cases filed against Google, claiming that Gmail violates various wiretapping laws, because its service scans email contents for the purpose of matching ads to the content of the email. This was a complaint that was raised back when Gmail was first launched, but people appeared to fairly quickly recognize that all that's happening is a computer is scanning the email to match up an attempt at a more relevant ad. People signed up in droves because they don't seem at all bothered by this. No human other than the sender and recipient is seeing the content of the email. Eventually, though, this class action lawsuit was filed, in part arguing that non-Gmail users never consented to this sort of "invasion." Except it's not an invasion at all.