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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ March 5, 2014

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• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk

• Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’

• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images

via Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ.

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N.S.A. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks – NYTimes.com March 5, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, said Tuesday that the leaks by the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden had slowed the effort to protect the country against cyberattacks on Wall Street and other civilian targets.

via N.S.A. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks – NYTimes.com.

Slyck.com – Contact Us February 1, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Computer Security, Copyright and Trademark Enforcement, Politics, Privacy, Technology Reporting.
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AdministratorsThomas MenneckeWebsite Administrator / News Editor / WriterHouseCrowdForum Ringleader and Backroom Specialist?MrFredPFLSurly BastardNews WritersThomas MenneckeForum Moderators/AdminsMrs. 2pHouseCrowdMrFredPFLRenegadeSlyckChucksunnyd

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Verizon to publish reports on surveillance requests, wants to detail NSA efforts – The Washington Post January 9, 2014

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Verizon, the nation’s biggest wireless provider, has been under immense pressure from shareholders and privacy groups after revelations that the National Security Agency obtained mountains of private information from the company and other telecom firms, including AT&T. Those disclosures, in documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, have damaged the reputation of U.S. communications companies around the world.

via Verizon to publish reports on surveillance requests, wants to detail NSA efforts – The Washington Post.

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work January 9, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in DITU, FBI, NSA, Privacy, Security, Security State.
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When the media and members of Congress say the NSA spies on Americans, what they really mean is that the FBI helps the NSA do it, providing a technical and legal infrastructure that permits the NSA, which by law collects foreign intelligence, to operate on U.S. soil. It\’s the FBI, a domestic U.S. law enforcement agency, that collects digital information from at least nine American technology companies as part of the NSA\’s Prism system. It was the FBI that petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order Verizon Business Network Services, one of the United States\’ biggest telecom carriers for corporations, to hand over the call records of millions of its customers to the NSA.

But the FBI is no mere errand boy for the United States\’ biggest intelligence agency. It carries out its own signals intelligence operations and is trying to collect huge amounts of email and Internet data from U.S. companies — an operation that the NSA once conducted, was reprimanded for, and says it abandoned.

via Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work.