The New York Times has published further details of last week’s leaked documents detailing the NSA’s program of sabotage to crypto products and standards. The new report confirms that the standard that the NSA sabotaged was the widely-suspected NIST Dual EC DRBG standard. The Times reports that the NSA then pushed its backdoored standard through the International Organization for Standardization and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment.
Some of the biggest news of last week was the NYT–Guardian–ProPublica collaboration that broke yet another major story on NSA surveillance. Each publication took their own route when it came to explaining why they decided to publish information from these leaked documents.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new iPhones, fielding a slick new top-end model along with one aimed at budget-conscious smartphone shoppers
How Google Helps Copyright Holders to Fight PiracyOver the past few years the entertainment industries have repeatedly asked Google to step up its game when it comes to anti-piracy efforts.
These remarks haven?t fallen on deaf ears and Google has implemented various new anti-piracy measures over the years.
Privacy is fundamental in an open democracy. Without privacy, there is no democracy. Security is also fundamental. Without security, there is no democracy, either. This creates a dilemma: A crucial public good is pitched against a core individual right. No society can maximize both at the same time. The consequence is that we, as a society, have to agree on a compromise, a balance.