Oct 2, 2015

Personal data of 15 million people stolen in hack of T-Mobile in U.S.

Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birth dates and other personal information. The hackers got the information from credit reporting agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses ...

| Sep 21, 2015

Let's discuss the new My Number system

This week’s featured article MASAAKI KAMEDA and TOMOHIRO OSAKI, THE JAPAN TIMES Experts have voiced concerns about the Finance Ministry’s plan to use the upcoming My Number identity system to provide consumers with refunds on certain items and thereby soften the blow when the ...

Sep 1, 2015

Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants: report

Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International. ...

Aug 29, 2015

Court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed ...

Aug 11, 2015

No-fly list case could shed light on U.S. terror predictions

A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly ...

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Jul 22, 2015

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. Hans-Georg Maassen told a gathering of business leaders in the southwestern city of Stuttgart that after the ...