In 2014, a tech company stood up to a National Security Agency demand for user data and challenged the legality of a controversial surveillance law that’s currently being debated in Congress.
America’s top intelligence official is reneging on a promise made under the Obama administration to estimate how many Americans have been spied on using a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners. The decision to abandon that commitment isn’t sitting well with civil liberties advocates who formed a…
In the first half of a public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, the nation’s top intelligence officials refused to address allegations that President Donald Trump had asked them to publicly downplay the FBI’s investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.
A federal contractor in Georgia has been charged with passing classified information to a news outlet.
A legal challenge to a controversial NSA surveillance program called Upstream is getting a second chance. A US appeals court reversed a lower court decision and ruled today that the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia, has legal standing to object to Upstream in court.
As a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know until Monday.
In a speech at the CATO Institute in Washington DC on Friday, Senator Rand Paul intends to explain why he believes that he and other U.S. lawmakers may have been spied on by the Obama administration.
A new document made public this week via Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents reveals a fascinating aim of signals intelligence program: The agency, it turns out, monitored international scientific developments in hopes of detecting “nefarious” genetic engineering projects more than a decade ago.
Republicans have long supported the sweeping surveillance capabilities of the NSA and have insisted they’re vitally important to national security. But with their man Trump caught up in multiple scandals that may involve intelligence services targeting his communications, privacy is suddenly a top priority.
President Trump finally admitted that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” But in his view of the circumstances Obama is playing the Nixon role and... someone else functioned as the “White House Plumbers.” At least, that appears to be the analogy. Thus far, White House aides have refused to clarify the metaphor.
The notoriously secretive National Security Agency is raising “security concerns” to justify an apparent new policy of pre-emptively denying Freedom of Information Act requests about the agency’s contractors.
The NSA is changing how it shares data with other federal intelligence agencies—like the CIA, FBI, and DEA—to include what’s called raw signals intelligence, the original data that gets swept up by the NSA’s various spying and data collection programs.
The US House Intelligence Committee released a report today detailing the government’s version of what Edward Snowden did in the lead up to 2013. And while it contains a bunch of interesting allegations, the most serious claim is that Snowden is actively talking with Russian intelligence agencies.
On Monday, a top prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested amid allegations that she used an illegal wiretap to eavesdrop on a coworker and an NYPD detective.
Today, Edward Snowden is wrong about almost everything. Yes, he’s a patriot, and yes, I believe that what he did in 2013 to reveal dangerous elements of our surveillance state was important and commendable. But Snowden is completely oblivious to the challenges that we face as we move into the year 2017—a perilous…
SimCity is so realistic. That’s probably why, in SimCity 4, you can mod in a vestige of our current surveillance state, 33 Thomas Street, New York, NY, which just today was outed as a probable NSA surveillance site.
Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Yahoo followed government demands and built software to secretly spy on its users’ email accounts. Now, the maligned purple giant is asking the government to declassify the alleged order in the name of transparency.