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.”
New reports suggest that Level 3 Communications, the company that controls many of the fiber optic cables that enable the Internet, may have worked with the NSA to tap Google and Yahoo’s data, according to the New York Times.
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.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks the U.S. government screwed up when it comes to the NSA’s surveillance techniques.
Don’t forget to take your daily recommended dose of skepticism! Sure to ward off a bad case of the press-release blues.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Is this facet of modern life something we are getting used to — something that doesn’t bother us any more than using a fob to enter a building?
BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
“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.”
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.
As world leaders catch word that the NSA was spying on them, criticism against the agency’s secret surveillance programs has reached fever pitch.
“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.
The newest search engine in the world is hidden in the shadows of the Internet, but it shines a light on those shadows that ordinary search engines like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo can’t.
Russia may be aiming for a gold medal of its own when it comes to extensive and invasive surveillance at next year’s Winter Olympics.
The NSA’s seemingly unfettered access to American digital communications could put a very serious hurt on the emerging cloud industry.
It looks like the House Intelligence Committee kept information secret about two intelligence collection documents that were released in 2011 to all members of congress.
The National Security Agency can search for U.S. citizens’ names and other information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, according a document Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google exec Vint Cerf, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and other technology leaders secretly met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to talk about the NSA and tech surveillance,
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 started out this week with a plan to explain its PRISM program and justify itself to the American public. But it failed miserably.
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.
NSA chief General Keith Alexander says the security community doesn’t know all the facts and needs to try and understand why the agency needs to conduct surveillance.
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 three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
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.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more companies are asking President Barack Obama and the U.S. congress for greater transparency on PRISM, NSA surveillance of Americans, and government requests for data about their customers.
What can you do about it besides march, shout, and protest?
A fake app mimicking Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was programmed with anti-surveillance propaganda, but it also stole information about your phone in the background.
“Stop the surveillance! Restore the Fourth Amendment!”
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.
President Obama took to the Charlie Rose show to defend the NSA’s surveillance practices, which he says are both transparent and legal.
The iPhone-maker has divulged new figures on the actual data it offers up to authorities as well as how it goes about doing so.
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.
Edward Snowden came out of hiding today to reveal that the NSA has performed thousands of hacking operations, hundreds of which were aimed at China.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.