Report: The NSA's Been Spying on 35 World Leaders

The recent dustup over the NSA maybe monitoring German chancellor Angela Merkel's phone looks like peanuts compared to the latest Snowden-fueled revelation. It turns out, the agency has actually been spying on 35 world leaders—three five!—and encouraging other departments to shovel more contact information their way. » 10/24/13 2:31pm 10/24/13 2:31pm

Hackers Mistake NASA For NSA, Take Down Wrong Home Page

We're a little late to this party, but it's too fun not to share. Last week, a group of Brazilian hackers decided to get the NSA back for all its spying with a big huge cyberattack. And hack they did! The only problem is that they mixed up their acronyms, and hit NASA instead. » 9/19/13 3:20pm 9/19/13 3:20pm

WikiLeaks Diplomatic Bombshell Reveals Strange Tech Snooping Schemes

Today's not a good morning to wake up as an American diplomat. The weekend's WikiLeaks disclosure of covert communications has revealed some strange tech plots surrounding world figures—Bluetooth bugs implanted in prisoners. DNA gathering. UN stalking. Weird stuff. » 11/29/10 10:40am 11/29/10 10:40am

Hillary Clinton: Blackberry Bans Could Infringe On Rights

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the impending BlackBerry bans proposed by UAE and Saudi Arabia, acknowledging the potential security risks of such devices but citing the "legitimate right of free use and access" to them as well. » 8/05/10 6:29pm 8/05/10 6:29pm