NSA infiltrated Internet security firm more deeply than thought: study

Apr 1, 2014

NSA infiltrated Internet security firm more deeply than thought: study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers. Reuters reported in December that the ...

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 ...

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Mar 29, 2014

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information. Major data breaches at Target and other retailers have made data security a boardroom issue ...

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 ...

Turkey's Twitter ban backfires on Erdogan, U.S. says

Mar 25, 2014

Turkey's Twitter ban backfires on Erdogan, U.S. says

The United States noted Monday that the number of online tweets posted in Turkey has risen since the prime minister controversially banned the micro-blogging service. Turkey’s telecommunications authority blocked local access to the U.S. social network Thursday under orders of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after ...

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 ...

Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

Mar 21, 2014

Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged it had searched emails in a blogger’s Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets. John Frank, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, ...

Mar 21, 2014

Intelligence officials deny U.S. is waging industrial espionage

U.S. spy agencies on Thursday denied they are waging a vast industrial espionage campaign on behalf of American companies, as alleged by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The United States collects economic intelligence to try to assess the stability of governments and trace the financing ...

Mar 21, 2014

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service will use encryption to thwart snooping, the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about U.S. surveillance programs. “Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is ...

NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls: report

Mar 19, 2014

NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls: report

America’s National Security Agency has technology that is capable of recording the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday. The Washington Post, citing papers released by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, said ...