Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. “We will return the option for full-disk encryption with ...

Mar 3, 2016

U.S. defense secretary favors strong encryption, not 'back doors'

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he’s “not a believer in back doors,” or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said he wasn’t ...

From Western Union to Apple: When tech battled government

Feb 28, 2016

From Western Union to Apple: When tech battled government

The fight between Apple and the FBI over access to a San Bernardino killer’s iPhone isn’t the first time industry and government have tangled over privacy and security. Every revolution in communications technology has sparked new battles over its use that changed the course ...

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...

Jan 29, 2016

Congress to probe whether NSA back door led to Juniper hacking

A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on ...

Dec 30, 2015

U.S. spying reportedly included Israeli phone calls with U.S. lawmakers

The U.S. National Security Agency’s foreign eavesdropping included phone conversations between top Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current and former U.S. officials. White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to ...