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Report: NSA Knew About Heartbleed, Exploited It

Photo shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

UPI | Apr 14, 2014

The National Security Agency knew about the Heartbleed internet security bug for at least two years and not only said nothing, but exploited it, according to anonymous sources speaking to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reports the agency discovered the glitch shortly after its introduction and it "became a basic part of the agency's toolkit for stealing ... more

Call of Cyber Duty: Military Academies Take on NSA

United States Military Academy cadet Kiefer Ragay stands in a projection of data results, as he talks to fellow cadets at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Associated Press | Apr 10, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y.  — If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency. The annual Cybe... more

US Confirms Warrantless Searches of Americans

Associated Press | Apr 02, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration's top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday. These searches were autho... more

Obama to Propose Ending NSA's Phone Call Sweep

A sign stands outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Associated Press | Mar 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.  The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they d... more

China Demands Answers From US Over Spying Claims

Associated Press | Mar 24, 2014

BEIJING  -- China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions. Beijing is "gravely concerned" about the claims and demands that any such spying be stopped, Foreign ... more

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