News tagged with washington post

Internet pioneers oppose US online piracy bills

The founders of Craigslist, eBay, Google, Twitter, Yahoo! and other Internet giants expressed concern to the US Congress on Wednesday over legislation intended to crack down on online piracy.

Dec 14, 2011
5 / 5 (19) 10

New reports allege vast US Internet spying sweep

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine Internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in a vast anti-terror sweep targeting foreigners, explosive reports said Thursday.

Jun 07, 2013
4.7 / 5 (14) 45

Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.

Jun 15, 2013
4.4 / 5 (15) 23

US to reject Canada pipeline: reports

The United States will Wednesday reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a politically charged project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists, news reports said.

Jan 18, 2012
3.4 / 5 (10) 3

No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication who has made no secret of his distaste for intrusions ...

Jun 11, 2013
4.4 / 5 (7) 5

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal (Update)

The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen ...

Dec 06, 2013
3.2 / 5 (9) 11