UK’s NCSC says national security risk from equipment from China’s ZTE cannot be mitigated | #TpromoCom #China #Telco #Spy | Britain’s main cyber security agency said on Monday it had written to organizations in the UK’s telecommunications sector warning them about using services or equipment from Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp.
“NCSC assess that the national security risks arising from the use of ZTE equipment or services within the context of the existing UK telecommunications infrastructure cannot be mitigated,” said Ian Levy, the Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Center.
As the cold war with China heats up, it’s obvious that there’s no length to which either side will go to stay ahead of the other. And then again, I recall shipments of digital telco switches that were shipped to China from the United States in the 1990’s that had “back doors” installed in the software. Tit for tat is the name of the game and we’re going to see a whole lot more of this in the near future. –Al Colombo
WHO IS TRACKING D.C. CELL PHONES? | #TpromoCom #DHS #Spy #Government | HOMELAND SECURITY CONFIRMS FINDING SURVEILLANCE DEVICES IN WASHINGTON
An undisclosed number of surveillance devices known as “Stingrays”—used to track and intercept smartphone communications by posing as legitimate cell towers—are suspected to be in operation across Washington D.C., leading to fears foreign governments are using them to snoop on the capitol.
Homeland Security revealed in a March 26 response to Democratic senator Ron Wyden that its National Protection and Programs Directorate [NPPD] had spotted “anomalous activity…that appears to be consistent with International Mobile Subscriber Identity [IMSI] catchers,”—the formal name for the technology. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Data Scandal Intensifies | #TpromoCom #Facebook #DataBreach #Political | Regulators, attorneys general and lawmakers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada continue to spring into action to try and unravel the events that led to the personal information of as many as 60 million Facebook users leaking to a voter-profiling firm.
“Why am I not at all surprised that Facebook would leak personal information belonging to 60M Facebook members to a political profiling oriented firm? It makes perfect sense if you think about it, especially since we know how Facebook interfered with a major presidential election on behalf of Obama” says Al Colombo, owner and operator of www.SecurityeNews.com.
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White Paper: Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management | #TpromoCom #SmartPhone #EmergencyManagement #EmergencyNotification | When emergencies strike, there’s really no time to plan your next move. By then, the time for planning is past and now you’re forced to second guess your next action. If you’re in a position of responsibility for the safety and security of visitors, workers, and others within a structure, campus, or some other venue of mass importance, “Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management” is a must read. To download your copy of “Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management”, click here: http://bit.ly/2EkIgfO
National security expert Frances Fragos Townsend to discuss current threats at ABA breakfast | #TpromoCom #NationalSecurity #security #customs #privacy | Businesses and government agencies in the United States are under increasing threat of cybersecurity hacks and intellectual property theft. Frances Fragos Townsend, former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, will discuss current national security threats at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
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50th Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to Discuss National Security Threat | #TpromoCom #Gingrich #nationalsecurity # | of Aluminum Imports on Jan. 10 at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.
CTTF (China Trade Task Force), will hold a high-profile media event at the National Press Club to discuss the threat posed to U.S. national security by the significant deterioration of the U.S. primary aluminum industry and the need to adjust imports for the industry to restart idled production. In recent months, President Trump initiated a Section 232 national security investigation to explore the threats posed to the U.S. national and economic security by the continued deterioration of the U.S. aluminum industry due to the ongoing global excess capacity crisis. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.
National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers To Retire | #TpromoCom #nationalsecurity #NSA #government | National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers has announced plans to retire this spring and has said he expected a successor to be nominated and approved by the U.S. Senate this month, according to a report on Friday.
You tell me whether Rogers’ eyes tell more than the title of this story. –Al Colombo . To read the remainder of this news story, click here.
SNOWDEN’S NEW APP TURNS YOUR PHONE INTO A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM | #TpromoCom #snowden #security #app |
YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid personwill remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world’s most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or journalists in repressive regimes, have to fear not just hacking and online surveillance, but the reality that police, intelligence agents, or other intruders can simply break into your home, office, or hotel room. They can tamper with your computers, steal them, or bodily detain you until you cough up passwords or other secrets.
To help combat that threat, one of the world’s most well-known activists against digital surveillance has released what’s intended to be a cheap, mobile, and flexible version of a physical security system. On Friday, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and its president, famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app designed to transform any Android phone into a kind of all-purpose sensor for detecting intrusions.
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