NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance

Mar 11, 2015

NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance

The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans’ privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. The lawsuit filed in federal court in ...

Mar 8, 2015

Peru recalls ambassador from Chile over alleged spy case

Peru’s government announced Saturday it is recalling its ambassador from Chile, demanding a response to allegations that the neighboring nation has been spying on it. The statement by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes more than two weeks after the government said that three members ...

British spy agencies told to target middle-aged mums

Mar 6, 2015

British spy agencies told to target middle-aged mums

Ditch the preconceptions about Bond girls — Britain’s spy agencies should be recruiting middle-aged mothers to expand their talent pool, parliament’s intelligence and security committee said Thursday. Where MI5, MI6 and GCHQ once picked out new recruits by laying a discreet hand on the ...

Film about ex-U.S. spy agency contractor Snowden set for Christmas release

Feb 21, 2015

Film about ex-U.S. spy agency contractor Snowden set for Christmas release

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone’s big-screen dramatization of U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s mass surveillance revelations will be released Dec. 25, distributor Open Road Films said Friday. “Snowden” will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. ...

Feb 20, 2015

Hackers said to penetrate State Dept. email system

U.S. and private security experts are trying to expel unidentified hackers from the unclassified portion of the U.S. State Department’s email system, two officials familiar with the investigation said Thursday. The problem persists three months after the hackers were first discovered because the intruders’ ...

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Feb 20, 2015

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. ...

Feb 13, 2015

Obama to encourage companies to share cyberthreat data

President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other, a response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. The order sets the stage for ...

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

Feb 4, 2015

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

The Obama administration has announced a series of modest changes in the use of private data collected for intelligence purposes, a move that underscores how little the Edward Snowden revelations have impeded the National Security Agency’s exploitation of global Internet communications. Eighteen months after ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...