Spying

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Chairman Calls NSA’s Alleged Spy Practices ‘Outrageous’

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.

11/04/2013

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Unclassified Docs Show Misuse Of Domestic Spying Program

Federal officials on Tuesday released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009.

09/10/2013

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Facebook: Governments Demanded Information On 38,000 Users

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.

08/27/2013

(CBS)

NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone Records

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.

07/17/2013

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

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.

06/12/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.

06/11/2013

President Obama speaking to reporters at a press conference in San Jose.

President Admits Government’s Long Denied Massive Data Trawling At SJ Presser

For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans’ phone and Internet records.

06/08/2013

Aldrin Jayson Nicolas, a choir teacher at Salinas High School, is accused of recording girls in a hotel bathroom during a field trip. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office)

San Jose Choir Teacher Accused Of Spying On Teen Girls In Bathroom

A Salinas High School teacher working for a San Jose choir has been arrested for allegedly trying to spy on teenage girls during a field trip.

04/10/2012

Apple logo iphone4

Apple Says iPhones Not Tracking Location, Users Getting Update

Apple denied claims that it was keeping tabs on its customers, saying the file records Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers in the general area of iPhones, not the whereabouts of their users.

CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, (l-r), detained by Iranian authorities, accused of spying, Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Lawyer Representing Hikers In Iran Ready For Trial

An Iranian lawyer representing three Americans accused by Tehran of spying says he is ready for the start of their trial.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

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