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