Yesterday's report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden's trove indicate that the US NSA and the UK GHCQ have managed to compromise the networks of Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and acquire encryption keys that protect the privacy of cellphone communications of millions of users around the globe.
Kaspersky Lab discovered Desert Falcons, a cyber-espionage group targeting high profile organizations and individuals from Middle Eastern countries.
Owners of Samsung SmartTVs that use its Voice Recognition feature to control the device should be aware that everything they say in front of their smart television set may end up in the hands of third parties.
In the post-Snowden world, the term "warrant canary" - indicating a method used by some communications service providers to let their users know that they have not been served with a legal and secret government request for user data, access to their servers, etc.
After NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shared the documents he exfiltrated from the agency with select journalists, the revelations that stemmed from them have mostly focused on the spying and surveillance capabilities and actions of the US NSA and the UK GCHQ.
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