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Obama's NSA panel recommends new hands on the reins of same old mass data collection

Obama's NSA panel recommends new hands on the reins of same old mass data collection

The White House on Wednesday released a 303-page report from a panel of presidential advisors who recommended that, among other things, the NSA's massive data trawling carry on, but that the data be kept in private hands for "queries and data mining" only by court order.

President Obama to propose "self-restraint" on NSA

President Obama to propose "self-restraint" on NSA

Without going into detail, US President Barack Obama has said that he'll propose "some self-restraint" to the National Security Agency (NSA) in order to rein in rampant snooping.

iPhones are off limits to President Obama for "security reasons"

iPhones are off limits to President Obama for "security reasons"

US President Barack Obama is stuck using a BlackBerry. He actually fought for the right to keep using it when he first got to office in 2009. Let's hope he still likes the gadget, because the powers that be obviously don't think Apple's security profile is president-worthy.

President Obama orders review of NSA spying

President Obama orders review of NSA spying

US President Barack Obama has initiated a review to make sure that the NSA is doing what it should be doing, as opposed to doing whatever it can do with its continues-to-amaze data-vacuuming capabilities.

Associated Press Twitter hack spreads fake White House bomb story, pushes down Dow Jones

With just under two million followers, AP's Twitter account has a wide reach, and is influential.

Influential enough, it seems, that a false rumour from the AP feed can have a visible affect on the stock market.

Secret legal review grants US president broad power to launch internet attacks

A secret legal review of the US's growing pile of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has "broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad."

FBI intent on sniffing out those who leaked possible US Stuxnet role

Stuxnet: The FBI is intent on sniffing out those who leaked details of America's anti-Iran virus

Federal investigators in the US are tightening the screws on former senior government officials who might have leaked info about the Stuxnet worm.

How Twitter users can fake a verified account - and how you can tell the difference

How to fake a verified account on Twitter

Learn a simple way to fool other Twitter users into thinking your account is verified..

And discover how you can tell the difference between a fake verified Twitter account and the real deal.

US Election voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook

US Election voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook

Facebook users are mistakenly sharing a warning with each other about how to behave in voting booths during today's elections for the American presidency.

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

The Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world, claims the New York Times.

Fox News Twitter account announces Barack Obama dead after hack

Fox News Twitter account announces Barack Obama dead after hack

A Twitter account belonging to Fox News has been hacked and posted false stories claiming that Barack Obama has been assassinated.

The President is finally taking charge? No, a Facebook phishing attack

The President is finally taking charge? No, a Facebook phishing attack

Phishers are after your Facebook login details again, this time by spreading a link which purports to be a video of Barack Obama.

Obama: Gary McKinnon's fate is in the hands of the British legal system

Obama calls for change to NSA's bulk phone record collection

Barack Obama has said that the decision as to whether hacker Gary McKinnon should be extradited to the United States lies with the British legal system.

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Mobile phone users could soon find themselves receiving emergency text messages warning them of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, under plans announced in the United States.

The truth about the Facebook Knob Face worm

The truth about the Facebook Knob Face worm

Humans - dontcha just love 'em? And there are about 500 million of them on Facebook, and occasionally they try and help their fellow homo sapiens by sharing warnings about a new virus or worm storming across the network. Here's Read more…

Resignation of Barack Obama virus hoax

Resignation of Barack Obama virus hoax

Once again a virus hoax is spreading quickly over the internet, forwarded by well-intentioned folk who really should have spent more time researching whether the warning was genuine or not. The warning tells people to look out for emails which Read more…

Barack's donor data may be safe, but site was not properly secured

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On Monday this week I reported on donate.barackobama.com being hacked. While Blue State Digital and the Democratic Nationinal Committee may disagree, I stand by the statement. It was clear that something was incorrectly configured, whether the data that was exposed Read more…

Barack Obama hacked by SQL injection

Barack Obama hacked by SQL injection

This story has been updated with content that supersedes much of the original content. Updates are found at the bottom of the story Hackers disclosed this morning that they have been able to compromise BarackObama.com through a SQL injection attack. Read more…

President Obama wants you to protect your computer

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It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, and Barack Obama himself has been roped-in to encourage computer users to defend their computers and protect themselves against the threat of malware, hackers, spammers and identity thieves online. Disappointingly, despite Read more…

Iranian media falls for Obama BlackBerry hack hoax

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A news website in Iran has been left with egg on its face after falling for a "joke" story about Barack Obama's BlackBerry being hacked, and secret emails between the US President and his closest aides being released to the Read more…