Topic: national security agency

NSA

The NSA launches GitHub account

The government agency known for its secrecy is shedding some light on its work this week. The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined GitHub with more than 30 open source projects as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. “The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) works with agency innovators who wish to use this collaborative … continue reading

The Linux Code of Conflict, the TechHire Initiative, and Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2015

Linus Torvalds wants Linux developers to play nicer. The Linux creator has proposed a small kernel patch called the Code of Conflict, providing discourse guidelines for the kernel community and laying out mediation steps if anyone feels threatened. “The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared to ‘traditional’ ways of developing software,” … continue reading

EFF takes its NSA fight to court

Ever since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed the agency’s online surveillance activities, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been working to increase cybersecurity and defend online rights. Today, the EFF will continue its fight against the NSA, arguing that the NSA’s data collection is unconstitutional before U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in … continue reading

NSA releases automated data flow software as open source

The National Security Agency has released the first in a series of software products by its Technology Transfer Program (TTP) to the open-source community. Niagarafiles, also known as NiFi, automates high-volume data flows among computer networks, even if data formats and protocols differ. The technology “provides a way to prioritize data flows more effectively and … continue reading

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