National Security Agency employees are bummed out.
Shockingly, people seem to get upset when you spy on them.
“They who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
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.
Editor's Pick These leaks about the NSA are really gumming up the works. U.S. tech companies are pissed. Citizens are pissed. The international community is pissed.
Edward Snowden may soon be on a flight to Germany to testify in an anticipated Bundestag-led investigation looking at the U.S. National Security Agency’s spy-tactics.
With news that the NSA is tapping directly into Google and Yahoo’s data centers, it seems as if every technology company’s worst fears about government surveillance have come to pass.
“This is about the unconstitutional, unethical, and immoral actions of the modern-day surveillance state and how we all must work together to remind government to stop them.”
As more details emerge on the extent of international spying by the NSA, what’s most interesting is how little President Obama may have known.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
“The president, the NSA, and their lawyers have tried to deflect public outrage by distorting the facts and misleading the public about the process,” LIlly says.
Land of the free and the home of the brave? Our tax dollars at work.
“Germany is a country of freedom.”
Earlier this month, the ITIF estimated U.S. cloud companies could lose $35 billion by 2016 because of NSA spying. But what’s the impact on the world’s cloud services?
The Obama administration says that the NSA isn’t reading your e-mail. But one newspaper reports that this may not be true.
The NSA has been secretly giving information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants, and phone records to the DEA to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Law enforcement agents are instructed to cover up the source of their information.
This NSA document seems to prove once and for all that American three-letter agencies do indeed possess strong capabilities for both finding vulnerable computers and then hacking or cracking them to aide in investigations.
XKeyscore is a massive big data collection, warehousing, and analysis program that, if we can believe what Snowden is saying, basically lays bare your and my entire digital selves. Essentially, we’re Frodo and Sam, and the NSA is the Eye of Sauron — but better, smarter, more powerful.
The United States assured Russia today that it would not seek the death penalty for any current or future charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
In another positive, he also won’t be tortured.
What can you do about it besides march, shout, and protest?
A cabal of lawyers from the FBI and departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security — dubbed “Team Telecom” — required fiber-optics companies to maintain internal groups of employees with security clearances to ensure that surveillance requests from the government were filled quickly and confidentially.
“Stop the surveillance! Restore the Fourth Amendment!”
Facing charges of espionage, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is headed to Russia. Various press reports suggest that he’ll end up in Cuba, Ecuador or Iceland.
Why go to Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo for their data if you can just intercept it on the world’s network of fiber-optic cables?
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, and Apple might breathe a little easier today as NSA Director General Keith Alexander lends credibility to their testimony.
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.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
Editor’s Pick In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture arm, is treated with reverence by business software providers.
Nearly a week after the Wall Street Journal reported a hack on its own systems, parent company-owner Rupert Murdoch says there is still a problem.
A special White House investigation couldn’t find any evidence of Chinese spying through Huawei telecommunications systems, though the U.S. recently warned businesses using the vendor that it “cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence.”
Researchers announced a new malware called miniFlame today that may be monitoring and stealing data from specific, highly profitable victims. It is a sister to the Flame malware that made headlines earlier this year.
The U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee and telecommunications vendor Cisco are agreed on one thing: Chinese networking equipment companies can’t be trusted.
Employees of LG Electronics have been accused of corporate spying by fellow Korean electronics giant — and fierce competitor – Samsung. The dispute is related to display technologies for mobile devices such as smartphones, for which Samsung has 98 percent worldwide share.
A recently revealed Microsoft patent could create wiretaps for several kinds of Internet communications, including video and voice calls over Skype, which Microsoft acquired in May.