176 posts and columns on NSA
News Byteimplemented another layer of security measures for its users, essentially adding insurance to protect user data against any potential future compromises of Twitter’s servers. The feature, called “forward secrecy,” is also used by other Internet companies such as Mozilla, Facebook and Google.
News BytePasswordBox, a Montreal-based company that makes password-management services and apps for consumers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Omers Ventures and including angel investors such as Boku CEO Mark Britto and Facebook commerce lead Lee Linden. “We’re Canadian, so there’s no Patriot Act,” quipped PasswordBox founder and CEO Dan Robichaud. “And everything is encrypted and decrypted locally on your computer, so we are NSA-proof. If we receive a subpoena, we will send the encrypted files.”
Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
– Mike Hearn, an engineer on the Google security team, responding to NSA slides obtained from Edward Snowden that show how the NSA and the GCHQ hacked security protocols to access traffic between Google’s data centers