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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NSA Struggles to Make Sense of Flood of Surveillance Data

A former NSA employee says the agency knows so much, that it can’t understand what it has.

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NetSuite Speeds Data-Center Rollout Amid NSA Spying

Cloud application vendor NetSuite Inc. is accelerating its construction of data centers in Europe as a result of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping activities.

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Panel Seeks to Overhaul Spy Practices

A presidentially appointed panel reviewing U.S. surveillance programs is recommending a significant overhaul of both foreign and domestic spy practices that, if adopted, would amount to a major wing-clipping of the National Security Agency.

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Obama Tries to Ease Silicon Valley’s Concerns Over Spying

President Barack Obama, under fire from Silicon Valley over the government’s surveillance programs, met with technology executives Tuesday to try to ease their concerns about the National Security Agency’s spying operations.

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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Twitter Beefs Up Site Security

Twitter on Friday announced it had implemented 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.

Yahoo Locks Down Its Data Center Links From NSA’s Prying Eyes

Slowing the spies down, if nothing else.
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