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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How browser extensions steal logins & browsing habits; conduct corporate espionage / Bo... - 0 views

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    "Seemingly harmless browser extensions that generate emojis, enlarge thumbnails, help you debug Javascript errors and other common utilities routinely run secret background processes that collect and retransmit your login credentials, private URLs that grant access to sensitive files, corporate secrets, full PDFs and other personally identifying, potentially compromising data."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Latest Leak Shows NSA Engaging In Economic Espionage -- Not Fighting Terrorism | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "As more and more information about the NSA's global surveillance capabilities emerges through leaks of material obtained by Edward Snowden, the US authorities have been playing the terrorist card heavily. That is, they concede that they have been spying on pretty much everyone, but claim that it was only to fight terrorism, and thus to save lives. In particular, the NSA insists it is not spying on anyone for the purposes of industrial espionage -- here's what it wrote in an email to the Washington Post on the subject just a couple of weeks ago: "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Is The US Using Prism To Engage In Commercial Espionage Against Germany And Others? | T... - 2 views

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    "from the well,-that-would-be-different dept As we noted last week, one of the key claims following the revelations about the Prism program was that it was aimed at those outside the US, and that US citizens were caught up in it only incidentally. A further leak concerned the Boundless Informant analysis tool, one of whose maps showed which regions of the world were subject to most surveillance. Along with obvious hotspots like Iran and Pakistan, Germany too was among those of particular interest, as was the US (whoops.) A story on reason.com offers a clue as to why that might be. "
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