NSA Director asks hackers to help secure the Internet
NSA Director asks hackers to help secure the Internet

The director of the NSA asked hackers to help to secure the internet at the 20th annual Def Con gathering in Las Vegas.

Do you think the NSA and Anonymous Hackers have the same goals for the Web?

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[Video] Challenging the Surveillance State
[Video] Challenging the Surveillance State

“At the Socialism 2012 conference in Chicago, Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald talks about the pervasive nature of surveillance in America, its growth in recent decades and why it is critical for movements to subvert surveillance so they can be successful in organizing.”

Do you feel safer in the knowledge that the government works with the telecommunication companies to spy on every aspect of your life?

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CISPA gets a rewrite but still threatens Americans’s Privacy
CISPA gets a rewrite but still threatens Americans's Privacy

'Foes of controversial legislation rally before expected vote next week, with scant success so far: latest draft still allows Internet companies to share customer data and communications with the National Security Agency.'

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Revealed: CISPA Internet Spying Law Pushed by For-Profit Private Spy Lobby
Revealed: CISPA Internet Spying Law Pushed by For-Profit Private Spy Lobby

'A cyber security bill moving swiftly through Congress would give government intelligence agencies broad powers to work with private companies to share information about Internet users.'

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American Terrorism: The US Government Is Data Mining You
American Terrorism: The US Government Is Data Mining You

'On March 22nd, Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Jr. signed off on new guidelines allowing the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), a post-9/11 creation, to hold on to information about Americans in no way known to be connected to terrorism—about you and me, that is—for up to five years. (Its previous outer limit was 180 days.) This, Clapper claimed, “will enable NCTC to accomplish its mission more practically and effectively.”'

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NSA Hackers: Debate Rages Over Hacking Jihadist Websites
NSA Hackers: Debate Rages Over Hacking Jihadist Websites

'Several al-Qaida chat rooms and forums, including its primary website Shumukah al-Islam, have been offline for several days in what experts believe was a coordinated cyberattack. Reports have speculated the action is the work of government intelligence agencies, which have been reluctant in the past to take down jihadist websites because they believe them to be a valuable source of information. The debate continues in U.S. intelligence and policymaking circles about the value of attacking terrorist-group websites.'

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Who Do You Trust Less: The NSA or Anonymous?

'Intelligence officials seem to be polishing up their case to take on Anonymous like a 'stateless' terrorist group. The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, told various high-level audiences that the loosely affiliated group, Anonymous, would soon have the capability “to bring about a limited power outage through a cyberattack,” according to an anonymously sourced article in the Wall Street Journal today.'

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Scared of Anonymous? NSA chief says you should be

'Anonymous has so far plied its trade in “hactivist” exploits. But according to the director of the National Security Agency, it might soon turn its focus to U.S. infrastructure.'

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