In the wake of revelations about PRISM, Facebook releases more information about government requests for user data, but Google said its measures aren't going far enough.
Facebook is reportedly talking with the DOJ and FBI in order to get permission to publish data requests associated with national security.
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.
Google sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and FBI today asking for permission to include secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders in its transparency reports.
A newly released poll found that fifty-six percent of Americans find the National Security Agency's secret tracking of our telephone records "acceptable" and sixty-two percent think it is more important for the government to investigate threats, even if it intrudes on privacy.
The director of national intelligence is not pleased that information about two U.S. surveillance efforts have leaked to the public. Though, many are concerned the programs collect information on U.S. citizens, Director Clapper says it's completely legal.
Editor's Pick Google filed a petition resisting government requests to provide private information about its users, but last week a U.S. judge rejected the petition and ordered the company to comply with secret demands.
Apple said in a statement that it has never heard of PRISM, the NSA's now-public alleged homeland surveillance project.
“We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers," siad a Facebook rep. Google says it doesn't even have any knowledge of the PRISM program. So who's not telling the truth?
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
In its ongoing quest to right some of the wrongs caused by Windows XP, Microsoft has taken down another massive botnot.
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.
Editor's Pick Camera evidence has provided key information in the case against the Boston bombing suspects.
A crowdsourced attempt to identify suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing failed to finger the suspects that the FBI considers most important.
Google is resisting a national security letter (NSL) from the FBI demanding that it offer up private information about its users.