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    Gen. Keith Alexander, the former chief of the NSA, has joined Amazon’s board of directors according to a recent SEC filing. Alexander was in charge of the NSA when it was revealed that the agency engaged in widespread electronic surveillance of American citizens. The Verge reports that a recent SEC filing has revealed that General...
    (CNN Business)Former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander has joined Amazon's board, the company disclosed in an investor filing Wednesday.Alexander's role with the company reflects Amazon's growing ties with Washington. In addition to leading the NSA during the Obama administration, Alexander was also the head of US Cyber Command. Alexander retired in 2014 and went on...
    Keith Alexander, former director of the U.S. National Security Administration (NSA).David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon announced on Wednesday that Keith Alexander, a former National Security Agency director, has been named to the company's board of directors.  Alexander will bring considerable national security and cybersecurity experience to Amazon's 11-person board. Alexander, a...
    Gen. Keith Alexander is joining Amazon’s board of directors, the company revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today. (Alexander has also been added to the company board’s official site.) A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of...
    Chris Walker September 6, 2020 10:59AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Truthout. An appeals court ruled Wednesday that a National Security Agency (NSA) telephone dragnet program designed to collect data on millions of American citizens without warrants violates a law specially designed to prevent abuse of the government's spying capabilities. The U.S. Court...
    That last query was the result of a flawed system, an FBI official said in a briefing. Info appeared in a “preview pane” in such a way that workers were searching without realizing they were sifting through data they weren’t supposed to see. The FBI took steps to prevent that from happening again, the official...
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the mass surveillance of Americans that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden exposed seven years ago was unlawful and perhaps unconstitutional. The ruling determined that the warrantless telephone tapping secretly collecting data from millions of Americans’ telephone records violated the Foreign...
    A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a key aspect of the mass surveillance program exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was illegal, but it did not reach a conclusion on its constitutionality. A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit also upheld the convictions...
    Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful - and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth. In a ruling handed down on Wednesday, the U.S....
    A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a National Security Agency program that collected the metadata from billions of phone calls made by Americans was illegal and possibly unconstitutional despite upholding the conviction of four Somali immigrants charged in a terror-fundraising case in which the information was used. While the unanimous ruling by...
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — President Donald Trump has put Edward Snowden back in the news. Asked if he would consider pardoning the former National Security Agency contractor, Trump said “I am going to take a very good look at it.” Snowden faces criminal charges after he leaked classified documents revealing the scope of the NSA’s surveillance...
    The former head of the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama and President Trump says he wishes the United States had taken more action against Russian meddling prior to the 2016 election and claimed the country is better prepared in 2020. Adm. Mike Rogers, who retired in 2018 after four years as NSA...
    The nation’s top cyber defense chief said the U.S. government’s ramped-up efforts in cyberspace were key to disrupting a Russian interference effort during the 2018 midterms and promised it would do even more to protect the 2020 presidential election. Paul Miki Nakasone, a general in the Army who is both commander of U.S. Cyber...
    Attorney General William Barr would be “vehemently opposed” to any push by President Trump to pardon Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor charged with leaking classified information. Snowden is a “traitor” that jeopardized the national security of the United States, Barr told the Associated Press on Friday. Snowden is currently evading prosecution...
    President Trump and his top law enforcement chief appear at odds over the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press he was “vehemently opposed” to pardoning Snowden —  days after Trump said he was “very strongly” considering forgiving the National Security Agency leaker. “He was a traitor and the...
    During this summer of madness in Portland, Ore., and sadness over COVID-19, two below-the-radar events occurred implicating the insatiable appetite of the United States government to spy on everyone in America. Regular readers of this column know that the feds have been wearing away at our privacy rights using a multitude of means. Yet, these...
    In this episode of "Intelligence Matters," Anne Neuberger, Director of the National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate, details her trajectory from the agency's Chief Risk Officer, to the lead on election security in 2018, to the head of the agency's newly revamped cybersecurity mission. She tells Morell what lessons were learned about deterring Russia during the...
              Millicent F. Weaver, 29, known in digital circles and on social feeds as Millennial Millie was arrested in a Diamond, Ohio home on Friday August 14. Weaver’s boyfriend, Gavin Wince, 46, and brother Charles Weaver, 26, were also arrested. A Portage County Grand Jury issued secret arrest warrants...
    Battle lines were quickly drawn within the GOP after President Trump wavered on his prior stance on Edward Snowden being a traitor worthy of the death penalty, announcing that he is now considering a pardon for the fugitive living in Russia. “I’m not that aware of the Snowden situation, but I’m going to start...
    Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien discussed the deal brokered between Israel and the UAE to normalize relations. He revealed that Saudi Arabia could be next to make a deal with Israel. O’Brien said, “Last week was quite an accomplishment. It was the result of very hard diplomacy, much of...
    President Donald Trump said Saturday that he’s considering a pardon for former national security specialist Edward Snowden, who has been trapped for years in Russia, evading charges of leaking information on a National Security Agency cellphone meta-data collection program called PRISM. Snowden leaked the information to American journalists, using members of Wikileaks’ team as go-betweens,...
    Getty Edward Snowden President Donald Trump stated he would look right into a pardon for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying he has extra to study concerning the case earlier than taking motion. Snowden is now residing in Russia, however stated final 12 months he would think about...
    Getty Edward Snowden President Donald Trump said he would look into a pardon for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying he has more to learn about the case before taking action. Snowden is now living in Russia, but said last year he would consider returning to the United States if he believed he could...
    Last weekend, during and in the aftermath of a contentious presidential election, the country of Belarus effectively shut off access to most of the internet for its 9.5 million citizens. It's a tactic that has become increasingly popular among authoritarian regimes, whether it's a total blackout like Belarus' or more targeted censorship of specific apps...
    President Trump appears to have softened his views on Edward Snowden - the former CIA employee who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency.  Back in 2013, the commander-in-chief branded Snowden a 'traitor' who 'should be executed' for his crimes, but on Thursday he told The New York Post that he had heard...
    The National Security Agency and FBI exposed a hacking tool used by Russian military intelligence, issuing an advisory on Thursday warning that the previously undisclosed Russian malware posed a threat to U.S. government networks. The NSA and the bureau jointly called out the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly known as the GRU,...
    Hailing President Donald Trump "for being a great peacemaker," National Security Adviser Robert OBrien said the peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel might ultimately get Trump a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. "Its really remarkable I think when you step back and take a look at what this president has done on...
    White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien says President Donald Trump should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize because of the diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. O’Brien and Jared Kushner held a White House press briefing on Thursday after Trump announced that the two countries have reached an...
    CHINESE hackers have targeted US election infrastructure according to White House national security adviser, Robert O'Brien. O'Brien warned that the influential cyber attacks are attempts to stop Trump staying in office. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3O'Brien warned that the US election is being attacked...
    “There will be severe consequences with any country that attempts to interfere with our free and fair elections,” National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday in his first interview since recovering from the novel coronavirus. O'Brien told CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday that he has” recovered fully” from COVID-19. “I am very, very...
    This week marked the first-ever online-only Black Hat and Defcon security conferences, both of which still produced impactful work despite going remote. But before you dive into everything that's broken, start off with a tale of perseverance that starts with the private keys needed to recover $300,000 of bitcoin trapped in an old zip file....
    The National Security Agency is urging US military and intelligence personnel to turn off location-sharing services on their cellphones to prevent security breaches. The secretive intelligence agency warned in a bulletin Tuesday that the common app feature can pose a real threat to national security, The Wall Street Journal reported. Location-sharing can be critical...
    The National Security Agency is urging US military and intelligence personnel to turn off location-sharing services on their cell phones to prevent security breaches. The secretive intelligence agency warned in a bulletin Tuesday that the common app feature can pose a real threat to national security, The Wall Street Journal reported. Location-sharing can be critical...
    Bradley Cortright August 4, 2020 0 Comments The National Security Agency (NSA) is issuing a warning about location services on mobile devices, which it says could pose a security risk if a device is compromised. On Tuesday, the NSA released new guidance for Defense Department employees and federal government employees who have security clearances....
    The NSA also warns against using fitness trackers, smartwatches and IoT devices, among other gadgets. When it comes to recommendations, the agency has many the same suggestions you might see online if you search for ways to protect your privacy. It says staff should turn off location services on their mobile devices and grant apps...
    National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien has returned to work at the White House after contracting a "mild" case of coronavirus, an administration official told Fox News. O’Brien resumed in-person duties after two negative COVID-19 tests in a row and a week of being asymptomatic. The National Security Agency (NSA) head was able to work remotely during his self-isolation period...
    Reality Winner, the National Security Agency translator who was convicted of leaking classified documents, has contracted coronavirus in federal prison. Billie Winner-Davis, Realitys mother, said that 40% of inmates at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, including her daughter, had contracted the virus. Winner is still asymptomatic but her mother is...
    Convicted National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner is one of hundreds of women to have contracted the coronavirus while in federal lockup in Texas. Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, revealed to CNN this week that her 28-year-old daughter was among more than 500 inmates and staff at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth,...
    More than 500 women at a federal medical prison in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus, in one of the largest confirmed outbreaks at a federal prison, the Bureau of Prisons said. The number of confirmed cases at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Fort Worth jumped to 510 on Tuesday, just two days after...
    Reality Leigh Winner, 28, who is being held at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has tested positive for COVID-19 Former NSA contractor Reality Winner, who was convicted of leaking classified documents to a news website, has tested positive for the coronavirus at a federal medical prison in Texas where more than 500 other inmates...
    More than 500 women at a federal medical prison in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons said, in what has become one of the largest outbreaks at a federal prison. One of the inmates who has tested positive is Reality Winner, a former government contractor who is serving a five-year prison...
    (CNN)Hundreds of incarcerated women in Texas, including NSA leaker Reality Winner, are at the center of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks at a federal correctional facility in the country. At least 510 detainees and three staff at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, have tested positive for Covid-19, data from the Bureau...
    Nationwide Safety Company whistleblower Actuality Winner has examined constructive for coronavirus and fears she’ll die contained in the Texas federal jail the place she’s serving a five-year sentence, in keeping with a report. Winner, 28, who was convicted in 2018 of leaking a top-secret report on Russian interference within the 2016 election, advised kinfolk...
    National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner has tested positive for coronavirus and fears she’ll die inside the Texas federal prison where she’s serving a five-year sentence, according to a report. Winner, 28, who was convicted in 2018 of leaking a top-secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, told relatives that more than 500...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement over claims that it overbilled the National Security Agency for contract work, federal authorities said Monday. The settlement agreement resolves civil claims the federal government had against iNovex Information Systems Inc. under the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement over claims that it overbilled the National Security Agency for contract work, federal authorities said Monday. The settlement agreement resolves civil claims the federal government had against iNovex Information Systems Inc. under the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement over claims that it overbilled the National Security Agency for contract work, federal authorities said Monday. The settlement agreement resolves civil claims the federal government had against iNovex Information Systems Inc. under the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney...
    Ashley Gorski, ACLU Senior Staff AttorneyACLU At a time when U.S. GDP is expected to drop by levels not seen since the Great Depression, U.S. government surveillance practices are landing another blow to large and small businesses alike. On Thursday, in a ruling with enormous implications for U.S. companies, the E.U.'s highest court invalidated a...
    A West Virginia woman who worked on assignments with the National Security Agency while serving in the Air Force planned to give the Russian government top-secret information from the agency, prosecutors said on Monday. Elizabeth Jo Shirley, 46, pleaded guilty to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental...