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Homeland Security confirmed Russians targeted nearly half the U.S. for election hacks.

Add this to your file on "The Russian government tried to destroy the election integrity of the United States last year." A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed in a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that they have evidence Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states. SEE ALSO: ...

- Mashable! - US

How The Guardian Lost America.

The Guardian’s US newsroom didn’t become the voice of the Bernie left during the election. It didn’t break huge campaign scoops. Years after winning a Pulitzer for the Edward Snowden story, Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment ...

- BuzzFeed - US

Wired: How an entire nation became Russia's test lab for cyberwar.

The clocks read zero when the lights went out. It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch with his wife and teenage son in the living room of their Kyiv apartment. The 40-year-old Ukrainian cybersecurity researcher and his family were an hour into Oliver Stone’s film Snowden ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Oversight Report Shows NSA Failed To Secure Its Systems Following The Snowden Leaks.

It appears the NSA hasn't learned much since Ed Snowden left with several thousands of its super-secret documents. Agency officials were quick to claim the leaks would cause untold amounts of damage, but behind the scenes, not much was being done to make sure it didn't happen again. A Defense Department Inspector General's ...

- Techdirt - US

Centre looking at Kashmir issue through security prism: Farooq.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said the Centre was "repeating its mistake" of looking at the Kashmir issue through the "security prism".He reiterated his demand for a dialogue with all stakeholders including Pakistan to address the crisis in the Valley. "Today Kashmiris are annoyed with New Delhi as ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

OHB Italia sign contract to launch PRISMA Italian satellite with Arianespace.

Paris, France Jun 20, 2017 OHB Italia Spa and Arianespace have announced the signature of the launch contract for the Italian Space Agency's PRISMA satellite. The launch will be carried out by a Vega rocket in 2018 from the Guiana Space Center, within the scope of a contract signed by OHB Italia Spa on behalf of the Italian ...

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NSA had NFI about opsec: 2016 audit found laughably bad security.

Unlocked racks. No 2FA. No access control lists. No wonder Snowden got away with it Second-rate opsec remained pervasive at the United States' National Security Agency, according to an August 2016 review now released under Freedom of Information laws.…

- TheRegister - UK

Anything Is Possible explores the puzzling complexity of relationships.

The lives here are prisms, held up to the light and flashing out an infinite spectrum of interpretation. Pete knows his sister is coming home. Or, at least, towards home: she is heading to Chicago on a book tour, and Chicago is not so far from Amgash, where they grew up, where Pete still lives. He has not seen his sister ...

- New Statesman - UK

The NSA has a Github account now.

The National Security Agency is amongst the most secretive of the US' intelligence agencies. It employs genius-level coders and mathematicians in order to break codes, gather information on adversaries, and defend the country against digital threats. Unsurprisingly, the NSA has always to preferred to work in the dark. But ...

- The Next Web - US

Microsoft's Patching Windows XP Bugs, and More Security News This Week.

Microsoft's patching Windows XP, an anonymous tech company fought back against PRISM, and more of the week's most important security news.

- Wired Magazine - US

Snowden's Former Employer Under Criminal Investigation For Fraudulent Billing.

McGruber writes: Booz Allen Hamilton, the contracting firm that was Edward Snowden's employer when he leaked classified information from the NSA has announced that it is under a federal civil and criminal investigation of its billing practices. The disclosure in a regulatory filing sent shares of parent company Booz Allen ...

- Slashdot - US

Post-Snowden Efforts to Secure N.S.A. Data Fell Short, Report Says

The agency failed to limit the number of people with access to top-secret data as it tried to prevent another security breach, the Pentagon watchdog found.

- New York Times - US

Putin offers Comey asylum in Moscow

Russian President and funnyman Vladimir Putin joked today that if fired FBI director Jim Comey feels persecuted by U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia will grant him asylum as it has with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

- Boing Boing - US

Putin makes fun of Comey's testimony about Trump

Russia's president jokes that the former FBI chief could get asylum in Russia like Edward Snowden.

- BBC - UK

Help Wanted: National Security and State Department Reporter

TNI Staff Help Wanted, The National Interest, a prominent print and online magazine focusing on international affairs, foreign policy, national security, domestic politics and more is searching for a national security reporter to join our editorial team. This position is based in Washington, D.C. This exciting position ...

- The National Interest - US

Comey Testimony a Prism for Viewing American Politics

For some, Thursday’s testimony by James Comey was a moment of drama about President Trump. For others it was a reflection that American governance had veered off the rails.

- New York Times - US

Cranes skipper Odongo will not see things in narrow prism

It all starts tomorrow when the Rugby Cranes entertain the Kenya Simbas in the first leg of this year's Elgon Cup

- Daily Monitor - UG

Hong Kong Rejects Asylum for Snowden Helpers

Expand Protesters supporting Edward Snowden confront policemen as they demand that US President Barack Obama grant Snowden a pardon, outside the US Consulate in Hong Kong, China, on September 25, 2016. © 2016 Reuters – Seven people who sheltered the whistleblower Edward Snowden in June 2013 are at risk of return to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Hong Kong Rejects Asylum for Snowden Helpers

– Seven people who sheltered the whistleblower Edward Snowden in June 2013 are at risk of return to torture and persecution at home, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 11, 2017, the Hong Kong Immigration Department rejected their asylum claim; their lawyers are in the process of appealing the decision and pursuing a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US