National Security Agency

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s […]

12/10/2013

In this undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games

LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence has been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported Monday, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies packed virtual universes full of undercover agents and […]

12/09/2013

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech giants call for controls on gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance. […]

12/09/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 by […]

12/06/2013

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AT&T says it doesn’t have to disclose NSA dealings

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers’ communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn’t required to disclose […]

12/06/2013

Editor of The Guardian newspaper Alan Rusbridger gives evidence to the Commons Home Affairs Committee hearing on counter-terrorism at Portcullis House, central London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/PA)

Guardian: We have published 1 percent of Snowden leak

LONDON (AP) — The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had […]

12/03/2013

In this March 30, 1981 file photo, President Ronald Reagan acknowledges applause before speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO at a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. […]

11/20/2013

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Spy chief: Norway spies on phones outside country

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway’s military intelligence chief said Tuesday his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United […]

11/19/2013

Screenshot of Yahoo home page.

Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users’ personal data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users’ online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company’s data centers around the […]

11/18/2013

Iain Lobban director of electronic surveillance agency GCHQ in the UK.  (AP Photo / Parliamentary Recording Unit)

UK spy bosses: Al-Qaida is loving Snowden leaks

LONDON (AP) — Al-Qaida and other terror groups are having a field day with the leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, U.K. spy chiefs told lawmakers Thursday in a strong condemnation of […]

11/07/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US may split command of spy and cyber agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a proposal to split the job now held by one military commander who oversees both the National Security Agency and cybersecurity operations. Gen. Keith Alexander is top […]

11/07/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry buys pastries from Cafe Baguette during a walking tour of central Warsaw, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.  Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.  (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Kerry: US will get surveillance right

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged […]

11/05/2013

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