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  • Report: Skype being investigated in Luxembourg over NSA spying links

    Microsoft-owned Skype is under investigation by the Luxembourg data protection authority for its alleged cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) Prism spying program, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper.

    Written by Loek Essers11 Oct. 13 14:30
  • U.S. appetite for Internet user data not unique

    For all the privacy concerns raised by Edward Snowden's leaks about government data collection activities, the U.S. is not alone or even always the most demanding when it comes to law enforcement requests for customer data from Internet service providers.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 Aug. 13 10:08
  • When it comes to trouble shooting and threat detection, NetFlow wins over packet capture

    With Internet connections to cloud services growing rapidly and cyber attacks becoming craftier and more sinister, the need for improved traffic visibility is in high demand. In the past, both layer 7 application awareness and malware detection capabilities have been major separators when choosing between flow capture and packet capture for traffic analysis, but today the decision is most often NetFlow in lieu of packet capture.

    Written by Mike Patterson, CEO and Founder of Plixer International21 Aug. 13 22:15
  • Prism should make businesses think twice about cloud computing

    Businesses worldwide need to re-think their use of cloud computing, in light of recent revelations around the PRISM and Tempora surveillance programmes, according to independent privacy advocate Caspar Bowden.

    Written by Sophie Curtis29 June 13 19:42
  • Prism implicates Facebook, Yahoo and others in Europe, student group charges

    The U.S. government surveillance program known as Prism, which reportedly collects data from major technology companies, has compelled a European student group to file a barrage of complaints against the companies, claiming the data collection runs afoul of European privacy laws.

    Written by Zach Miners26 June 13 19:41
  • Can Social Media Make ITSM Fun Again?

    Social interfaces are changing the very nature of IT service management, with internal toolsets and icon-driven service platforms helping users and IT departments manage the extended enterprise.

    Written by Allen Bernard24 June 13 14:14
  • Tech companies cooperating with NSA, report says

    The U.S. government is one of the largest customers of data analytics from tech firms, and the National Security Agency has recruited a top security officer from Facebook, according to a report in the New York Times.

    Written by Grant Gross20 June 13 19:23
  • Google asks DOJ if it can release details on government data requests

    Google has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI director Robert Mueller seeking permission to disclose specific details about the information it is required to provide to the government in response to requests for user data from U.S. intelligence agencies.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan12 June 13 00:47
  • Debate rages over revelation of NSA spying secrets

    Debate continues to rage today over the bombshell revelations that the National Security Agency collects intelligence on individuals via telecommunications and social-networking sites. The uproar has the U.S. government and private companies admitting to some aspects of the surveillance, while vehemently denying others. A former CIA agent working for Booz Allen Hamilton has revealed himself as the leaker.

    Written by Ellen Messmer10 June 13 14:25
  • Google flatly denies involvement in PRISM snooping program

    Google CEO Larry Page strongly denied on Friday that Google allowed the U.S. government back door access to its data centers via a controversial snooping program revealed this week called PRISM.

    Written by Bob Brown07 June 13 23:12