Spying

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Accuses CIA Of Spying On Lawmakers’ Computer Network

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.

03/11/2014

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Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference

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.

02/25/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Senators Move To Prohibit Cooperation With NSA

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.

01/07/2014

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President Obama Sent Open Letter From Tech Companies Seeking NSA Reform

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.

12/09/2013

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

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.

11/04/2013

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

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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

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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

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