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Secret US cyber actions exposed by Snowden leaks demand much larger debate

In April 2009, Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, took the stage at the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco for a keynote address. He told the crowd of thousands: “The NSA does not want to run cyber security for the government.” Instead, he said, the job of protecting U.S. infrastructure is […]

China behind Snowden’s HK exit

Posted in the Australian Financial Review today. “From China’s point if view, analysts said, the departure of Mr Snowden solved two concerns: how to prevent Beijing’s relationship with the United States from being ensnared in a long legal wrangle in Hong Kong over Snowden, and how to deal with a Chinese public that widely regards […]

Snowden claims NSA went on hacking spree in China

The United States has systematically attacked networks and computer systems in China and Hong Kong for years, according to claims laid by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency employee who leaked details about the clandestine global PRISM bulk surveillance scheme. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Snowden said the PRISM surveillance programme extended to […]