Archive for the ‘USA’ Category

Gov’t, Internet companies reach deal on disclosure

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

ASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. government and leading Internet companies on Monday announced a compromise that will allow those companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over customer information in national security investigations.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11193150

Obama ponders limiting NSA access to phone records

Friday, January 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans’ phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government’s surveillance programs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11183809

Obama nearing a decision on intelligence review

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with U.S. lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government’s controversial surveillance programs.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11183432

Study cites ‘dangerous weak link’ in nuke security

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a U.S. study released Wednesday.

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Security upgrades show Snowden won

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where President Barack Obama couldn’t – getting Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to upgrade computer security against hackers.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30004907/security-upgrades–show-snowden-won

US bombers defy China air zone over disputed islands

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

US officials say two US B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea during a training mission, defying China’s new territorial claims.

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/us-bombers-defy-china-air-zone-over-disputed-islands-5728748

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hacking

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of US intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-US suspects.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30004542/reagans-role-in-nsas-hacking

Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records from online dating network Cupid Media

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records including email addresses and clear-text passwords from Cupid Media, a network of dating websites.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/743555/hackers-reportedly-stole-42-million-customer-records-from-online-dating-network-cupid-media?source=rss_news

Seven essentials for VM management and security

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Virtualization isn’t a new trend, these days it’s an essential element of infrastructure design and management. However, while common for the most part, organizations are still learning as they go when it comes to cloud-based initiatives.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/742217/seven-essentials-for-vm-management-and-security?source=rss_news

US may ban spy focus on allies

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Obama considering stopping monitoring of friendly heads of state
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