News tagged with edward snowden

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally ...

Aug 13, 2014
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Security contractor says hit by computer breach

A government contractor that handles hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers says that some workers' personal information was compromised after a recent computer breach.

Aug 06, 2014
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Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

Jul 31, 2014
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US spy agency patents car seat for kids

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency's forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children's car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2014
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Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by US

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside ...

Jun 16, 2014
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Internet giants to face tougher EU data law

Foreign firms operating in the EU, including those that dominate the Internet, will be subject to a new data protection law which is still being finalised, the EU Commission said Friday.

Jun 06, 2014
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