Obama says plan will end NSA bulk data sweep

Mar 28, 2014

Obama says plan will end NSA bulk data sweep

President Barack Obama put forward a long-awaited plan Thursday to end the U.S. government’s bulk collection of telephone records, aiming to defuse a controversy over surveillance on millions of Americans. Responding to a global outcry over the National Security Agency’s extensive eavesdropping programs, Obama’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

Mar 15, 2014

U.S. to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

The U.S. government announced Friday it was giving up its key role overseeing the Internet’s technical operations, handing over those functions to “the global multistakeholder community.” The move “marks the final phase of the privatization” of the management of the Internet domain name system, ...