On 1st August, Army General Keith Alexander speaking at Black Hat conference of computer security at Las Vegas that the Terrorists live among us and use our communications network. He reiterated that the burning issue is to stop terrorism and ensure civil liberties to the citizens by electronic surveillance.
The head of the U.S. National Security Agency supported espionage systems that oversee and regulate . The U.S. has engaged to a team of hackers to help its cyber-security efforts.
He spoke about Electronic surveillance determinations and revelations of secret data by Edward Snowden, under which the NSA gathers information about phone metadata on millions of U.S. customers of version communications. The agency controls the e-mail, online video and other Internet content of users through a separate program called Prism. General Keith said his country requires independent researchers to find software loopholes and the NSA can’t rely on. He made a personal request to hackers to study the facts about the spying programs in cooperation with NSA. Alex Stamos, an independent security researcher and member of the Black Hat advisory board, said that these disclosures have produced a moral fix for hackers about the maintaining of friendly relations with the NSA and similar other government organisations. Disclosures by the NASA about classified U.S. surveillance programs have earned NASA criticism from hackers, lawmakers and privacy advocates. ,. The U.S. Justice Department was approached by the Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corporation for authorization to spell out what they do and don’t release to the NSA under the Prism program.