cia

  • Notes From Crazytown, Day Two: How To Fix Everything

    Notes From Crazytown, Day Two: How To Fix Everything

    Did you know the CIA has a venture fund? Of course the CIA has a venture fund. It’s called In-Q-Tel, and yesterday its Chief Information Security Officer, Dan Geer, a world-weary man with white Wolverine sideburns, stepped forth from the shadows to give the keynote address at Black Hat. It was a remarkable speech and I want to signal-boost it. Read More

  • CIA Accused Of Spying On Intelligence Committee

    CIA Accused Of Spying On Intelligence Committee

    Senator Mark Udall has written a blistering letter to President Barack Obama, claiming he knew of the “unprecedented action” of CIA spying on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which had prepared a critical 6,000-page report of torture policies. “As you are aware, the CIA has recently taken unprecedented action against the Committee in relation to the internal… Read More

  • Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

    Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

    India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world. It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and security advocates and others. The latest development this week concerned… Read More

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT – The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA

    Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT – The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA

    Remember Connectify? The downloadable software that turns PCs into Wi-Fi hotspots in just a few minutes? It looks like the company now has a new investor: In-Q-Tel (IQT), which just so happens to be the strategic investment firm that seeks out new technologies for the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the CIA. Read More

  • Classy CIA exploit makes you part of the .GOV

    In line with the government-certified 8GB flash drive we just posted here’s a fun trick you can play on your local G-Men. There’s a search exploit at cia.gov that lets you type in any URL and have it pop up under the cia.gov URL. Great for phishing and scamming, kids, and even more fun for procuring government funds for your blog. Read More