In the wake of the ISIS attack on Paris, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is advocating a fast-tracking of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. The DIPB a controversial new piece of legislation which will expand the British government’s legal abilities to monitor Internet usage within the UK.
The attack, which claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians in multiple locations and was reportedly orchestrated via the PlayStation Network, shocked the world Friday night and led governments around the world to consider their own security in the face of ISIS, including Britain. Most vocally in support of the DIPB over the weekend was Lord Carlile, who formerly acted as an [...]
When Edward Snowden leaked his massive trove of stolen NSA documents to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, one of the startling revelations was that the NSA had even decided to snoop into gaming networks such as Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. These are perceived as the domain of children, many thought, and thus shame on the NSA for not even leaving kids out of all this.
But according to Belgian officials, who confiscated a console in Brussels over the weekend which they believe to have been involved in the attacks on Paris, the NSA’s program wasn’t so far off the mark. As it turns out, the very proprietary nature of the PSN makes it difficult for spies to [...]