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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, says report

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:11pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers: report The United States' National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect computers with malware since 2010, with the agency at times pretending to be Facebook to install its spying tools. The NSA has been using a program codenamed Turbine to contaminate computers and networks with malware ...

  2. News - World - SECURITY

    US data smuggled by Snowden is 'in Russian hands', say US lawmakers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... that would have forced global internet companies to store data on Brazilian servers inside the country. Instead, the bill says companies such as Google and Facebook are subject to Brazilian laws ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    Facebook reveals requests for data

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in San Francisco Social network giant's first report shows that governments in 74 countries sought information on 38,000 users of the site Facebook reveals requests for data You can thank former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for a new report from Facebook on the inquiries it gets from governments around the world for information on its more than ...

  4. News - World - SECURITY

    Facebook, Microsoft admit receiving thousands of warrants seeking data

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 10:31am by Reuters, WASHINGTON POST, BLOOM

    ... But exact number of government requests for information to Facebook, Microsoft stays secret Facebook and Microsoft said they had received thousands of warrants for data from government ... numbers with no breakdowns. During the last six months of 2012, Facebook said it had received as many as 10,000 requests from local, state and federal agencies, which impacted as many as 19,000 ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... On US whistle-blower Edward Snowden coming to Hong Kong: David Lloyd Smith- I think it is really tragic that an American has to move to a place that has a reputation for less freedom. Still, Hong Kong has a reputation for freedom in spite of the People� ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US technology giants push back on snooping and urge restraint

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tech giants give nod to Snowden Just because you are hypocritical doesn't mean you are wrong. Eight prominent US technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Apple, have jointly published an open letter to the US Congress and President Barack Obama urging strict new limits on government surveillance. The companies not only argue that the cavalier ...

  7. News - World - SECRECY

    Apps such as Angry Birds can feed personal details to spy agencies

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:10am by AP

    ... for espionage. Angry Birds is an addictive birds-versus-pigs game downloaded more than 1.7 billion times worldwide. But one NSA document listed other apps made by Facebook and Flickr. ...

  8. News - World

    Edward Snowden revelations prompt crisis of trust in Germany

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:02am by McClatchy

    ... that they had either quit or cut their time on Facebook because of spying fears. German television ads note the peace of mind and freedom that comes with e-mail that doesn't leave European servers. ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    Spying on mobile apps shows risks millions take each day in using them

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... bulletin board and “Candy Crush Saga”, the most popular game on Facebook, according to an analysis by Zscaler, an information security company. “Privacy is dead in the digital world that we live ... work of app developer entrepreneurs everywhere.” Jodi Seth, a spokeswoman for Facebook, said the company encrypts its mobile app data and pointed to two earlier statements defending its ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Snowden's leak about spies tapping apps fires tech privacy debate

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by GUARDIAN

    ... of that data? Here's the worst-case scenario: say you download an app or a game that asks you to log in with your Facebook account and accesses your GPS information. If the app silently logs ...




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