Justice Department is venue for Obama NSA speech
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to the Justice Department to announce the results of his review of National Security Agency surveillance programs.
Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance
Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They are worried about their exposure to lawsuits ...
Academics petition for end to 'blanket surveillance'
More than 250 academics from around the world signed an online petition this week calling for an end to "blanket mass surveillance" by intelligence agencies.
AT&T says it will publish reports on data requests (Update 2)
AT&T Inc. says it will publish reports on the number of requests for customer information that it receives from law enforcement agencies, the latest move in the telecommunications industry toward fuller disclosure amid debate ...
UN votes to protect privacy in digital age (Update)
The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping.
Google, Facebook, Twitter bolster digital defenses in wake of NSA revelations
Quietly at first, but more vocally in recent months, Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other leading Internet companies have been beefing up their digital defenses in response to reports that the National Security Agency has ...
White House to keep NSA, cyber oversight together
A group reviewing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations sent President Barack Obama more than 40 recommendations on intelligence collection and government spying.
World writers demand UN charter to curb state surveillance
More than 500 authors, including J. M. Coetzee and Gunter Grass, have signed a petition to the United Nations published Tuesday which claims mass state surveillance is violating basic freedoms.
SST to monitor objects 22,000 miles above Earth
As satellites become more common, they face growing risk of colliding with space debris and even each other. The U.S. Department of Defense has thus made space situational awareness a top priority to maintain ...
Big tech companies lash out at government snooping (Update 4)
Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial ...
Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic
Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.
UN advances Internet privacy resolution (Update)
The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months ...
Qualcomm says China launches antitrust probe
US mobile chipmaker Qualcomm said Monday it has been notified it is the subject of an antitrust investigation by Chinese authorities.
Rights groups urge UN to back privacy protection (Update)
Human rights groups urged the U.N. General Assembly Thursday to approve a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age and criticized the U.S. and its key allies for trying to ...