Tag Archives: National Security Agency

Is Secrecy Over?

– Is this not an incredible question? We’ve been bombarded over the past couple of decades with numerous cases of privacy compromise. But secrecy! Is nothing sacred anymore? Not if you read the November 12, 2017 New York Times article “Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A.…

Snowden’s Unknown Cache

– While it was not entirely unexpected, it did come as a shock to read that the National Security Agency (NSA) may never know the full extent of the information that Booz Allan contractor Edward Snowden stole. In a front page article in The New York Times of December 15, 2013, with the title…

Normative Cyber Security

– Joel Brenner’s new book, America the Vulnerable – Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare (The Penguin Press, 2011), is another book of the genre of Richard Clarke’s several volumes of non-fiction, such as his most recent book, published with Robert Knake, Cyber…

Is the End-User to Blame for the Lack of Security?

– I recently read James Bamford’s book The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, which, as the subtitle suggests, is a history and an exposé of the NSA (National Security Agency). It is certainly a book that should be read by privacy advocates and those…