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