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FBI hacked into 'dark web' to bust up largest ever child abuse network [Jan 16]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly interrupted and shut down a massive online child abuse network after hacking into the so-called dark web in an operation that may lead to 1,500 prosecutions.Vice Motherboard reported that federal investigators used an unprecedented approach to hack into the dark web bulletin board site named Playpen. 91 more words

Intelligence Agencies

DNI announces CTIIC leadership

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has named a career FBI analyst and an Iraq War veteran to head up the cyber intelligence center that the White House ordered created after the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. 6 more words


Why agencies don't know what they spend on IT

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act puts agency CIOs in charge of their organizations’ IT spending, but there’s a catch: Most agencies have no clue how much IT is being purchased or at what cost. 12 more words


Privacy Advocates Against Microsoft's Backup of User Encryption Keys

By Jon Martindale — December 30, 2015
Digital Trends

In the climate of government spying, and the ever present threat from nefarious hackers, encryption is a hot topic. 380 more words

Free News 7th-9th December

UK & Europe: Tusk tells Cameron there is “no consesus” on British demands (NewEurope)

Following consultations with EU member states, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, wrote an open letter to David Cameron on Monday stating that there is ‘presently no consensus’ on barring EU migrants to the UK from welfare benefits.That was a key demand by British Prime Minister, who wants to limit access to tax credits for children living outside the UK, job seeking allowances, and access to social housing for four years. 560 more words

NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet

Austrian journalist Erich Möchel delivered a presentation in Hamburg at the annual meeting of the Chaos Computer Club on Monday December 29, detailing the various locations where the US NSA has been actively collecting and processing electronic intelligence in Vienna. 656 more words


Intel: White House Lie Of The Year, 2015

“One of the things I insisted on the day I walked into the Oval Office was that I don’t want intelligence shaded by politics. I don’t want it shaded by the desire to tell a feel-good story. 65 more words
Barack Obama