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Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

Edward Snowden documents show NSA broke privacy rules

<b>The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times in the past two years, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.</b><p>The incidents resulted in the unauthorised electronic surveillance of US citizens, according to documents published …

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to …

Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US …

NSA Scandal Looms Over Obama's Talks With China's Xi

President Obama always intended to talk about spying this weekend. But not like this.<p>He's getting to know China's new leader at a sprawling estate in the Southern California desert this weekend, but domestic controversies have followed him there.<p>The president veered off his talking points Friday to …

Was a subway terror plot really foiled by the PRISM surveillance program?

President Obama addressed the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that "they helped us prevent terrorist attacks," but without mentioning any specific incidents to back up that claim. Now, <i>Reuters</i> and <i>The New York</i> …

Silicon Valley firms deny giving government broad access to data

The top executives of Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley firms on Friday fiercely denied they gave intelligence officials broad access to data about their users.<p>The statements sharply contradict the language in a National Security Agency document, cited by The Washington Post and the British …

Tech Giants Built Segregated Systems For NSA Instead Of Firehoses To Protect Innocent Users From PRISM

The NSA may have wanted full firehoses of data from Google, Facebook and other tech giants, but the companies attempted to protect innocent users from monitoring via compliance systems that created segregated data before securely handing it over as required by law, according to individuals familiar …

Facebook's Zuckerberg Calls PRISM Reports 'Outrageous'

One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central servers of U.S.-based Internet companies — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement claiming that his company takes no part in PRISM.<p>This statement, pasted …

Google Says Government Has No Access To Servers, Period

After an exposé today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores for the NSA, Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond has fired back a missive. The statement says that the government has no access at all to its servers, through …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …