Big Data developers nonplussed by Snowden

Jun 26, 2013
At a Big Data industry conference in London, many industry experts find Edward Snowden's information dump unsurprising.
Posted In: big data, Snowden, nsa, data

The NSA and Silicon Valley

Jun 20, 2013
Back in 2010, the chief security officer for Facebook, Max Kelly left the company for the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, Silicon Valley

Should the NSA send you a check when they wiretap you?

Jun 17, 2013
Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a market solution for the NSA's wiretapping needs -- and it involves taking out the agency's checkbook.
Posted In: nsa, data, online security

Apple goes public with government data requests

Jun 17, 2013
Apple says it has had between 4,000 and 5,000 government requests for user data from December of 2012 through last month.
Posted In: apple, nsa, PRISM, Edward Snowden

NSA news has some Americans changing their tech habits

Jun 14, 2013
Revelations about NSA collection of phone and online data has caused some Americans to change their habits. An example? A jump in the use of search engines that promise more privacy.
Posted In: nsa, surveillance, PRISM

Beijing reacts to allegations the NSA is hacking China

Jun 13, 2013
Allegations that Hong Kong and China were among tens of thousands of targeted networks by the NSA have generated a big reaction in Beijing and among China's state-run media.
Posted In: China, nsa, Edward Snowden, PRISM

Silicon Valley companies call for greater transparency in PRISM program

Jun 12, 2013
The tech companies' sudden, overt concern about transparency in government surveillance may be as much about protecting themselves as consumers.
Posted In: nsa, PRISM, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook, transparency

ACLU files suit over NSA data collection, and is it possible to keep your personal data personal?

Jun 12, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over its collection of phone data. And what can you do personally to protect your data?
Posted In: nsa, aclu, encryption, surveillance

When the NSA asks a company for data, what happens next?

Jun 12, 2013
The public companies named in the NSA's surveillance program have shareholders, consumers and pressure to comply with government requests for information. So what pros and cons are they weighing?
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, Edward Snowden, PRISM

The growth of government contractors in surveillance

Jun 11, 2013
The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. How big is this business?
Posted In: contractors, surveillance, nsa, PRISM