Brian Prince, of eWeek.com, in an article dated September 27, 2010 reports on the Obama Administration's proposal to require all Internet-based communication services (including BlackBerry, Facebook, and Skype) to permit the Government to eavesdrop on the conversation – provided it first obtains an Article III warrant. The article quotes Cindy Cohn, legal director of the […]
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Today's Wall Street Journal also has an article on Stuxnet: Computer Worm Hits Iran Power Plant. With any luck, below is a link to Google news results for "Stuxnet." There are thousands. Google.
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By: Charlie Savage of The New York Times Published: September 27, 2010. According to a New York Times article, the Obama Administration is expected to submit a bill to Congress next year that would require "all services that enable communications – including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software […]
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Iran Fights Malware Attacking Computers By DAVID E. SANGER Published: September 25, 2010 NY Times The agency that runs Iran’s nuclear facilities said that its engineers were trying to protect facilities from a virus. Excerpt fom the article: The New York Times reported in 2009 that President George W. Bush had authorized new efforts, including […]
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For background on this issue, please see my previous post. The ubiquitous Professor Chesney, now writing at lawfareblog.com, has once again beaten me to the draw by a few hours. I like him a lot, and he does us all a great service with his listserve and blogging, but I am suspicious that he doesn't sleep. […]
The Center for Strategic and International Studies interviewed General Keith B. Alexander , Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of Cyber Command in June of 2010. You can listen to a 10-minute podcast on CSIS's own web page, or right here, below. 100604_alexander_nsa Also, you can watch a 55 minute video of a […]
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The Economist has about the most cogent explanation I have seen of this interesting development and mystery. A cyber-missile aimed at Iran? Sep 24th 2010, 13:32 by T.S. THE internet is abuzz this week with speculation about Stuxnet, a "groundbreaking" computer worm that attacks industrial-control systems. Put that way, it doesn't sound very exciting. But […]
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Cyberwar Chief Calls for Secure Computer Network By THOM SHANKER Published: September 23, 2010 in the New York Times The new commander of the military’s cyberwarfare operations is advocating the creation of a separate, secure computer network to protect against attacks mounted over the Internet. It would provide to essential networks like those that tie […]
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Patrick Thibodeau, blogger and contributor for Computerworld, reports in an article dated September 23, 2010 that top lawyers from cloud vendors Microsoft, Google, Amazon.com, and many others, testified before Congress on the need to update the legal protections afforded to cloud-based computing systems. According to the lawyers, "The lack of such protections today is a […]
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Following up on yesterday's story, NPR has today (9/23/10) Seeing The Internet As An 'Information Weapon'. The story poses the question: "So why is there no arms control measure that would apply to the use of cyberweapons?" You can read the story here, or listen to the radio report below.
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