Most NSA data from regular Internet users, report says (Update)
Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the National Security Agency were ordinary Internet users and not foreign surveillance targets, a news report says.
NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls, report says (Update)
America's National Security Agency has technology that is capable of recording the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday.
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 ...
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules many times (Update)
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the U.S. intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008. In one case, ...
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.
Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother'? (Update)
With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
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.
US weapons designs hacked by Chinese, report claims (Update 2)
Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military's technological edge.
Samsung launches new Galaxy S III phone in US, taking on Apple
Samsung launched its Galaxy S III smartphone in the United States Thursday after fending off a legal challenge from rival Apple, which claimed it infringed on iPhone technology.
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.
Chinese hackers got US security files: report
A data breach of millions of US government employees allowed Chinese hackers to access sensitive information including security clearances of the workers and contractors, the Washington Post said.
Chinese hackers got sensitive military files: report
A data breach of US government workers allowed hackers to access sensitive information including security clearances of the workers and contractors, the Washington Post reported Friday.
Tech titans want to conquer death – but do you really want to live forever?
A recent Washington Post article quotes Oracle founder Larry Ellison as saying that death makes him "very angry." In the same piece, eBay co-founder Peter Thiel calls death the "great enemy" of humankind. ...
US dailies join 'micropayments' news startup Blendle
Three major US daily newspapers announced plans Thursday to make their articles available through a Dutch-based startup pioneering the use of "micropayments" for news.