Robert Saloschin, lawyer who helped with Freedom Riders, dies at 95

Robert L. Saloschin, a Justice Department lawyer who found an unconventional legal basis for the federal government to order the racial integration of interstate bus travel and bus terminals during the violence-wracked Freedom Rides of 1961, died Feb Continue reading



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Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didnt Get Its Crypto Keys

Gemalto, the Dutch maker of billions of mobile phone SIM cards, confirmed this morning that it was the target of attacks in 2010 and 2011attacks likely perpetrated by the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ. But even as the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored that protect mobile communications. Continue reading



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Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didnt Get Its Crypto Keys

Snowden: Spy Agencies Screwed All of Us in Hacking Crypto Keys

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden didnt mince words during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday when he said the NSA and the British spy agency GCHQ had screwed all of us when it hacked into the Dutch firm Gemalto to steal cryptographic keys used in billions of mobile SIM cards worldwide. When the NSA and GCHQ compromised the security of potentially billions of phones (3g/4g encryption relies on the shared secret resident on the sim), Snowden wrote in the AMA, they not only screwed the manufacturer, they screwed all of us, because the only way to address the security compromise is to recall and replace every SIM sold by Gemalto. Continue reading



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Big Brother Watch calls for reform of social media communications laws

Britain’s communications laws need to be reformed to take account of the explosion in online communications wrought by broadband internet. That is the conclusion of a report by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, which claims that there were 6,329 people charged or cautioned under either the Communications Act of 2003 or the Malicious Communications Act of 1988 in the three years between November 2010 and November 2013. Avon & Somerset Police head the table for the total number of charges and convictions under the two Acts, with Lancashire, Suffolk, Northumbria and Great Manchester Police also particularly active Continue reading



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SIM card makers hacked by NSA and GCHQ leaving cell networks wide open

The NSA could be able to listen in on your lols. Christian Rivera In a new report on some of the confidential documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, The Intercept wrote that operatives from both the National Security Administration (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) joined forces in April 2010 to crack mobile phone encryption. The Mobile Handset Exploitation Team (MHET) succeeded in stealing untold numbers of encryption keys from SIM card makers and mobile networks, specifically Dutch SIM card maker Gemalto, one ofthe largest SIM manufacturers in the world Continue reading



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Russian Censorship: Tor, Anonymous VPNs Could Be Target Of Next Crackdown, Kremlin Warns

The 200,000 or so Russian Internet users who have signed up with Tor since Vladimir Putin regained the countrys presidency in 2012 might soon have to find new ways of getting around Internet censorship. Under Putin, Russia has increased the Kremlin’s ability to control information online, and now, based on the remarks of a powerful politician, it looks like Tor could be next. One of the factors in the formation of the Internet environment in our country has become the authority for the pretrial blocking of websites, Leonid Levin, the head of the Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, said in a speech Thursday, as quoted by RBC.Ru. Continue reading



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Obsidian plans to establish super-computer business in India

Singapore, Feb 5: Canada-based Obsidian Strategics is in discussions with technology companies to establish a super-computer business network in Asian markets, including India. Continue reading



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Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance Keylogging malware that may have been used by the NSA shares signficant portions of code with a component of Regin, a sophisticated platform that has been used to spy on businesses, government institutions and private individuals for years. The keylogger program, likely part of an attack framework used by the U.S Continue reading



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NSA Docs Reveal Spy-Proof Encryption Tools

New material leaked by Edward Snowden shows which Internet security protocols the NSA had beaten as of 2012 and which encryption tools were still stymying cyber spies. Continue reading



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Highlights From Newly Released NSA Oversight Reports Reveal Bumbling Ineptitude But No Evidence Of Systemic Abuse

A few hours before Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released more than a decades worth of damning reports on its website. Continue reading



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Highlights From Newly Released NSA Oversight Reports Reveal Bumbling Ineptitude But No Evidence Of Systemic Abuse

NASA releases 'astronaut's-eye view' of Orion capsule's fiery reentry

Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Newly released NASA footage recorded during the first test flight ofNASAs Orioncrew capsule this month gives an astronauts-eye view of what it would have been like for a crew riding along on the Trial by Fire as the vehiclebegan the fiery reentrythrough the Earths atmosphere and suffered scorching temperatures during the approximately ten minute plummet homewards and parachute assisted splashdown. Continue reading



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Freedom Park home to reminders of attacks on Pearl Harbor, Pentagon

EDWARDS At dawn today, Eagle Countys Freedom Park became home to reminders from two attacks on the United States by a foreign power: A block of Pentagon limestone blown from the building when terrorists flew a plane into it, and a Pearl Harbor flag. Pete Thompson, commander of the local VFW post, will lead other local veterans in raising a Pearl Harbor flag to half staff. It will fly until dusk, when it will be lowered and stored. Continue reading



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NSAs Auroragold program spies on carriers to break into cell networks

Yet another top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) program has been unearthed by Glenn Greenwalds publication the Intercept. The report details a program called Auroragold, which according to the official documents leaked by Edward Snowden, specialized in spying on the email correspondence between carriers security experts to break into cellular networks and expose vulnerabilities. The unit would then exploit the flaws in the security system to listen in on the conversations and text messages carried by those cellular networks Continue reading



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U.S. Said to Cite Islamic State Fight to Block UN Spying Text

The U.S. cited the threat posed by Islamic State to avert a United Nations condemnation of collecting metadata in an anti-surveillance resolution backed by Germany and Brazil, diplomats said. The two countries are seeking a decision today in the General Assemblys human rights committee on a non-binding resolution on the loss of privacy from surveillance and mass collection of metadata, such as the bulk records of phone calls that are gathered by the U.S Continue reading



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Tata Comm invests in artificial intelligence start-up

Mumbai, November 25: Tata Communications is making early inroads into the artificial intelligence space by co-investing in San Francisco-based Sentient Technologies. Sentient said that it has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding from Access Industries, Tata Communications (Hong Kong), Horizons Ventures, and a group of private investors Continue reading



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Li lifts investment in US firm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 US artificial intelligence firm Sentient Technologies raised US$103.5 million (HK$807.3 million) in new funding from current investor Li Ka-shing-held Horizon Ventures, as well as Access Industries and Tata Communications. It brings total investment in Sentient to more than US$143 million. Sentient said it will use the funds to further expand distributed artificial intelligence products and services. Continue reading



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James Foley posthumously receives First Amendment Award – Video




James Foley posthumously receives First Amendment Award Slain New Hampshire journalist James Foley was honored Wednesday night in Manchester with the Nackey Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Award. Subscribe to WMUR on YouTube .. Continue reading

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James Foley honored with First Amendment Award

Slain New Hampshire journalist James Foley was honored Wednesday night in Manchester with the Nackey Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Award. Foley was reporting in Syria in 2012 when he was captured. Continue reading



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