The United States National Security Agency has officially estimated that Edward Snowden might be sitting on top of a pile of 1.5 million secret documents taken from the agency, so expect the leaks to keep coming. The latest one, published on Friday by the Guardian and others, concerns some high-profile intelligence targets that the NSA has purportedly targeted in the past.
Despite fewer unwanted revelations about the agency's spying program being published in recent days, this has not been a very good week for the National Security Agency. On Wednesday, the latest in a string of public challenges to the NSA's wide-reaching spying hit the web, and this time it's President Obama's own appointed panel of experts.
Amid pushback from tech companies and a federal judge calling the surveillance efforts by the National Security Agency "almost certainly" unconstitutional, President Obama met with top technology executives on Tuesday. The discussion was purportedly to be about Obama's "tech surge" to fix the problems plaguing Healthcare.gov, but tech executives had a different topic in mind.
The National Security Agency can listen in to phone calls made from devices using the most common wireless standard in the world. According to recent reports, a widely used GSM (also known as 2G) wireless encryption standard is easy pickings for the NSA.
CyanogenMod is continuing to gain steam as a cult Android firmware provider, and it's about to add another feather to its alternative-Android cap: Fully encrypted text messaging by default.
Fearing terrorists could use virtual worlds as a planning and recruiting ground, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have planted spies in games like World of Warcraft and Second Life, and have monitored communications on Xbox Live. Some video game spying activities have been going on since at least 2008.
After continuing revelations about the National Security Agency's snooping programs - some which reportedly did not involve the NSA giving notification to, or obtaining permission from internet technology companies - Microsoft joined the chorus of IT giants locking down their networks with tighter security.
The National Security Agency maintains a database that tracks mobile devices like smartphones, according to a new report, using a tracking program that logs up to five billion location data points per day.
Recent reports point to National Security Agency tapping fiber-optic cables for back-end access to data, specifically those of a fiber-optics firm called Level 3, which supplies Google and Yahoo. In response, more and more IT companies are employing encryption on transfers between data centers.
The United States National Security Agency is in the malware business, according to a new report based on documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Twitter has upped its security, in the face of revelations about collection of internet traffic by governments. The security change makes Twitter the latest of several internet companies adding the extra layer of encryption to thwart attempts to eavesdrop on its users' communications.
Microsoft, on Tuesday, pressed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to allow it to publish more information about its involvement in the NSA's PRISM program, while also denying recent assertions that it helped the NSA circumvent encryption on its online services.
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