NSA

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, Teodoro Daniel Misael V. Llamanzares has come to the limelight of Philippine politics. For “Neil” – that’s his moniker — who had held a top secret job in the United States, he’d be expected to avoid publicity, let alone people spying into his background. That would certainly make him uneasy because his former employer, Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), happens Read More …

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By Philip Dorling Brisbane Times Pine Gap remains an enduring symbol of the unshakeable bond between Australian and US intelligence services. It’s a piece of America. At least that’s the vibe in the large cafeteria at the top secret Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs. Half of the intelligence base’s personnel are Australians; but American tastes dominate the menu according to those Read More …

Edward Snowden

By Eligio Abellera Recently, I wrote about the so called “trifecta of scandals”. At the risk of alienating further my conservative cyber-acquaintances and “frienemies”, here we go again. To date, there has no been no indication of any crime committed that would approach anywhere close to that of Watergate. The alleged link to the Executive branch of the government to any wrong doing has been Read More …

Hacking

By Erick San Juan Last month, computer geeks attended the world’s largest annual hacking party in Las Vegas and had a rare chance to rub shoulders with the head of the U.S. National Security Agency. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the NSA spoke at the DEFCON (Defense Control) Conference(Reuters 7/20/12).  More than 15,000 hackers worldwide attended it’s 20th anniversary of the first hacking event that was Read More …