NSA, GCHQ reportedly reverse engineered anti-virus security companies since 2008

  Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and whistleblower, has leaked documents that claim the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have actively reverse engineered security and anti-virus software to obtain intelligence, according to a report by The Intercept.   The documents obtained reportedly highlight the Russian software security firm, …

Appeals Court Rules that NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Illegal

  A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the National Security Agency’s routine mass collection of Americans’ phone records and metadata is unlawful.   The three judges ruled that the NSA’s use of phone records “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized” under the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was initially intended as …

Warning: MI5 to large corporations, Foreign Spy Agencies may be secretly recruiting your IT staff

Foreign intelligence agencies are targeting IT workers at big businesses to gain access to sensitive information, MI5 warns British corporations Security service warns of the threat posed to firms by members of staff Fears junior IT workers could infiltrate systems and sell vital information Could also upload malicious software to cause a business serious harm …

Judge Richard J. Leon rules NSA phone call records likely violates the Constitution

WASHINGTON — A federal district judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, describing its technology as “almost Orwellian” and suggesting that James Madison would be “aghast” to learn that the government was encroaching on liberty in such …