A new report from corporate watchdog Essential Information titled “Spooky Business” details how American corporations such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, and Shell are allegedly spying on nonprofits in the environmental, consumer safety, pesticide control, gun control, and animal rights areas.
AT&T is reportedly giving up some of its call data to the CIA for counterterrorism investigations — and it’s getting paid for its efforts.
A high-profile legal battle over a $600 million spy agency contract has finally come to an end.
Editor’s Pick While ZendCon buzzed about agility, DevOps, and APIs, we wanted to ask IBM about something a bit more accessible: the company’s legal dispute with the CIA and its ongoing feud with Amazon.
The U.S. government has majorly increased spending on surveillance programs, surpassing the levels seen during the Cold War. The CIA, which has been criticized in the years following 9/11, however, seems to be taking home the most of thismoney.
Editor’s Pick After years of government denials and conspiracy theories, the CIA has officially acknowledged Area 51 exists. Unfortunately for those of us who believe in aliens, the documents say nothing about aliens.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
All the unnecessary trouble and bother over this silly little NSA unconstitutionally spying on Americans thing would be gone and forgotten in a moment, if only — silly us — we knew how to count.
Jodie Holmes works for the CIA on a mission in Somalia.
Guest Post The media can continue to ridicule the “sexting app” that so many young people are using, but they are entirely missing the point. The same generation being blamed for the supposed “death of privacy” has become wiser than those who are criticizing them.
“Despite the Bush years of let’s go play in another war, there’s a very tight, close alliance between Canada and the USA,” says Rick Segal, CEO of Canadian startup Fixmo.
The CIA’s venture arm, IN-Q-Tel, strikes strategic partnership with mobile security company Tyfone.
David Petraeus resigned from his position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, but maybe the general could make a career comeback by 2025.
The latest WikiLeaks release has shone a spotlight on an alleged domestic and foreign surveillance program run with cloud-based software provided by Texas company TrapWire, many of whose top leaders and employees are former members of three-letter American intelligence agencies.
The pace of attacks by cyber vigilantes seems to be increasing in 2012. Yesterday news broke that the website of the CIA was down, an attack for which Anonymous claimed responsibility. Today CNN is reporting that attacks also hit government agencies in Mexico and Alabama, and that “information was compromised” at Alabama’s Department of Homeland Security.
Even though hacker group LulzSec supposedly disbanded on Saturday, its members may simply be joining the Anonymous hacking collective to give it more protection. According to tweets from Anonymous, LulzSec members haven’t gone on hiatus but did drop the LulzSec name.
The story about Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s takedown has skyrocketed to the top of news aggregation sites like Condé Nast’s Reddit — showing that even tech geeks are rushing behind what might be one of the highest trafficked stories on the web of all time.