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June 24, 2013
Skype's Project Chess: Supernodes ditched for scalability or surveillance?
Skype's principal architect explained why the company redesigned its backend infrastructure, which many have claimed made it easier for governments to wiretap calls. Following the acquisition of Microsoft, some claimed the infrastructure change to datacenters would make it easier for the NSA to tap into calls.
It follows claims by The New York Times that a small handful of Skype employees established "Project Chess," a system designed to explore the legal and technical issues behind handing over Skype user data to law enforcement agencies..
- Read more: Skype's Project Chess revealed: Peer-to-peer supernodes ditched for scalability or surveillance? (ZDNet)
Image: Microsoft via CNET
Source: The New York Times
June 25, 2013
Snowden: NSA hacked China telcos, submarine cable network firm
Freshly published documents point to China as the latest victim behind the U.S.' government's cyber-operations, as a China newspaper publishes documents implicating the NSA in computer attacks that occurred during a four-year period. The NSA's activities also included hacking major telcos in efforts to acquire massive amounts of text messages.
The revelations are particularly ironic, as the U.S. has increasingly scaled up its legislative operations against China alleging the Communist Party-ruled country is targeting Western computers and networks.
- Read more: Snowden: NSA hacked China telcos, submarine cable network firm (CNET)
Image: CNET Asia
Source: South China Morning Post
June 30, 2013
European officials lash out at new NSA spying report
A top German official accused the U.S. of using "Cold War" methods against its allies regarding the ongoing spate of leaks detailing the NSA's surveillance operations. It comes amid claims the U.S. government was eavesdropping on EU offices in Washington, New York, and Brussels, citing published leaked documents.
- Read more: European officials lash out at new NSA spying report (CBS News)
Image: European Union