Category: Net Neutrality
Well, they’ve solved the riddle. Ed Snowden was able to steal thousands of highly protected NSA documents because…he had a thumb drive.
This is the weapon that breached the inner sanctum of the most sophisticated information agency in the world.
This is the weapon to which the NSA, with all its resources, remains utterly vulnerable. Can’t defeat it.
NSA bans thumb drives, but certain special employees are allowed to use them.
Would Snowden have been in that elite circle? He was an outside contractor who’d been assigned to the NSA, and he was only there for four weeks, on his latest tour, when he did the infamous deed and then departed, never to return.
Not only did Snowden stroll into NSA with a thumb drive, he knew how to navigate all the security layers put in place to stop people from stealing classified documents.
Appearing on Fox’s Studio B this afternoon, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano gave a frank assessment of NSA leaker Edward Snowden as “an American hero” who went great lengths to expose “extraordinary violations” of fundamental American values within the government. “I describe this man has an American hero,” the judge told host Shepard Smith, “willing to risk life and liberty in order to expose to the American people one of the most extraordinary violations of the American principles, value judgments and the Constitution itself in all of our history.”
Made the main stream… did anyone notice?
An Otago University-based security expert believes Kiwis are under constant surveillance and the Government should own up to its part in the operation.
University of Otago information science Associate Professor Hank Wolfe made the comments today after ex-CIA whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed electronic data was being collected from around the globe by a massive US intelligence monitoring programme called Prism.
“The [National Security Agency] has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything,” Snowden said.
What if there were a network of computers all over the world that operated outside government or corporate control? As Daniel Sieberg reports, that is the premise for the so-called “freedom box.”
Imagine an Internet without censorship,
an Internet built out of like-minded peers and secure connections.
Born out of the r/darknetplan Reddit community’s dream of developing a truly free Internet,
Project Meshnet may sound like something straight out of a science-fiction novel
but it’s actually an idea that is slowly coalescing into reality.
The idea behind Project Meshnet is almost unexpectedly simple.
that explains the concept in just a few short minutes.
For those interested in a slightly more technical explanation, however,
The topic that was dangling at the forefront of most American’s minds at the end of 2011,
and even seeping into the beginning of 2012,
was the fate of the Internet.
The Stop Online Piracy Act, discussed further below,
whipped citizens into a frenzy and led to the largest Internet-based protest to date.
In light of a slightly-reworked, renamed SOPA’s emergence,
it is worth reviewing ten failed attempts by the American government to control the Internet.