A brand new leak by the Guardian reveals that the top British GCHQ is tapping directly into global telecommunication networks for secret access to the majority of the world’s Internet communication, way more potent than what the NSA’s PRISM program is capable of as well. The revelation came at the same time the U.S. government
Booz Allen Hamilton, which operates as the NSA’s contractor for hiring and recruiting employees for the National Security Agency (NSA), just recently revealed that the firm was apprehensive with hiring Edward Snowden because of discrepancies on his resume. Newly discovered information on NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton’s employment practices have revealed a fresh batch of
Yesterday, Google petitioned the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court for permission to release more verbose details on the data requests they receive from police agencies. Google says that the 1st amendment to the Constitution guarantees their right to inform their users what is happening when they comply to FISA requests.
Marissa Mayer, who serves as the CEO of Yahoo, recently came forward to assure the company’s users that Yahoo has nothing to hide, and wants to clarify recent claims made about their involvement with the National Security Agency’s PRISM program.
If the recent NSA leaks revealed by the press has you worried, you are not alone. In fact, a little talked about private search engine called ‘DuckDuckGo’ has enjoyed sudden increase in traffic and it appears to be attributed to the recent storm of privacy concerns.
When asked if email encryption could defeat NSA surveillance, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden responded that it could; but not all encryption is created equal.
Newly released NSA documents reveal that a mere hours after President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, U.S. spies intercepted his communication between him and his delegation.
On Saturday, June 15th a few hundred political activists marched through the streets of Hong Kong in support of Edward Snowden, and in protest to the recently revealed PRISM program made public by Snowden.
Following the footsteps of Facebook, Microsoft becomes the second company to release government data request numbers.
Facebook takes the big step in being the first company to reveal government data request numbers as well as include national security stats in their report.
Sources inside Facebook claim the social media giant is in serious negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to allow the public to see how federal information requests work. This disclosure would also include all requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
On Thursday, June 13, Robert Mueller who serves as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation spoke before lawmakers for the first time concerning the recent leaks on the U.S. federal PRISM Program. Mueller said that the FBI would aggressively be tracking down former the former NSA contract employee, Edward Snowden, and prosecute him
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 over what they refer to as a “dragnet” by the administration with its recently exposed PRISM program. PRISM, which was exposed last week by former NSA contract employee Edward Snowden, presumably collects all manner of logs on domestic calls,
The U.S. National Security Agency, which is one of the most secretive intelligence gathering organizations in the world, was brought down when news of the PRISM program was leaked to both the U.K.-based Guardian and the Washington Post. Yesterday, the Guardian revealed the leak on the program to be a 29-year-old Edward Snowden, who volunteered to disclose his identity.
Soon after the news of the NSA’s PRISM program became public, President Barack Obama defended it and said that it was needed in an era where a continual threat of terrorism exists. He stressed that the massive U.S. government surveillance program was only a “modest encroachment” on privacy but something the U.S. needs. During a
After the U.K- based Guardian newspaper revealed a highly classified court order giving the NSA the right to see all the phone records on Verizon’s customers, a new report by the Washington Post concludes that the two agencies’ eavesdropping goes a lot deeper.
As fantastic as it may read, a newly revealed secret court document shows for the first time that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting telephone records on millions of regular customers on Verizon’s network. This data was given to the NSA by order of a top-secret court order granted by the
The Washington Post recently came forward claiming that a confidential report issued by the Pentagon warns that Chinese hackers had access to some very sensitive defense intelligence. Some of the information included detailed plans for advanced US weapons. Much of the accessed information included over two-dozen detailed document’s on U.S. defense systems, which included the F-35, intelligence