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NSA Was Able To Hack Your iPhone
It sounds as if The National Security Agency (NSA) has been able to hack the iPhone for the last 5 years, since 2008 in fact. According to a Der Spiegel interactive report that looks at the agency’s numerous tools used for intelligence work. One exceptionally interesting tool, codenamed “DROPOUTJEEP,” is an implant that was... Read more
NSA Intercepted New Laptops to Install Spy Malware
Reports from Der Spiegel have suggested that the NSA’s elite hacking unit (TAO), has gone to serious lengths to spy on unsuspecting victims. The reports, which are based on internal NSA documents, indicate that shipping deliveries of laptops and other computer accessories, are regularly intercepted and implanted with bugs,... Read more
RSA Denies NSA Back Door
Security software provider RSA has “categorically” denied that it knowingly and wilfully included a flawed formula for generating random numbers in its BSAFE product as part of a agreement to provide a “back door” for the National Security Agency (NSA) to access data sheltered by the encryption software. RSA... Read more
Judge Rules That NSA’s Data Collecting Could Be Unlawful
The US Federal District Judge Richard Leon, has ruled that the NSA’s mass collection of telephone data could be unlawful. He said the agency’s electronic actions was an “arbitary invasion”. Judge Leon’s view of the NSA’s surveillance programme was voiced on Monday in a Washington DC federal court, where... Read more
NSA Infiltrated “World Of Warcraft”
Edward Snowden, who has become notorious for leaking information on the antics of the NSA, has leaked documents dating back to 2008, which show that both American and British intelligence agencies have “infiltrated” online games such as World of Warcraft. According to these documents, spies from both nation’s agencies... Read more
NSA Knows Where Your Mobile Phone is – Wherever in The World! 
The NSA has been hitting the headlines these days, thanks to the uncovering of its illicit activities. From surveillance of what you watch online to having the ability to remotely activate Android and laptop mics (although that’s the FBI, to be accurate), the government is on the receiving end of... Read more
US Tech Firms Demand Surveillance Overhaul
Eight top technology firms in the US are calling for the surveillance laws in that country to be changed.  This comes after recent revelations regarding the USA’s National Security Agency’s data collection tactics. The National Security Agency is collecting Internet records of millions of people in the United States... Read more
The NSA Knows What You’re Watching Online – Especially Porn! 
The NSA has not been too quiet about its elite hacking team, TAO, although it has not been as forthcoming with its other activities. Arguably, secrecy is inherent to the NSA, but recent turn of events have raised a lot of questions. Just last week, we wrote about Microsoft... Read more
Microsoft Suspects NSA Of Spying & Strengthens Encryption
The NSA. Spying. Surveillance. Edward Snowden. We’ve been hearing about these left and right in the past year, and it seems that the issue is not going anywhere any time soon. In fact, major tech players have made their voices heard and are taking some steps to counter “alleged”... Read more
Edward Snowden May Have Stolen 200,000 Documents
It seems the world has not seen or heard the last from Edward Snowden. Love him or hate him, Snowden is continuing to make national headlines even while he resides in Russia in a state of temporary asylum. Snowden, who was formerly contracted with the National Security Agency as... Read more
Did Edward Snowden Trick Co-Workers Into Giving Up Passwords?
It seems you can’t turn on news anywhere without seeing some kind of report about Edward Snowden. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, made sparks fly when he leaked thousands of confidential NSA documents to the press in early 2013. What has not been known up to this... Read more
Edward Snowden Gets Employment At Major Russian Website
Well-known whistleblower Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking information on the US government’s spying practices, has secured a job with a “major” Russian website. Snowden, who is still on the run from the US government, is hiding at a secret location in Russia. His lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, informed a Russian... Read more
NSA Botched Update Caused Downtime Not DDOS
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has vehemently denied current circulating rumours that the extended downtime of its website on Friday was caused by a DDoS attack, blaming the error on a botched system update instead. Some rumours on the web have suggested that the downtime is the work... Read more
British Hacker Charged With Infiltrating US Government
A British man has been arrested and charged with hacking into different US government networks and then stealing “massive quantities” of confidential data. 28 year old, British hacker Lauri Love, was arrested by representatives of the recently launched National Cyber Crime Unit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in Stradishall, Suffolk, last Friday... Read more
Yahoo To Add Email Encryption After NSA Surveillance
The latest alleged leaks regarding the US intelligence agency, suggest the NSA grabbed 444,743 email address books from Yahoo in one day.   The latest NSA leaks indicated Yahoo contact lists were targeted more than others and by a large margin. On a single day last year, the NSA’s... Read more
Australia’s Fastmail Claims To Be Outside US Law
Everybody and everyone is worried about how safe their data is these days and Fastmail is joining an increasing number of communications companies that claim to be out of reach of US intelligence agencies. The Australian technology firm is claiming to be beyond the reach of US intelligence agencies,... Read more
The New York Times Reports NSA Tracked US Mobile Phone Locations
The NSA has always denied that it tracks mobile phone location data as part of its survelliance program. But The New York Times has revealed that the agency has actually secretly tested this type of bulk data collection and it has done so more than once. These secret tests... Read more
McAfee’s Decentral Anti NSA Device For Under $100
John McAfee is a very unusual man.  He was previously employed by NASA, in the 1980’s he began developing software to combat computer viruses and in 1987 he started up McAfee Associates, his Anti Virus Company.  He is now 68 years old and still very active in the technology... Read more