News tagged with national security

NSA pursues quantum technology

In this month's issue of Physics World, Jon Cartwright explains how the revelation that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is developing quantum computers has renewed interest and sparked debate on just how far ahead ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Where digital secrets go to die

In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent.

Jan 30, 2014
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Cameron: UK public has shrugged off NSA leaks

Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he believes the British public has largely shrugged off the espionage disclosures of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling lawmakers that people seem ...

Jan 30, 2014
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'Surveillance minimization' needed to restore trust

Surveillance minimisation - where surveillance is the exception, not the rule - could help rebuild public trust following revelations about the collection of personal data, according to a law academic from the University ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Legal experts warn that several of the key surveillance reforms pushed by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' authority, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the ...

Jan 20, 2014
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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government ...

Jan 19, 2014
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