You Won’t Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

The NSA’s Sears catalog for spies has been released.
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A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden: “Asking Is Always Cheaper Than Spying” (Video)

Then again, Santa has been using a magic snowball to naughty-or-nice monitor us at no cost for centuries now.
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The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

The first questions about a problematic encryption method arose in 2007, and for six years it appeared that RSA did nothing to address them.
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Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A well-known security researcher says he won’t speak at next year’s RSA conference after reports allege that the company worked with the NSA to allow back doors into encryption products.
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In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.
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Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing a Post-Snowden Backlash in China

Big Blue saw its sales fall considerably in China last quarter. A Louisiana pension fund argues that it was because of an association with the NSA.
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U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

The Obama administration has decided to keep the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command.
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Weekend Reading — The Latest Open Government Plan (Post-Edward Snowden)

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. As it turns out, we might need something a little stronger these days.
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The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Is Still in China

What the top American machine lacks in raw power, it makes up for in efficiency.
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Requests for Google User Account Info by Governments Are on the Rise

Requests worldwide have nearly doubled since 2010, data shows.
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