Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has dropped yet another bombshell allegation: President Obama wasn't honest with the American people when he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack in that killed hundreds of civ
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, has attacked the US government for breaking into the connections that link the company's data centres around the world as "outrageous" and described other surveillance practices as "possibly illegal".
Richard Grove on the Meria Heller Show: Motives Behind the NSA CyberSociety
U.S. cloud providers could lose between $21.5 billion and $35 billion in revenue over the next three years because of worries about the National Security Agency's PRISM program, which enables the government to access user data from U.S. Internet comp
Like an obnoxious drunk harassing everyone and spilling drinks at a party, the US has continued to make itself both loathed and laughed at in the wake of the revelations about the National Security Agency's global spying program as revealed by NSA le
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Tuesday that NSA violations of court orders placing limits on surveillance had been “more serious” than the federal government has admitted. Last Friday, Director of National Inte
The United States government plans to declassify documents about the National Security Agency surveillance programs, first leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, a US intelligence official told Reuters.
Led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit law firm, more than 20 groups from across the political spectrum filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the National Security Agency, FBI and the U.S. government challenging the constitutionality of wid
President Obama is considering ending NSA surveillance. The National Security Agency was outed last month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for using multiple channels to spy on American citizens and foreign and domestic figures alike.
Microsoft also gave the FBI easier access to its cloud storage service SkyDrive and let the NSA have access to email on Outlook and Hotmail before it was encrypted, according to the paper. Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, also allowed the NSA to c
USA Today published in in-depth piece on the matter and it brought about more questions than answers. Let us first get down to brass tax— it costs the United States Government on average $50,000 per wiretap when everything is said in done. Take a sec
If unresolved, the tensions - which were confirmed by a Quito source today - could bring into question Mr Assange's own position within the Andean nation's London embassy. He claimed asylum there more than a year ago in order to avoid extradition to
French President Hollande demanded on Monday that the United States immediately stop its eavesdropping on EU diplomats and suggested that the widening surveillance scandal could derail negotiations for a free-trade deal potentially worth billions.
When asked during a congressional hearing in March whether the NSA collected data on millions of Americans, Clapper replied, “No, sir.” Later, he sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee saying that he had misunderstood the question he had
Tonight, on History So it doesn’t Repeat: We ask the question: Is America safer, now that we’re openly being spied on? We’ll discover how to check our premises, and peer into the origins, form, and function of the intelligence Community...
America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the EU with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against
More than a quarter of the Senate’s members asked the top intelligence official on Friday to release more information on the government’s bulk collection of data on Americans’ communications. Led by Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who has long
Tonight, on History So it doesn’t Repeat: We ask the question: Is America safer, now that we’re openly being spied on? We’ll discover how to check our premises, and peer into the origins, form, and function of the intelligence Community. By studying
According to interviews and court records, the 2008 Stock Exchange Bomb Plot failed, not because the authorities broke it up, but because the alleged attackers decided against it.
Internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo that handle sensitive personal data are worried the relentless media coverage will erode public confidence, making people feel less comfortable sending personal emails and sharing photos. That co
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the
An ODNI briefing paper stated that the philosophy had become: “We Can’t Spy … If We Can’t Buy!” By 2010 about 1,930 private companies worked on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence at more than 10,000 sites across
Gibney’s careful journalism exposes the moral fault lines of the U.S. government’s obsession with secrecy, especially after 9/11. It is required viewing, and will be grist for op/eds when it is released next month, after it appears in the Seattle Int
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We are living in a world where very powerful people behind the scenes hold license to decide who is to live and who is to die, and the rules always change.
The FBI started its case in June with a collection of five e-mails, a few hundred kilobytes of data at most. By the time the probe exploded into public view earlier this month, the FBI was sitting on a mountain of data containing the private communic
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Official Repeatedly Warned About Deteriorating Security
Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.
Facebook and its infiltration into our modern society is now the barometer of whether or not a person is “suspicious” or not. Some psychologists are even suggesting that not having a Facebook profile means that you are a psychopath. The link betwe