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Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for theft of government info

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Hal Martin was responsible for one of the largest leaks of U.S government secrets, after it was found that the former NSA contractor possessed up to 50 terabytes of classified government documents.

The internet's most important security protocol is finally moving forward

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

A push from banks to build a back-door-like exception was vociferously shot down.

NSA has been tracking bitcoin users since 2013

by Mark Satter • 1 year ago

The NSA reportedly tracked bitcoin users by collecting sensitive information from their computers, including passwords, internet activity, and other unique identifiers.

Big banks want to weaken the internet’s underlying security protocol

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

TLS 1.3 will usher in the largest changes in the protocol's history. Banks want to build in a back door.

Tor's ex-director: 'The criminal use of Tor has become overwhelming'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

"I think 95 percent of what we see on the onion sites and other dark nets is just criminal activity."

Snowden: U.S. should modernize disclosure process

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

Noted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden weighed in Monday, calling for the U.S. government to be more proactive when it comes to disclosing its defensive cybersecurity capabilities.

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