Miranda case highlights extent of personal data on our devices

Aug 27, 2013
On our laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we're carrying around a lot of information about who we are and what we do.

NSA revelations cloud Kerry's visit to Brazil

Aug 13, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brazil, the U.S.'s biggest trading partner in Latin America, and Brazilians are not happy about recent allegations that the government spied on U.S. friends and allies.

Silent Circle's Phil Zimmermann on why it's shuttering its encrypted email service

Aug 9, 2013
Following Lavabit's lead, Silent Circle ends its encrypted email service so clients can avoid government scrutiny.

Snowden chill: Aftershocks hit Silicon Valley

Aug 9, 2013
Two encryption email providers -- one of which Edward Snowden supposedly used -- are reportedly closing up shop.

Silicon Valley and the government: It's complicated

Aug 2, 2013
The controversy over the National Security Agency grabbing our personal data, with the asssistance of Silicon Valley, could make it tough for tech to do business.

NSA surveillance survives House vote

Jul 25, 2013
The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.

Encryption works? Microsoft helps NSA break through its own data protections

Jul 15, 2013
New documents, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian newspaper, show how the NSA got Microsoft to circumvent its own encryption to intercept Outlook and Skype communications.

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Edward Snowden's asylum hopes a hopscotch of connections

Jul 12, 2013
Edward Snowden is believed to be holed up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, but he may be trying to figure out a way to get to Latin America, where he has been offered asylum by three countries.
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.
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Defcon hacking conference disinvites government agencies

Jul 11, 2013
Revelations about secret government surveillance may have a chilling effect on the government's ability to recruit talented computer coders and hackers.

The economics of Edward Snowden's asylum countries

Jul 11, 2013
Edward Snowden is likely headed to Latin America, where several countries have offered him asylum. What is the economic situation in each of these countries?