Investigative reporter for CBS News continues to fight government electronic surveillance

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As an investigative reporter for CBS News, Ms. Attkisson was responsible for investigating and reporting on national news stories. Between 2011 and 2013, she investigated and prepared various high-profile news reports, including ones related to the “Fast and Furious” “gunwalking” operation and the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya… In 2011——at the… Read more »

Yahoo: How do state hackers break in?

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Yahoo has revealed that login details for up to one billion accounts have gone missing.  The massive breach was discovered while it investigated a separate attack that had compromised data on about 500 million accounts. Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts.  How can it be sure? Source: BBC Technology News Date: December… Read more »

Canadian tech company Netsweeper helped Bahrain censor websites

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Canadian technology company Netsweeper helped the Bahraini government block opposition party websites, various news websites and content critical of Islam, according to a new report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Source: CBC News Date: September 27th, 2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/netsweeper-bahrain-government-internet-censorship-1.3769803 Discussion 1) The article says that Netsweeper is” raising the alarm because they found… Read more »

Taser’s Latest Police Weapon: The Tiny Camera and the Cloud

Posted by & filed under Cloud Computing, Cyberforensics, Data storage, Digital Policy, Privacy.

Description: Sgt. Brandon Davis vividly recalled the moment before he killed Eric Wayne Berry, but it was not the way it really happened. Source: nytimes.com Date: Feb 21, 2012 The shooting, tragedy that it was, was speedily cleared by his superiors because the entire incident was captured on tape. “It happened at noon on a… Read more »

Did The iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’ Already Out A Cheating Wife?

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Description: Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Late Saturday night, “ThomasMetz” posted to MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) about how he turned his wife’s iPhone into a… Read more »