Nov 21, 2014

British telecom firm helped government spy on millions, TV station claims

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, a British TV channel reported Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor. Cable & Wireless, which was bought by Vodafone in 2012, ...

Nov 19, 2014

U.S. Senate blocks government surveillance reform bill

U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of a National Security Agency program that would have ended the government’s controversial bulk collection of data about Americans. The vote marks a blow for President Barack Obama, who had supported the reforms, and sets ...

Nov 14, 2014

U.S. spying on public's mobiles with 'dirtbox' airborne program: report

U.S. justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Small aircraft deployed by the U.S. Marshals Service from at least five major airports ...

Oct 22, 2014

Google to comply with Japan court order to remove search results

Google Inc. has decided to comply with a Japanese court order to remove some online search results found to infringe on a man’s privacy rights, company officials said on Wednesday. The U.S. Internet giant has already deleted most of the online search results subject ...

'Love is love' as Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia

Oct 12, 2014

'Love is love' as Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia

U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of U.S. global surveillance, has been reunited with his girlfriend in Russia, his lawyer said Saturday. Snowden’s longtime partner, American dancer Lindsay Mills, joined him in Moscow in July, it ...

Oct 8, 2014

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. The social media company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full “transparency report,” which documents ...

Oct 2, 2014

Facebook makes peace with gays over 'real names'

Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its “real names” policy, which prompted drag-queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond. The huge social network, facing a planned street protest in San Francisco this week, apologized ...