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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

A court permitted the NSA to collect information about governments in 193 countries and foreign institutions like the World Bank, according to a secret document the Washington Post published Monday.<p>The certification issued by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2010 shows the NSA has the …

One handy chart shines light on all of the NSA’s once-secret spy programs

If you’ve been flummoxed by the unrelenting stream of stories and scope of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, you’re not alone.<p>American online investigative reporting site ProPublica in New York has created a fun and engrossing colorful graphic outlining most of the …

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance programs on Friday by flying an airship over a National Security Agency data center in Utah.<p>Early this morning, …

New NSA chief says 'sky not falling down' after Snowden revelations

The new director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, has played down the damage caused by Edward Snowden's revelations – in contrast to claims by his predecessor and British counterparts that it was one of the worst breaches in intelligence history.<p>Rogers said in an interview …

Here’s How UK Spy Agencies Justify Snooping On Brits’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Use

Some new details about UK government thinking regarding mass surveillance of domestic Internet users have emerged today, in a witness statement made by Charles Blandford Farr, Director General of the UK Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism.<p>The statement was made in response to a legal …

NSA says it's not collecting images of US citizens for facial recognition

Over the weekend, reports surfaced on the NSA using facial recognition to scan the web and match faces with intelligence data -- thanks to another Edward Snowden leak. Today, Admiral Mike Rodgers, the head of the organization, denied collecting images of folks in the US on the regular. While Rogers …

The NSA has collected 'millions' of faces from the web

The NSA isn't just interested in pure communications intelligence like call records; it wants to look for faces, too. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA has been using facial recognition software to scan the internet for portraits and match them with investigative data. The …

The NSA is recording all cellphone calls in the Bahamas

You might want to be careful of what you say over the phone the next time you visit the Bahamas. According to <i>The Intercept</i>, NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the security agency is not just listening to all mobile calls made to, from and within the island nation, but also recording …

White House to Allow NSA to Exploit Some Internet Security Flaws

The White House has weighed in on the Heartbleed bug and its reported exploitation by the NSA.<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> report on Saturday, senior …

Bloomberg: NSA used Heartbleed exploit for 'years' without alerting affected websites, the public (update: NSA response)

The United States National Security Security Agency reportedly used the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" security exploit to access information, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. According to two unnamed sources, the NSA exploited the flawed security standard for the past two years without alerting affected …

The NSA allegedly knew about & exploited Heartbleed for at least two years (updated)

<i>Updated at 1:47 p.m. Pacific with statement from the NSA</i>.<p>Heartbleed, the controversial security flaw affecting nearly every major site on the Internet, has been exploited by the U.S. National Security Agency for at least two years, Bloomberg alleges in a report.<p>The NSA has released a statement this …

The Big Question: When Did The NSA Know About Heartbleed?

It's not too surprising that one of the first questions many people have been asking about the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL is whether or not …

No more NSA spying? Sorry, Mr Obama, but that's not true

Last week in the Hague, Barack Obama seemed to have suddenly remembered the oath he swore on his inauguration as president – that stuff about preserving, protecting and defending the constitution of the United States. At any rate, he announced that the NSA would end the "bulk collection" of …

How Huawei became the NSA’s worst nightmare

The NSA's global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there's at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle: the Chinese …

NSA bulk surveillance has 'no discernible impact' on the prevention of terrorism

The New America Foundation (NAF) has released a damning report claiming the NSA's mass surveillance programme has "no discernible impact" on the …

NSA statement does not deny 'spying' on members of Congress

The National Security Agency on Saturday released a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether it “has spied, or is … currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials”, in which it did not deny collecting communications from legislators of the US …

The NSA Is Reportedly Working To Develop A Quantum Computer

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said last year that “the solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything” — and boldly predicted that government censorship can be ended within a decade.<p>However, the US government is said to be putting in much effort as it seeks to build a …

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

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Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims

Cisco(s csco) is investigating a claim by Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> that the company is among many whose devices have been backdoored by the NSA to assist …

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