Edward Snowden

Federal Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Over NSA's Bulk Collection

A federal judge threw out two long-running lawsuits challenging the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records under a surveillance program that Congress curbed in 2015.<p>The 2013 lawsuits, filed by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman, alleged the government violated the …

U.S. Politics

From Snooper's Charter to Sleepwet: A Crisis in Internet Privacy

The UK’s new web spying rules are taking shape despite the legislation governing it, the Investigatory Powers Act, having become law late last year. …

Surveillance

China says ex-top internet regulator under investigation

BEIJING (AP) — China's former top internet regulator and censor is being investigated by the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption arm, the agency said Tuesday.<p>The party's anti-graft watchdog agency said in a brief statement on its website that Lu Wei is suspected of "serious violations of …

China

Spy vs. spy, porn at work, and pranks: Inside labour hearings at Canada’s spy agency

“It would be the chief.”<p>The documents are too heavily censored to know precisely what “this story” is. But two details are clear — the analyst was …

Surveillance

Pine Gap activists say they entered top secret facility to stop drone strikes, court hears

A group of Christian activists on trial for entering the top secret Pine Gap defence facility near Alice Springs are arguing that they did it to …

According To Iran The United States Are Controlled by ‘White and Tall Aliens’.

ccording to the documents that leaked by Edward Snowden, America is under the control of white and tall aliens. This same race is also connected to …

German History

US intelligence can’t break vulnerability hoarding habit

US intelligence agencies are, according to the White House, about to become more “transparent” about the process they follow in deciding what to do …

Bruce Schneier

Why Micro, Punisher’s Hacker Ally, Doesn’t Just Work for Tony Stark

Ebon Moss-Bacharach reveals how he became the "iconoclast" Micro in Marvel's 'The Punisher.'<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Frank Castle hunts …

Comics

OpenStack adoption continues apace in China

Share<p>Deployments of OpenStack cloud are growing faster in China and the APAC region than anywhere else in the world, backed in part by the Chinese …

China

Disruption games: why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy?

In the era of digital politics, an odd alliance has sprung up: anti-state campaigners and Moscow-backed nationalists are combining to disrupt liberal institutions<p>At a time when strange alliances are disrupting previously stable democracies, the Catalan independence referendum was a perfect …

Politics

Quit Modifying Capitalism

After the calamitous century between Russia’s October Revolution and Venezuela’s debt default last week, you might think socialism would be dead and buried. You’d be wrong: It’s capitalism that is back on the rack, being tortured and refitted according to the ideologies of its detractors. But be …

Opinion

Russian investigative journalist: Snowden is 'a sort of ghost'

Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, who co-wrote the definitive books on the post-Soviet security services and the history of the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Then there were four: Another draft US law on 'foreign' (aka domestic) mass spying emerges

The battle over a controversial US government spying program has intensified – with a <i>fourth</i> piece of legislation tackling the surveillance introduced …

Surveillance

NSA and the War on Our Privacy

Since the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's disclosures began showing up in the Washington Post and the Guardian, the political debate …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The NSA Is Hacked...Again

So uh, the NSA was hacked. Again. It’s a bit disconcerting, to say the least, that our country’s hackers keep getting hacked. The folks who are are …

National Security Agency (NSA)

John Raines, 84, Who Evaded Capture in an F.B.I. Break-in, Dies

One day in May 1971, John C. Raines, a religion professor at Temple University, had just returned to his home in Germantown, Pa., from playing tennis when two F.B.I. agents knocked on the door.<p>For weeks, hundreds of agents had been combing Philadelphia for the amateur burglars who had embarrassed …

Crime

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks

The Freedom of the Press Foundation routed half a million dollars to WikiLeaks. But Assange’s embrace of Trump split the group’s board, and now it’s …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Amazon is Becoming the New Microsoft

<b>Sorry for again having taken too long to return to work. Or in this case the better term might be to recover. Eye surgery on November 2nd did not go</b> …

Microsoft

Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance, and Drone Warfare

The graphic novel <i>Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance, and Drone Warfare</i> is terrifying on many levels, and it means to</i> …

Surveillance

Subcontracting: Silicon Valley’s riskiest work

Last week, federal contractor Akima fired employee Juli Briskman for flipping the bird to the presidential motorcade as she rode her bicycle around her Northern Virginia neighborhood. Her firing came not long after a contractor, just finishing his last day at Twitter, deactivated President Trump’s …

Silicon Valley

Shadow Brokers cause ongoing headache for NSA

It’s not been a great few years for the NSA when it comes to breaches.<p>Of course, the highest profile breach by far was caused by Edward Snowden, the …

Security

US govt's 'foreign' spy program that can snoop on Americans at home. Sure, let's reauth that...

<b>Analysis</b> The reauthorization of a controversial US government spying program has made further progress with the Senate's intelligence committee …

Surveillance

How did WikiLeaks become associated with Russia?

WikiLeaks is back in the news, after Donald Trump Jr. admitted to occasionally direct-messaging the site on Twitter

Russia

House lawmakers admit to being 'held hostage' over surveillance reforms

Congressional leadership gave lawmakers an option: pass a weak surveillance reform bill, or nothing.<p>Last week, House Judiciary Committee members …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Leak Investigations Rise 800% Under Jeff Sessions

‘In the history of the country, there have only been about a dozen prosecutions for leaks,’ the ACLU says. Jeff Sessions has 27 investigations going …

U.S. Politics

Mysterious hackers’ theft of cyberweapons from NSA exceeds damage done by Snowden leaks

The mysterious hacking group called the Shadow Brokers are behind a giant infiltration of the National Security Agency, revealing America’s most valued cyberweapons, one that “far exceeds” the damage done by Edward Snowden in 2013, reports the <i>New York Times</i>. Unlike Snowden, who disclosed the code …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Report: NSA Hunts for Moles Amid Crippling Information Leaks

The National Security Agency has spent more than a year investigating a series of catastrophic breaches and has yet to determine whether it’s …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The NSA Should Delete Its Trove of Data on Americans

It cannot reliably protect even its most closely guarded secrets from adversaries. There is no reason to trust it to store years of details about private citizens’ communications, too.<p>Fifteen months ago, a group called the Shadow Brokers began to taunt the National Security Agency with proof of an …

Politics

Ex-CIA official on "most scary" part of reported NSA breach

CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell explains the dangers and impact of the "catastrophic" leak

National Security Agency (NSA)

Snowden shared the NSA's codewords. A new leak reveals the actual code.

Some 15 months after the National Security Agency, in partnership with the FBI, began investigating a major breach of its digital surveillance …

National Security Agency (NSA)