National Security Agency

Senate Creating Secret Encyclopedia Of US Spy ProgramsTrying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. Senator Dianne Feinstein initiated the effort in 2013.
Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between SmartphonesOpen Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.
Writers Express Surveillance Concerns On A Global Scale In New SurveyWriters around the globe are so concerned with government surveillance according to a new survey that they say they're now avoiding or have considered avoiding writing about controversial topics.
NSA Luring Stanford Students; Claims Rewards Outweigh Any Google-Apple Benefits“We come in peace.” That was the message delivered by the head of the National Security Agency to a Silicon Valley crowd as the nation’s spy chief is searching for recruits.
Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy AdviceNSA 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.
California State Senators Move To Prohibit Cooperation With NSAReports of the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting data on millions of Americans has spurred one the first bills of the year in the California Legislature.
New NSA Spy Allegations May Impact Annual Security Conference in San FranciscoNew allegations stemming from the National Security Agency spy scandal have sparked talk of a boycott for the RSA conference — a major cyber security event that bring thousands of tech experts to San Francisco annually.
Obama Meets With Tech CEOs Amid NSA ConcernsPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the troubled federal health care website, government surveillance and other issues with executives from Google, Twitter, Apple and several other leading technology companies.
President Obama Sent Open Letter From Tech Companies Seeking NSA ReformGoogle, Facebook, Apple and other major tech companies are teaming up to demand that the government reform its digital surveillance programs with an open letter to President Obama.
Tech Report: Popular Websites Stepping Up EncryptionSome of the most popular websites are stepping up their encryption efforts to stop unauthorized snooping.
Governments Mining Google For More Personal DataGoogle is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people's online activities.
Congresswoman Speier Calls For Greater Oversight Of NSA, Whistleblower Protections 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.