May 3, 2017

NSA collected Americans' phone records despite change in law

The National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top U.S. intelligence officer. The report from ...

Apr 15, 2017

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

Hackers on Friday released documents and files that indicate the U.S. National Security Agency accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by ...

Mar 9, 2017

Contractors likely behind CIA leak: U.S. officials

Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Two officials said intelligence agencies have been aware since the end of last year of ...

Dec 17, 2016

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested ...

Oct 21, 2016

U.S. spy worker stole an 'astonishing quantity' of data, prosecutors say

US prosecutors on Thursday said they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing an “astonishing quantity” of classified information. Harold Martin III was arrested August 27 in Maryland and poses a “grave danger” to ...

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

/ Oct 6, 2016

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was arrested by ...

Yahoo denies cooperating with NSA, FBI on mass email surveillance

Oct 6, 2016

Yahoo denies cooperating with NSA, FBI on mass email surveillance

Yahoo on Wednesday rejected allegations of mass email surveillance amid an outcry from privacy activists over a report that it created a special scanning program at the behest of U.S. intelligence. The report, which said the U.S. internet giant had secretly scanned hundreds of ...