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Shareholders of the two largest U.S. telcos are getting twitchy about U.S. surveillance and the possible complicity by the companies' that they're helping to fund.
An agency like the NSA can't operate if all its work is going to be exposed to the world. Whatever reforms we make to their practices, the NSA must tighten their internal security first.
U.S. Senators who first disclosed a "secret interpretation" of the Patriot Act in 2011 file new paperwork with the FISA Court disputing the NSA's bulk metadata collection program.
Google's enthusiasm two years ago for Forward Secrecy makes a lot of sense considering all the revelations in the last several months about NSA monitoring of everyone and everything.
One US spy program had been approved, but only with careful considerations to privacy, but once the NSA began using it, they ignored the rules designed to protect the innocent.
Without comment, the Supreme Court denied a petition for an order to stop the NSA's telephone records collection program.
The doctors couldn't fix healthcare. The lawyers couldn't fix healthcare. The politicians certainly couldn't fix healthcare. So now it's up to us in IT.
Factoring in the astounding growth of Internet communications worldwide, America's security establishment isn't quite as draconian as many in the press sometimes claim.
Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft are expected to encounter problems touting their products in China over revelations concerning the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Cisco is hardest hit.
Bill aims to protect cord-cutters and those watching online video from suffering bandwidth limitations imposed by carriers. But the bill has some other elements that may ultimately cause it to fail.
ZDNetGovWeek: Amazon may save USPS, Healthcare.gov can't catch a break, and what if weapons inspectors came to your company?
It's been an interesting week. Amazon may well save America's flagging postal service, and a wacky, long-shot cyberweapons defense proposal could have weapons inspectors knocking on everyone's door. Plus a little NSA and news from govs around the world.
A Wall Street Journal article says that in the face of mounting regulatory scrutiny, big banks are considering blocking their employees from chat rooms that are a common tool of traders.
We laughed at the tin foil nutters, called them crazy, but now that it's been found that the US is spying on everyone, of course they're nowhere in sight now that we need them.
Healthcare.gov can't catch a break.
Moxie Marlinspike, a respected cryptographic software expert, argues that Lavabit, Edward Snowden’s favorite "secure" email service whose owner shut it down rather than give the NSA the keys to his store, wasn't really secure anyway.