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Microsoft Criticizes NSA Secrecy In Letter To Attorney General

We recently reported how Microsoft closely collaborated with NSA on a number of products and services, allowing the agency to have access to user data. Microsoft has apparently felt the heat from the users now and the company has sent a letter to the Attorney General, complaining that the Constitution is 'suffering' over NSA secrecy.
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8-Character Passwords Are Not Secure Any More

There was a time when security experts confidently claimed that an 8-character password, with a mix of symbols and numbers, is adequately secure. However, that is no longer the case. By combining an accurate estimate of human psychology with the power of latest technology, any 8-character password can be cracked in no time.
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To Avoid Security Leaks, Kremlin Resorts To Typewriters

In recent times, we have seen a number of whisteblowers reveal the details of unconstitutional measures by different governments in spying on domestic and foreign grounds. In view of such risks, the Russian government has decided to make use of typewriters so that the risk of any potential digital leaks could be mitigated.
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Snowden Was Trained As A Hacker By NSA

Edward Snowden, the man behind the PRISM leaks, has been the topic of many discussions around the tech world. As the wraps are lifted off Snowden's past, it has been revealed that he was trained in ethical hacking while he was working with NSA. Apparently, Snowden used the same skills to snoop away NSA's documents related to PRISM.
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Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

A number of apps dish out ads from shady advertisement networks, many of which comes equipped with malware. Not only that, many apps are able to tweak the settings of a given handset without explicitly gaining the users' permission. A security technology company has now proposed to curb this by devising a security standard for apps.
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Using Tor To Remain Anonymous? You’re Not Safe From NSA

The Obama government has long offered FISA courts as the proof that whatever NSA has been doing is legal. However, the procedures observed by the FISA courts have just been made public, showing that these procedures have gaping loopholes. For instance, if a U.S. user browses on Tor, he is no longer considered a U.S. citizen and thus, information…
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