Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Apr 15, 2014

Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Coverage of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on top secret intelligence matters. Revelations about the NSA’s secret collection of information about Americans’ phone and email ...

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

Apr 15, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer for breaking news was ...

Apr 12, 2014

Reporters who blew cover on NSA return to U.S. for journalism awards

Two reporters central to revealing the U.S. government’s massive surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of The ...

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

Apr 5, 2014

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan. The shooting was part of a surge ...

Mar 30, 2014

Governments hacking media: Google experts

Twenty-one of the world’s 25 leading news organizations have been the target of likely government-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by two Google security engineers. While many Internet users face attacks via email designed to steal personal data, journalists are “massively overrepresented” among such ...

Murdoch sets up sons to take top roles in media empire

Mar 27, 2014

Murdoch sets up sons to take top roles in media empire

Rupert Murdoch has returned eldest son Lachlan to the leadership of his media empire while promoting younger son James, paving the way for the 83-year-old tycoon to pass the reins to the family’s next generation. Lachlan, 42, will become non-executive co-chairman of both entertainment ...

Snowden intel in Russian hands: top U.S. lawmaker

Mar 26, 2014

Snowden intel in Russian hands: top U.S. lawmaker

Much of the classified data smuggled out last year by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has likely been obtained by Russian intelligence officials, a U.S. lawmaker warned Tuesday. “Ninety-five percent of the information he took, by the way, was related to military, both tactical ...

U.S. intelligence checks 'out of control': Carter

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. intelligence checks 'out of control': Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and he now handwrites and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he is not sure his email or telephone lines are ...

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. readies bill to end NSA's bulk data collection

President Barack Obama’s administration is readying a legislative plan to end the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk collection of telephone data, U.S. media reported Monday. The “NSA would end its systematic collection of data about Americans’ calling habits,” The New York Times reported online, ...

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

Mar 23, 2014

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency ...

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

Mar 22, 2014

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama told students in China, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on the Internet, that freedom of speech and unfettered access to information make countries stronger and should be universal rights. Obama was speaking Saturday at Peking University ...