Another vulnerability courtesy of 1990s-era US export restrictions on cryptography has been discovered, and researchers believe it might be how the NSA managed to regularly break their targets' encrypted connections.
The Korea Communications Commission, South Korea's media regulation agency modeled after US' FCC, has made it mandatory for telecoms and parents to install a monitoring app on smartphones used by anyone aged 18 years or under, AP reports.
In a job posting published last week, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) - the UK version of US' National Security Agency - openly announced its intention to recruit "committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the UK safe." "This is the first time that GCHQ has openly recruited for Computer Network Operations Specialists (CNOS).
The highly debated USA FREEDOM Act, a bill whose purpose is "to rein in the dragnet collection of data by the NSA and other government agencies, increase transparency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), provide businesses the ability to release information regarding FISA requests, and create an independent constitutional advocate to argue cases before the FISC," has been backed by the US House of Representatives.
It took nearly two years, but three judges of a federal appeals court in New York have unanimously ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata associated with phone calls made by and to Americans, performed by the National Security Agency, should not have been approved based on section 215 of the Patriot Act, i.e.
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