Is Romania in cooperation with the NSA?
Fri 1 Aug 2014, 18:29

The Romanian intelligence agency (SRI) declared that it is not cooperating with NSA. Yet, an article from The Intercept....

German spy agency wants to build real time social media monitor
Sat 15 Nov 2014, 15:19

The prototype real time social media monitor will only look at publicly available data though, according to the plans. Germany's foreign intelligence agency reportedly wants to spend €300 million (about US$375 million) in the next five years on technology that would let it spy in real time on social networks outside of Germany, and decrypt and monitor encrypted Internet traffic.

British surveillance agency releases encryption app for kids
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 13:20

British surveillance agency GCHQ has launched an app teaching children to understand “basic encryption techniques”, despite its director having criticised technology firms for making more advanced tools available to their users.

Cryptoy is a free app for Android tablets, and it teaches children about four encryption techniques – shift, substitution, Vigenère and Enigma – as well as the history behind their use.

Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads
Wed 28 Jan 2015, 19:40

A Canadian surveillance agency is tapping into Internet cables and analyzing up to 15 million downloads from popular file-sharing websites each day, in an effort to identify political extremists, according to a news report by The Intercept and CBC News.

The Canadian Communications Security Establishment [CSE] program allows the agency to monitor downloads in several countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, according to the news reports, published Wednesday morning. The reports are based on leaks from Edward Snowden, the former contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency.


NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 23:40

IT World reports that Google had envisioned a complicated method to sniff traffic, but reporters showed Google engineers a diagram of the UK's intelligence agency methods to tap links between Google data centers.

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, said that Chrome’s incognito feature will “do nothing” to protect users from government surveillance. Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company complies with legal law enforcement requests and retains user data for a year because of government mandates.