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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

    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Tech chiefs meet Obama over fears NSA spying row hurting business

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by WASHPOST

    ... industries, especially in lucrative overseas markets. The global backlash to revelations about NSA surveillance has become a top concern for hi-tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, ... as "part of a continuing dialogue on issues surrounding intelligence, technology and privacy", it did not satisfy all those participating. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who ...

  5. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    Ordinary internet users caught up in NSA surveillance web, probe reveals

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Facebook, Google and five other internet companies. Among the data stored from people who have crossed a target's path are medical records sent from one family member to another, résumés from ...

  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Cisco chief Chambers complains to Obama over NSA spying practices

    Posted May 19th 2014, 08:53pm by AFP

    ... to then not interfere with the lawful delivery of our products." Several players in the US tech sector have already registered about the NSA's vast online surveillance programme. Facebook founder Mark ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Mark Zuckerberg: US spy revelations have hurt web trust

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will keep pressing for more transparency on NSA programmes Revelations about the US government’s secret surveillance programmes has had a big impact on “trust metrics” of internet companies like Facebook, the social network chief Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Washington forum, Zuckerberg said ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Brazil's plan for local internet data storage hits opposition

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... chamber of Congress as early as this week. The requirement for in-country data storage is opposed by companies such as Google and Facebook, which contend that it would increase their costs and erect unnecessary barriers in what is supposed to be a frontier-free world wide web. If passed, the new law could impact the way Google, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies operate ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    France investigates US spying on ‘personal data’

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

    ... Google, Paltak, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple in the alleged espionage. PRISM is said to give the US National Security Agency and FBI easy access to the systems of nine of the world's top internet companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Skype. A lawyer for the two groups, Emmanuel Daoud, said they wanted to determine whether these firms had ...

  10. 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. ...




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