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.
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.
This week, Oliver Stone and the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun plan to bring the story of NSA leaker Edward Snowden to a wider audience with the release of Snowden, their new You’ve Got Mail remake. Sadly, Congress has yet to issue an official review of the movie, but the House intelligence committee released the next…
This morning E Ink Holdings announced the availability of a new color-changing film known as Prism that's based on the company's electronic paper technology used in devices like Amazon's Kindle and the Pebble smartwatch. But the new material isn't destined to finally bring a dash of color to your electronic books.…
Even the latest generation of nuclear power reactors can only harvest about five percent of the energy stored in their radioactive fuel supplies, and the toxic leftovers must then be buried deep underground to slowly decay over hundreds of thousands of years. But thanks to a new breed of sodium-cooled pool reactor, we…
Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target's strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.
It's not what Apple's most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned—rather, it's what's missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that yes, they've now been subjected to the Patriot Act's demands.
As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday. Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata.
Last week, a US District judge ordered the NSA to stop destroying data that pertains to a pre-Snowden lawsuit against the agency. There's just one teensy weensy problem with that: Apparently NSA's systems handle so much data that it literally cannot find what it's supposed to stop deleting.
It's fun to imagine the spy games that must have been involved in Edward Snowden's exposure of the NSA's massively invasive surveillance techniques. But, as NBC reports, a lot of that information came the way you might snoop on your significant others' email: He stole some poor sap's password.
The Sun emits an impressive range of visible light. Some colors, however, are more strongly represented than others – while others are missing entirely.
The New York Times is reporting that the NSA is using all the data it's collecting on US citizens to make giant "social networks" of everyone their targets know.
Have you attempted to fax your way to full or partial disclosure of government documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently? Well too bad, suckers! Because the Office of the Secretary of Defense has a broken fax machine, and it ain't getting fixed anytime soon.
Since the whole PRISM thing blew up, and dozens of other Snowden revelations followed it, there's been a lot of talk about government spying—foreign stuff and domestic survellience—and what these revelations mean. According to Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, not much; this is just part of our society now.
Your 11-year-old self appears at your office. He or she takes a look at what you've become—some desk-jockey with yesterday's Panera Bread crumbs on their cheek, some dystopian deformity of the 11-year-old who built their own time machine just to come see you. He or she doesn't cry, but you can tell, they're quite…
It's only reasonable to assume that men or women with near unbounded power to spy on the public would eventually use that power to peek at people they are sexually interested in. Well, now you don't have to assume it, because the NSA is admitting it.
It looks like the NSA was a little cozier with Silicon Valley companies than we previously realized. Newly declassified documents show that the spy agency (read: taxpayers) paid Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and others millions of dollars to cover the costs associated with PRISM.
A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last…