That Time the NSA Wrote "A Communist Christmas Carol"

Did you ever wonder what A Christmas Carol might look like if the NSA wrote it during the Cold War? And replaced all the characters with Communist icons? Well wonder no longer! » 12/04/14 5:55pm 12/04/14 5:55pm

Report: the NSA Is Recording Nearly Every Phone Call Made in Afghanistan

At the beginning of the week, reports from The Intercept revealed that the National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in the Bahamas and "another country." Today, WikiLeaks released a statement saying that the other country is, in fact, Afghanistan. » 5/23/14 10:06am 5/23/14 10:06am

NSA Agents Will Make All Their Private Calls with a Fishbowl

The National Security Agency, America's eyes and ears, constantly deals with highly-sensitive data. Problem is, discussing that data over unprotected airwaves represents a huge security risk, often requiring agents to communicate in code. That's why the Agency has developed its own super-secure Android handset. » 3/01/12 12:00am 3/01/12 12:00am

The NSA Collects a Library of Congress Worth of Data Every Six Hours

The National Security Administration is the eyes and ears of American national defense, charged with maintaining vigilance against external threats through information gathering — be it eavesdropping phone calls (like the one that led to bin Ladin's downfall), surveillance video or photography. » 5/10/11 7:20pm 5/10/11 7:20pm

Google and the NSA Sitting in a Tree, Improving Cyber-S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y

How did one of the world's largest search engine companies wind up deciding to collaborate with the one federal agency most renowned for spooky spying? » 2/04/10 6:46pm 2/04/10 6:46pm

The NSA Helped Microsoft Improve Windows 7 Security

While some of us are likely to associate the National Security Agency with daydreams of espionage, the organization is also highly involved in improving security standards in software. They've even consulted with Microsoft during the development of Windows 7. » 11/19/09 7:40pm 11/19/09 7:40pm

The NSA to Store a YOTTABYTE of Your Phone Calls, Emails and Other Big…

In Utah, the National Security Agency is building a $2 billion storage facility that will house and analyze all forms of electronic communication...a potential yottabyte of everyone's (formerly) personal data. So how big is a yottabyte? CrunchGear puts it well: » 11/02/09 9:40am 11/02/09 9:40am