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surveillance-industrial complex


WikiLeaks files expose surveillance-industrial complex

WikiLeaks highlights surveillance-industrial complex, including French company selling a "centralized intelligence system gathering all information" from an entire country's network.

By December 1, 2011


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.

By September 20, 2014


Assange: Critics got lucky because NSA had no PR strategy

Though the WikiLeaks founder and critics like Edward Snowden were forced into exile, they took advantage of the previously-silent NSA's lack of experience at spinning public opinion, Assange told SXSW.

By March 8, 2014


Meet the 'Corporate Enemies of the Internet' for 2013

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.

By March 11, 2013


Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.

By December 20, 2012


Anonymous: Anti-surveillance protest tomorrow

The hacktivist group says a worldwide anti-surveillance protest will take a stand against what the ACLU has called "the surveillance-industrial complex."

By October 19, 2012


Hacking confab conjures visions of space-borne 'SOPA Wars'

At annual European conference, hackers dream of a DIY satellite-communications network that would sidestep Internet censorship. But in the ungoverned realm of space, what's to stop any country from shooting down the satellites?

By December 31, 2011


SOPA opponents may go nuclear and other 2012 predictions

When Google, Amazon.com, Facebook, and eBay turn their Web sites black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, you'll know they've become serious. It may actually happen. Plus: four other 2012 predictions.

By December 29, 2011


Controversy, confusion over Carrier IQ

week in review Mobile data-logger ignites privacy firestorm, while the FCC slams AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile. Also: Facebook settles with FTC.

By December 2, 2011


Demilitarizing cybersecurity (Q&A)

Security expert Gary McGraw says the U.S. obsession with cyberwar and its military approach to Internet security is dangerous.

By December 1, 2010