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Snowden may go to Germany to testify in parliamentary investigation on NSA spying

Snowden may go to Germany to testify in parliamentary investigation on NSA spying

Edward Snowden is currently living in Russia where he was granted asylum after leaking sensitive US documents having to do with PRISM and fleeing the country. Reports indicate that Snowden may be invited to Germany to testify as a witness against the United States National Security Agency. A parliamentary investigation into alleged spying by the NSA is being held in Germany.

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Lavabit and Silent Circle team up for open source tool to make spy-proof email

Lavabit and Silent Circle team up for open source tool to make spy-proof email

As we've previously reported, both Lavabit and Silent Circle have shut down their encrypted email services in recent times, with Lavabit having been shut down due to government demands and Silent Circle shuttering its email service as a preemptive strike against the same sort of problems. Now the two have joined forces as the first two members of the Dark Mail Alliance, aiming to provide an open source tool for encrypting any email service.

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Hacker charged for mining data from US Missile Defense Agency, NASA

Hacker charged for mining data from US Missile Defense Agency, NASA

Every now and again, something happens that causes one to question whether common sense is as common as believed, not the least of which is when someone brags in a public space about doing something illegal. Such was the case regarding Lauri Love, a British man who has been charged for hacking both NASA and the US military alongside hacking compatriots and then boasting about doing so on Twitter.

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Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei, alongside with ZTE, has been the subject of concerns and scrutiny by the United States government and others, with fears revolving around possible spying that could be taking place on behalf of the Chinese government. The maker has previously been banned from use on Australia's National Broadband Network, something that was recently reviewed with the anticipation that the block would be ended. Such was not the case, however.

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NSA website goes down for reasons unknown

NSA website goes down for reasons unknown

The NSA has been a big source of controversy this year, having been responsible for a variety of spying activities both domestically and abroad. The agency's activities were brought to light in several Edward Snowden leaks, among others, and the legality of such measures have been the source of much public discussion. Now the tables have turned a bit, with the agency's website going down today. The reasons for the outage are unknown, but the agency says it wasn't caused by hacking.

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Affordable Care Act website set to be fixed by November’s end

Affordable Care Act website set to be fixed by November’s end

This afternoon the folks responsible for taking care of repairs on the US Government Affordable Care Act website suggested that they'd have it up and running by the end of November. This comes after a bit of a breakdown in the workings of the site earlier this month, with QSSI at the center of the issue. A conference call with official Jeffrey Zients suggested that Quality Software Services Inc would be service as general contractor to oversee repairs to what's commonly referred to as the "Obamacare" insurance marketplace website.

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