Ashkan Soltani

For Ashkan Soltani's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 27, 2013

Suspicious of NSA spying, Microsoft eyes encryption

Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic amid fears that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications links, people familiar with the emerging plans said. Suspicions at Microsoft, while building for several months, sharpened ...

NSA hacking into, stealing from Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide

Oct 31, 2013

NSA hacking into, stealing from Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the NSA has ...

NSA said collecting millions of email address books, 'buddy lists' daily

Oct 15, 2013

NSA said collecting millions of email address books, 'buddy lists' daily

The U.S. National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward ...