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, ...

CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate

Mar 6, 2014

CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate

The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were investigating the agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The CIA inspector general is looking into the circumstances surrounding the committee’s investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention ...

British spies intercept webcam videos, naked photos: report

Feb 28, 2014

British spies intercept webcam videos, naked photos: report

Britain’s signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users’ webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs. The newspaper said GCHQ has been ...

UK court backs detention of journalist's partner

Feb 21, 2014

UK court backs detention of journalist's partner

Britain’s High Court on Wednesday endorsed the decision by police to hold journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner at a London airport on terrorism grounds last summer. The ruling sent chills through media groups and advocates for free expression. The panel of three judges said London’s ...

Snowden copied co-worker's password, NSA tells Congress

Feb 14, 2014

Snowden copied co-worker's password, NSA tells Congress

Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified documents he later disclosed by copying a password from a co-worker who has since resigned, the NSA reported to Congress. Snowden has previously said he did not steal any passwords. ...

Media accidentally reveal some NSA secrets

Feb 9, 2014

Media accidentally reveal some NSA secrets

by Raphael Satter

News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, a review has found. The accidental disclosures illustrate the risks attending even well-intentioned, public-interest reporting ...

NSA gets under 30 percent of Americans' phone data: reports

Feb 8, 2014

NSA gets under 30 percent of Americans' phone data: reports

The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of Americans’ calling data despite the agency’s massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday. Citing anonymous officials and sources, The Washington Post and The Wall ...