Apr 30, 2016

U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015

The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a long-standing trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the ...

Jan 29, 2016

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli Air Force, say reports citing Snowden

The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which ...

New constitution first step to solution for Syria, Putin says

Jan 12, 2016

New constitution first step to solution for Syria, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Syria needs to start working on a new constitution as a first step to finding a political solution to its civil war, though he acknowledged the process was likely to be difficult. Putin, who has thrown Russia’s support behind ...

Nov 13, 2015

NSA says it 'usually' discloses software vulnerabilities

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The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about software vulnerabilities and leaves U.S. companies open to cyberattacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of ...

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

Nov 13, 2015

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

U.S. tech giant Microsoft is setting up centers to keep customer data in Germany, following a series of U.S. surveillance scandals that have alarmed Europeans. Deutsche Telekom will serve as “custodian” for Microsoft’s cloud-based services in Germany and keep data on its home turf, ...