WannaCry Ransomware Threat Prompts US Government Emergency Meetings, Experts Blame NSA

WannaCry Ransomware Threat Prompts US Government Emergency Meetings, Experts Blame NSA

After the initial salvo of infections, the ransomware known as WannaCry has started to initiate a second wave of attacks that has affected even more countries.

by Michael Augustin

Ransomware virus 'WannaCry' plagues 100k computers across 99 countries

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks More Than 150 Countries, Users Advised To Update Windows ASAP

Last Friday, a new type of ransomware reportedly affected over 150 countries.

by Michael Augustin

interceptor

17 Fake Cell Phone Towers Found Around the Nation

Fire this under unnerving: a security firm found 17 "interceptor" cell phone towers around the country. These look like regular towers, but actually allow for eavesdropping and other hacking of cell phones in the area.

by Barry Eitel

NSA

First Day Of Arguments in NSA Lawsuit

A federal appeals panel of three judges in New York City heard arguments surrounding the National Security Agency's massive collection of Americans' phone metadata. The hearing lasted two hours, with the American Civil Liberties Union sparring with the Department of Justice about the NSA's right to mass surveillance as detailed by documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last summer.

by Barry Eitel

NSA

Federal Judges Will Rule For The First Time On NSA's Spying Program

A panel of federal judges will hear testimony this week on if the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program is Constitutional. The hearing started as a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last summer, mere days after leaker Edward Snowden shocked the world (sort of) with thousands of documents detailing an expansive plan to monitor the phone metadata of millions of American citizens-citizens not accused or charged with any crime.

by Barry Eitel

Survey

Pew Study Finds Americans Perfer to Talk About the NSA In Person, Not Online

Americans are afraid to talk about the NSA on social media, according to a new survey published by the Pew Research Center. Since Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents detailing the agency's massive surveillance program on U.S. citizens' digital and wireless communications, Americans say they are far more willing to criticize the NSA in face-to-face discussions compared to online.

by Barry Eitel

NSA

NSA Built Google-Like Service for FBI, DEA, New Report Claims

The National Security Agency created a Google-like search database for different forms of communications of both Americans and foreign nationals, according to classified documents published today by The Intercept.

by Barry Eitel

Reset The Net

NSA Protest 'Reset The Net' Planned For June 5 With Support Of Reddit, Amnesty International, Imgur And More

A campaign called "Reset The Net" is being run to support the protection of real internet privacy following the Edward Snowden leaks that revealed secret information collection carried out by the NSA.

by Matthew Buzzi

Xbox One and Don Mattrick

After NSA Found to Have Spied on Gamers, Microsoft is Stepping Up its Online Security

Security upgrades will begin rolling out in the next few days.

by Luke Caulfield

Kinect 2.0

New Leaked Document Confirms NSA Spied via WoW, Xbox Live, etc.

Be happy if you moved on to League of Legends...

by Luke Caulfield

Kinect 2.0

Microsoft explains role in providing info to U.S. Government, no mention of Xbox One

Microsoft's legal counsel pens a blog post how the company walks a delicate balance to obey the government when asked for information, while protecting privacy whenever possible

by Luke Caulfield

Watch Dog

Watch Dogs, NSA and why more games should address contemporary social/political issues

Are developers getting bolder or is the industry on the verge of fully maturing? At this point, it could be anything.

by Ural Garrett

  
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