July 14, 2013 |
The Commerce Department said the cyberattack on its job-development bureau was so vicious that the agency's entire computer network had been put at risk. Federal officials were so worried the infection would spread to economically sensitive information that 200 employees had to spend months without e-mail or access to Internet servers and databases. BlackBerrys were abandoned, and there was no Internet communication with regional offices. Officials spent almost $3 million to destroy computers, hire...
June 30, 2013 |
If I could, I would repeal the Internet. It is the technological marvel of the age, but it is not — as most people imagine — a symbol of progress. Just the opposite. We would be better off without it. I grant its astonishing capabilities: the instant access to vast amounts of information, the pleasures of YouTube and iTunes, the convenience of GPS and much more. But the Internet's benefits are relatively modest compared with previous transformative technologies, and it brings with it a terrifying danger: cyberwar.
June 25, 2013 |
Google and the E.U.: A key adviser to the European Union's top court said Tuesday that the search giant does not have to remove personal data from its search results. The case involves a complaint from a Spanish man who asked that links to content about him having his house repossessed 10 years ago be removed from Google's search engines. His complaint was upheld by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, and later moved to the European Court of Justice. As the BBC...
June 14, 2013 |
Richard A. Clarke, the chairman of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, was special adviser to the president for cybersecurity in the George W. Bush administration. Steve Andreasen, a consultant to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, was the National Security Council's staff director for defense policy and arms control from 1993 to 2001. "We will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy and urge others to do the same. " — Barack Obama, Prague, April...
June 13, 2013 |
HONG KONG —For days the reaction in mainland China to the presence in this city of Edward Snowden, who has confessed to leaking information about secret U.S. surveillance programs, was almost total indifference. Now, with his claim that the U.S. government has been hacking Chinese institutions for years, he has the country's attention. Snowden's latest comments, from an interview posted late Wednesday on the Web site of the South China Morning Post, were a hot topic on...
May 29, 2013 |
BEIJING — China on Wednesday again denied that it has used cyberattacks to steal U.S. military and business secrets, after new accusa tions were leveled this week. "China opposes all forms of cyberattacks. China is also a victim of hacking," Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said during a news briefing previewing Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with President Obama next week . Zheng noted that China and the United States have agreed to set up a working group to regularly...