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.
The post comes a day after the news site Intercept reported that the National Security Agency has impersonated a Facebook server to infect surveillance targets’ computers and get files from a hard drive. The NSA says the report is “inaccurate.”
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
Our technology analyst reports there’s a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.
Reports 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.
Google, 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.
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.
Federal officials on Tuesday released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009.
Social networking giant Facebook said government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 users of the service in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States.