The NSA Can’t Replace 90% of Its System Administrators

In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA’s domestic surveillance activities, the NSA has recently announced that they plan to get rid of 90% of their system administrators via software automation in order to “improve security.” So far, I’ve mostly seen this piece of news reported and commented on straightforwardly. But... Read more

Syrian hackers attack Melbourne IT reseller

Alter domain records for NY Times, Twitter. Hackers associated with the Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad have once again succesfully attacked Western media, this time by altering the domain name registration records for sites such as Twitter and the New York Times. The Syrian Electronic Army also redirected the NYT website to a... Read more

Government sets up Central Monitoring System to tap phone calls, e-mail

NEW DELHI: Government has launched a wide-ranging surveillance program that will give security agencies and even income tax officials the ability to tap directly into e-mails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament, several sources said. The expanded surveillance, which the government says will help safeguard national security,... Read more

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