Here's something out of the ordinary: an American patriotic hacktivist promises a cyber riot against Wikileaks' Julian Assange and PRISM-leaker Edward Snowden. US authorities probably won't welcome the support.
Other hacktivism comes from Turkey (directed against China in retaliation for Uyghur repression) and (apparently) Jordan (directed against Egyptian government sites in support of the deposed President Morsi).
Several Android vulnerabilities and exploits appeared late last week. Pinterest continues to draw unwelcome attention from cyber criminals. AppRiver notes a trend in spam—"spam blizzards" used as distractions to conceal more serious cyber campaigns.
BAE complains of Chinese cyber espionage. China itself seems to be suffering a rise in cyber attacks.
Facebook plugs an Android leak. Apple updates QuickTime, and Cryptocat fixes a vulnerability in its group chat. Tomorrow is of course Patch Tuesday, and a critical update to Internet Explorer is expected.
Analysts see big data as a very difficult-to-resist temptation to intelligence services. Indeed, in what's either evidence of a successful US tu quoque defense of PRISM or (more likely) a global spasm of defining deviance down, several countries announce electronic surveillance program expansion (in the UK, Russia, and India) while others suffer their own unwelcome revelations (in France and Germany).
US authorities work toward consensus on electronic collection policy as existing practices continue to draw fire from the political right and left.
Three countries—Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia—offer Snowden asylum. He's also received a Tweeted marriage proposal from celebrity Russian spy Anna Chapman (of Moscow, formerly of Montclair).