Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.
Facebook, Twitter Users Less Likely To Offer Opinions On Major Issues; Social Media May Encourage Self-Censorship
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures were warmly received on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed SXSW’s interactive tech conference via satellite in Austin and spoke out about the importance of online privacy. Our technology analyst said his speech was well received.
Hundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet Tuesday as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government surveillance.
San Francisco and Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier is pushing for greater oversight of the National Security Agency as well as whistleblower protections for NSA contractors like Edward Snowden.
Google’s executive chairman has called the alleged spy tracking of communication data by the National Security Agency “outrageous” and potentially illegal, according to a published report.
Nineteen organizations ranging from a church to gun rights groups sued the National Security Agency in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the mass collection of their telephone records.
“The chase is on,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday on “Face the Nation,” after the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for leaking top-secret government surveillance programs reportedly arrived in Moscow early Sunday morning from Hong Kong.
Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.