Who hacked Hacking Team, the Milan-based company selling intrusion and surveillance software to governments, law enforcement agencies and (as it turns out) companies? A hacker who goes by "Phineas Fisher" claims it was him (her? them?): The hacker has also previously compromised UK-based Gamma International, another provider that sells their spying wares to governments, and which has also been named an "enemy of the Internet." Phineas Fisher says there will be more similar hacks in the future: In the meantime, Hacking Team is scrambling to minimize the damage this hack and data leak is doing to the company.
Nahuel Riva, a research engineer from Core Security, discovered vulnerabilities in AirLive’s surveillance cameras designed for professional surveillance and security applications.
WikiLeaks has published "Espionnage Élysée", a set of intelligence reports and documents that show that the US NSA has, between 2006 and 2012, intercepted the communications of three French presidents, French cabinet members, and the French Ambassador to the US.
The US Senate voted for the passing of the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday, and President Obama signed it into law later the same day.
A small, perhaps temporary, but important victory has been won by privacy advocates today, as the US Senate has allowed three sections of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire.
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