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  1. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    NSA planned automated counter-strikes for cyberattacks, says Snowden

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:56am

    ... charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into US companies to gain trade secrets. Snowden also told the magazine that the NSA tried to hack into a major Syrian internet router in 2012 during the middle of the country’s civil war. But he said the NSA mistakenly “bricked” the router – computer-speak for rendering it useless – temporarily crippling internet access ...

  2. News - World - SECRECY

    US internet experts seek to rewrite web security after disclosure of NSA cracking codes

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Experts push for rewrite of internet security in wake of Snowden documents, revealing how US agency can break encryption codes on websites 'Web needs revamp' after NSA disclosure Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite web security in the wake of disclosures that the US National Security Agency has developed ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    US and British spy agencies crack internet encryption technology

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 04:29pm by AP

    ... agencies have cracked much of the encryption technology that billions of internet users rely on to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to documents revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. For the past decade, NSA has led an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used internet encryption technologies According to reports published ...

  4. News - World

    'Monster' plan to automate cyberspy hunt risked sparking war, Snowden says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:52pm by AP

    ... the magazine that the NSA tried to hack into a major Syrian internet router amid the country's civil war. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World needs a new set of internet protocols, post Snowden affair

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by YUN TANG

    ... their privacy for safety, and how can they curb government overreach? The US is the birthplace of modern science and technology giants that created the internet communication devices we use today. ... However, at the same time, Snowden's revelations marked the ascendency of the internet as the fifth branch of power, after the media and the three branches of government. For the first time ...

  6. News - China

    World Peace Forum experts call for global effort to boost internet security

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com 'Global effort needed to increase security' Common criminal or much-needed whistle-blower? The Edward Snowden case divided opinion among the dignitaries, diplomats and academics at the World Peace Forum in Beijing. But they all agreed that international collaboration was needed to draw up ground rules to make the internet more secure. Roy ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's internet exchange offers snoopers rich pickings

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Web hub offers snoopers rich pickings There's no sign on the door of the Hong Kong Internet Exchange. The grey, bunker-like structure could easily pass for any other building ... of life. On the ground floor, faded pink curtains hang, covering every small pane of glass. Passers-by may not instantly realise it, but the exchange is the backbone of Hong Kong's internet ...

  8. News - World

    New slides detail how NSA collects data from US internet firms

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Agency's PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that collects data on foreign surveillance targets from the systems of nine participating internet companies. The newly published ... or internet chat services, as well as to analyse stored data. The 41-slide PowerPoint was leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to The Guardian and the Washington Post , with both news ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Post-Snowden, a war looms on the internet, but Hong Kong can act to stop it

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... and subjugate rather than unite and liberate. The dangers of a new war - the Code War - loom large on the internet horizon. Cybersecurity is by far the single greatest economic, educational, social, political, legal and international challenge we face today. Unless an international code to govern acceptable behaviour of internet users is discussed, devised, understood and accepted ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    It's tough to trace hackers, says internet security expert

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, JOSHUA BUT

    ... As the Hong Kong government asks the US to clarify Edward Snowden's claims of hacking in the city, an internet security expert says it's tough to trace when hackers attack, where ... internet security firm FireEye. If the Hong Kong government was using a US-developed computer operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, a US hacker would likely know how to break ...




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