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Tag Archives: national security

Encryption and the Dark Side

– The saga continues … as it should and will. A front page article appeared in the May 17, 2016 issue of The New York Times, by Paul Mozur and Jane Perlez, with the title “Chinese Panel Quietly Grills Silicon Valley: Apple and Others Face Security Checks.” It describes the retaliation that was…

Security vs. Safety vs. Privacy vs. Anonymity

– The recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have brought to the fore the ongoing discussion about privacy versus national security and personal safety. An article on the front page of the November 18, 2015 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Hughes, “Attacks To Fuel Spying Debate,” discusses the…

Huawei and National Availability … um … Security

– Siobhan Gorman wrote a front-page article “China Tech Giant Under Fire – Congressional Probe Says Huawei Poses National-Security Threat to the U.S” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal of October 8, 2012. The next day, she and Juro Osawa wrote an article with the not-unexpected title…

EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern

– I recently attended several conferences at which the issue of hardware malware – or compromised electronic circuitry – was brought up as a significant threat. There has been disquietude for some time with respect to evildoers purposely inserting circuitry into devices, such as point-of-sales…

Hope, Fear and Objectivity in National Security: Obama and Chertoff

– Whether or not Barack Obama was your candidate of choice, his Presidency has ushered in a positive response from around the globe. His supporters call this the politics of hope. And, it is in direct opposition to the outgoing US President Bush who’s political tactics are called the politics…