News tagged with security agencies

Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changes

If the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, higher costs and delays in identifying potential threats could result, the Navy admiral nominated to be the next head ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Security
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US telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint —whose customers are also ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Telecom
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Security experts raise flags over WhatsApp

The Facebook deal for WhatsApp drew attention for its whopping price tag, but has also brought out fresh criticism over security for the billions of messages delivered on the platform.

dateFeb 22, 2014 in Security
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'Online press freedom eroding'

US mass surveillance, restrictive legislation and a wave of global cyberattacks drastically restricted online press freedom during 2013, a New York-based media watchdog warned Thursday.

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Internet
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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 ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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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.

dateJan 30, 2014 in Internet
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