Has Big Brother gone Global?

Published: 2011-01-12
Last Updated: 2011-01-12 13:45:46 UTC
by Richard Porter (Version: 1)
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According to a blog post by Neal Ungerleider from Monday Jan 10, 2011 the Tunsinian Government may be harvesting or hacking information from Gmail accounts and or Facebook accounts.

This goes to show the moment it is in the “cloud” it is no longer private. If you want something private, encrypt it. Most of us at the ISC follow the “front page” rule. If you write it, treat it like the information is on the front page of your national newspaper.


Going back to last year, the US National Security Agency considers their network untrustworthy.


Richard Porter

--- ISC Handler on Duty

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Should read Tunisian not Tunsinian :-)
"... the Tunsinian Government may be harvesting or hacking information..."
[Not much longer, methinks.]
FYI: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110114/ap_on_bi_ge/af_tunisia_riots
Jan. 14, 2011 TUNIS, Tunisia – "Violent anti-government protests drove Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power Friday after 23 years of iron-fisted rule, as anger over soaring unemployment and corruption spilled into the streets..."
Then they need to get in line (they should bring a good book...)
FYI: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/25/tunisia_facebook_password_slurping/
25th January 2011 - "Malicious code injected into Tunisian versions of Facebook, Gmail, and Yahoo! stole login credentials of users critical of the North African nation's authoritarian government... The rogue JavaScript, which was individually customized to steal passwords for each site, worked when users tried to login without availing themselves of the secure sockets layer protection designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. It was found injected into Tunisian versions of Facebook, Gmail, and Yahoo! in late December, around the same time that protestors began demanding the ouster of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the president who ruled the country from 1987 until his ouster 10 days ago..."

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