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Edward Snowden's prize - By DYLAN BYERS | 4/14/14 3:38 PM EDT Updated: 4/14/14 6:12 PM EDT

Edward Snowden didn’t win a Pulitzer on Monday, but he might as well have.

Snowden declares the decision ‘a vindication.’ | Getty

In a move certain to be interpreted as a vindication of the former government contractor’s efforts, the Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday awarded The Guardian US and The Washington Post its coveted Public Service award for reporting on the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance practices. 341 more words


Jack Shafer | When Are Leaks Legitimate? State Secrets in the Snowden Era | Foreign Affairs Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy. By Rahul Saga

The U.S. government commands few capabilities more potent than its power to declare information secret. Even when the judiciary and Congress exercise their checks-and-balances powers over the executive branch, the American secrecy machine still finds a way to shunt aside substantive discussions about a host of programs and policies. 2,773 more words


NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public - by EYDER PERALTA April 11, 2014 4:54 PM ET

The Heartbleed bug has exposed up to two-thirds of the Internet to a security vulnerability.


The National Security Agency says it did not know about a critical security bug until it  343 more words

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now-Reblog


This is a major threat. My Dropbox account is already compromised (thank goodness I quit using it over a year ago for a far more secure service, … 131 more words


GSP reblogged this on Gun Safety Blog and commented:

Check the link and change your passwords as needed.

What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet by ELISE HU and STEVE HENN April 09, 2014 5:08 PM ET


With a name like Heartbleed, it’s no surprise it’s bad. A vulnerability in OpenSSL — the Internet’s most commonly used cryptographic library — has been bleeding out information… 285 more words


The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers, and Privacy Groups Are Worried - BY KIM ZETTER 04.09.14 | 6:30 AM

Image: GOGO

Gogo, the inflight Wi-Fi provider, is used by millions of airline passengers each year to stay connected while flying the friendly skies. But if you think the long arm of government surveillance doesn’t have a vertical reach, think again. 301 more words

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