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Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order

Barack-Obama-Mexico-460x288NPR has learned that the Obama administration, under pressure to lift a cloak of secrecy, is considering whether to declassify a court order that gives the National Security Agency the power to gather phone call record information on millions of Americans.

ALBA Says Goodbye to the IADB

alba countriesGuatemala, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The withdrawal announced by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) from the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) highlighted the differences in the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) held in Guatemala.

Remember All Those Passwords? No Need

david-pogue NYT“If you want to avoid having your identity stolen, use long passwords that contain digits, punctuation and no recognizable words. Make up a different password for every Web site. And change all of your passwords every 30 days.”

Obama Says US, China Must Develop ‘Firm Understanding’ of Cybersecurity

obama XiPALM SPRINGS, Calif. – President Obama Friday night sought to make a clear distinction between his administration’s domestic surveillance and cyber espionage, after the first in a series of meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping where cybersecurity topped the agenda.

U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls

verizon-wirelessWASHINGTON — The Obama administration is secretly carrying out a domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting business communications records involving Americans under a hotly debated section of the Patriot Act, according to a highly classified court order disclosed on Wednesday night.

Facebook and Google Deny Supporting U.S. Spying Program

facebook-y-googleWashington, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Both Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Google co-founder Larry Page, denied that their companies allow the U.S. government to carrying out spying activities through their Internet servers, revealed the media today.

A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

smartrifle customA new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.

Tracking the source of an online assault on your reputation

tracking mailIn today’s technology-driven world, a reputation can be destroyed in one mouse-click by an anonymous e-mail, blog post or an ill-timed Tweet. The good news, though is, when people are threatened, insulted or humiliated on the Internet and decide to take legal action, it is often possible to follow a specific set of steps to trace the source of an online attack on one’s reputation. 

Experts: N Korea training teams of ‘cyber warriors’

korea cyber warriorsSEOUL—Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronised cyberattack in South Korea last week. But in Seoul, the focus is fixed on North Korea, which South Korean security experts say has been training a team of computer-savvy “cyber warriors” as cyberspace becomes a fertile battleground in the nations’ rivalry.

NSA Reportedly Mines Servers Of U.S. Internet Firms For Data

nsa 40For six years, the National Security Agency has been able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by and News of the alleged data-mining that allows the U.S. agency to closely track web users' activity comes a day after revelations that the of millions of Americans.