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WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service photographs all mail processed nationwide in a program similar to U.S. electronic surveillance, officials and security experts say.

Candidates offer little change to privacy protection in coming administration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Since Sept. 11, 2001, the government has begun to scrutinize the vast quantities of electronic data created by everyday consumer actions like credit card purchases, looking for patterns and links that might indicate terrorist planning.

Hacker swipes Air Force officers' data

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A hacker stole personal information on half of the officers in the U.S. Air Force by using a legitimate user's log-in information, a report said.

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NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- A California computer security expert is warning about a new computer virus that tells hackers about the latest weaknesses in computer networks.

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Experts:U.S. security fundamentally flawed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Americans must make a complete change in how they approach security policy and how they act to protect vital facilities and infrastructure in order for such eff
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Bruce Schneier (born January 15, 1963, pronounced /ˈʃnаɪər/) is an American cryptographer, computer security specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on computer security and cryptography, and is the founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, formerly Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

Originally from New York City, Schneier currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Schneier has a Master's degree in computer science from American University and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Rochester. Before Counterpane, he worked at the United States Department of Defense and then AT&T Bell Labs. In August 1999, Schneier founded Counterpane Internet Security. Counterpane was acquired by BT in October 2006, and is now known as BT Managed Security Solutions. Schneier is currently the Chief Security Technology Officer of BT.

Schneier's Applied Cryptography is a popular reference work for cryptography. Schneier has designed or co-designed several cryptographic algorithms, including the Blowfish, Twofish and MacGuffin block ciphers, the Helix and Phelix stream ciphers, and the Yarrow and Fortuna cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generators. Solitaire is a cryptographic algorithm developed by Schneier for use by people without access to a computer, called Pontifex in Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon. In October 2008, Schneier, together with seven others, introduced the Skein hash function family, which has been submitted to the NIST hash function competition.

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