At the Hackers on Planet Earth X (HOPE X) conference held this weekend in New York, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called for hackers, coders and developers to "help build a better future by encoding our rights into the programs and protocols upon which we rely everyday." He was talking about encryption, but also about "padded protocols" that would prevent intelligence agencies from discovering who was talking to who by analyzing Internet traffic, and mixed routing.
NIST's primary external advisory board released a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and implement more explicit processes for ensuring openness and transparency to strengthen its cryptography efforts.
Verizon will no longer provide internet services to a number of German government departments, as their contract has been cancelled as part of a restructuration of the federal government's interdepartmental communication network.
In this podcast, wireless security researcher Michael Ossmann shares his insights on what to use - and how - to duplicate hardware devices found in the ANT catalog.
The NSA has been collecting photos of people's faces at the tune of 55,000 images every day, and has been feeding the images into its facial recognition programs, James Risen and Laura Poitras revealed on Saturday.
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