Twitter Sues Government For Right To Release Federal Surveillance RecordsSighting need for to provide transparency to customers and the desire to express their free speech rights, Twitter is suing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the right to disclose the exact number of court orders and security requests they get from the federal government.
Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley VisitRepublican 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.
Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations With NSA To Obama After Reports Of Facebook-Based SpyingThe 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."
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.
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.
Bay Area Privacy Advocates Join National Protest Against NSA SurveillanceHundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet Tuesday as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government surveillance.
Angry Birds, Google Maps, Smartphone Apps Used By NSA, British IntelligenceDocuments leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Doubts Rise About Surveillance, Privacy On 12th Anniversary Of 9/11A majority of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing a poor job of protecting privacy rights, according to a new poll...
Unclassified Docs Show Misuse Of Domestic Spying ProgramFederal officials on Tuesday released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009.
Oracle's Ellison Calls NSA Surveillance 'Absolutely Essential' For U.S. SecurityOracle CEO Larry Ellison said the National Security Agency's surveillance program is "absolutely essential" in the war against terrorism.
Larry Magid: Obama Calls For Outside Panel On Anti-Spying TechnologyPresident Obama is restructuring national intelligence policies including restrictions in spying on Americans, but some companies have taken matters into their own hands.