NSA metadata collection is illegal, SKYNET is real, Microsoft axes Patch Tuesday

The NSA Program to collect bulk call data “metadata” has been ruled illegal by an appeals court. Leaked documents uncover SKYNET – an NSA program to target terrorists with such metadata. And Microsoft ends its monthly sysadmin-happy-fun-time which was Patch Tuesday.

 

Links:

 

NSA collecting bulk call data illegal:

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/07/404898259/federal-court-bulk-collection-of-phone-metadata-is-illegal

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/05/usa-freedom-act-desperately-important-laughably-pathetic/

http://www.judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/usa-freedom-act

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/07/second-circuit-rules-mostly-symbolically-that-current-text-of-section-215-doesnt-authorize-bulk-surveillance/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKBN0NS1IN20150507

 

SKYNET:

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/nsa-actual-skynet-program/

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/08/u-s-government-designated-prominent-al-jazeera-journalist-al-qaeda-member-put-watch-list/

 

Bye Bye Patch Tuesday:

http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-discontinues-patch-tuesday-updates/article/413482/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2483710,00.asp

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/04/announcing-windows-update-for-business/

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