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Dutch intelligence reportedly hacked Russian election hackers in 2014

As if the story of the 2016 election and associated cyberattacks wasn't already complicated enough, new information now suggests that Dutch intelligence has for years been aware of, and sharing, infor

Here’s what rumored Trump CIA pick Tom Cotton thinks about surveillance, Russia and other issues

As rumors build that the Trump administration plans to boot Rex Tillerson from his post atop the State Department in order to replace him with Mike Pompeo, it's worth examining who would lead the CIA

AWS launches a Secret region for the U.S. intelligence community

Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret Region

Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goalpost has moved forward and indexing

The CIA is really, really mad at WikiLeaks

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went off on WikiLeaks. Pompeo is pretty mad about that whole Vault 7 hacking tools data dump, it looks li

WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits

WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods allegedly used by the agency to access Apple devices and upload data. Most of t

Names and definitions of leaked CIA hacking tools

The WikiLeaks-hosted "Vault7" collection of documents allegedly leaked from within the CIA's Computer Operations Group is a messy mix of jargon, incomplete info and broken links. So for your convenien

Alleged CIA leak re-demonstrates the dangers of smart TVs

WikiLeaks published today notes on what it alleges are a large set of CIA hacking tools. Among the dump was a tool developed by the CIA and MI5 that attempted to turn certain Samsung smart TVs into re

WikiLeaks publishes data trove claiming to detail CIA hacking methods

WikiLeaks is at it again. A massive new set of documents believed to be legitimate just hit the organization's website. Called "Vault 7," the initial data dump is said to include more than 8,000 files

Former NSA and CIA Director General Michael Hayden to appear at Disrupt NY 2016

If you’re looking for a supremely qualified intelligence figure to talk to about the current state of technology, policy and intelligence, you could do worse than retired four-star Air Force Ge

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 Wolv

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,

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

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

Remember <a href="http://connectify.me/">Connectify</a>? The downloadable software <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/30/secret-software-turns-win-7-into-a-wi-fi-access-point/">that turns PC

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