Items tagged with Guardian

One of the contentious issues that's swirled around the NSA since whistleblower Edward Snowden began leaking information on the organization's capabilities is exactly what it can -- or can't -- do. Snowden has stated that as a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, "I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you, or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President if I had a personal email." The NSA has strongly denied these claims,  arguing that it had neither the technological capability to engage in such monitoring nor the authority to do so. The... Read more...
Microsoft is smarting in the wake of the Guardian's discussion of how chummy it's gotten with the NSA over the past few years, and the company wants permission to clarify its relationship with the federal government. To that end, the company has sent a follow-up letter to the Attorney General's office, asking it to please address the petition it filed in court back on June 19. Redmond is undoubtedly smarting at the accolades being heaped on Yahoo and its repeated court battles on behalf of its users, and wants an opportunity to clear the air. The company's new letter to Eric Holder states: When... Read more...
For months, there've been questions regarding just how secure Skype's encryption was. After Microsoft bought the VOIP company it began moving to a more centralized node structure that made it easier to scale the product but at the cost of intrinsic security. Now, it seems such concerns were valid -- new leaked documents from The Guardian allege that the NSA has an effective backdoor to all of Microsoft's online products including Skype, Outlook, and SkyDrive. While The Guardian doesn't have any slides to show this time around, it suggests that Microsoft has gone beyond the minimal amount of grudging... Read more...
Good evening friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  It looks as if fall has arrived here in the Canadian portion of the HH labs.  With a small amount of frost on the grass this morning, the leaves should soon be hitting the ground very shortly.  Though raking is not my favourite job, I surely enjoy the fantastic visuals that come along with this season.    NZXT Guardian Case Review @ ExtensionTech.net "Having seen a NZXT Guardian case previous to the influx of reviews on the internet, I quickly contacted NZXT for a review sample. I was excited, because I had not... Read more...
Good evening my friends :)  I am going to keep the banter to a minimum tonight due to family plans.  So, on with the show... NZXT Guardian ATX Case @ Controlled-Insanity PC Mods "There are so many "pre-mod" cases available today, that sometimes it's tough to find one that stands out from the rest. Recently, a very unique case arrived on my doorstep, and this one clearly stands out! Sent over by NZXT, this innovative new case is going to turn a lot of heads. NZXT is fairly new to the market, and the Guardian is their first product, so let's see what kind of impression it... Read more...