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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

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Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Mass surveillance

Laura Poitras talks about Edward Snowden

Laura Poitras ‘Citizenfour’: Edward Snowden’s View of the National Security Agency? This Friday Washington D.C, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are going to experience ‘Citizenfour’. It gives an insider’s account of the National Security Agency’s programs. The documentary also looks at the...

Oct 24 2014, 1:06pm CDT

Twitter Takes Fight for Transparency to Court

Twitter Takes Fight for Transparency to Court Twitter said that under the First Amendment, it is obliged to respond to user concerns surrounding the scope of government surveillance.

Oct 8 2014, 4:33am CDT

Snowden’s Proof Regarding FISA Court’s NSA Authorization to Spy on 4 Countries

Snowden’s Proof Regarding FISA Court’s NSA Authorization to Spy on 4 Countries Edward Snowden has given recent proof regarding the FISA court’s authorization given to the NSA to spy untrammeled on all the nations except for a handful.

Jul 1 2014, 11:43am CDT

Tim Cook to be Asked to Testify in NSA Case

Tim Cook to be Asked to Testify in NSA Case According to a new report, German lawmakers may ask Tim Cook and other Silicon Valley CEOs to testify in NSA case.

May 23 2014, 3:48am CDT

How Heartbleed Happened, The NSA And Proof Heartbleed Can Do Real Damage

How Heartbleed Happened Last week during the Heartbleed chaos I wrote two articles, one outlining how to stay safe and the other explaining what heartbleed actually is. As we enter this week it is clear that we are far from out of the woods,...

Apr 14 2014, 9:11am CDT

NSA reportedly used Heartbleed to gather intelligence, Agency denies it

NSA reportedly used Heartbleed to gather intelligence, Agency denies it A Bloomberg report earlier today said that the NSA intentionally kept the Heartbleed bug a secret in order to use it as a tool for intelligence.

Apr 12 2014, 4:36am CDT

NSA spies on 122 key influential leaders of the world The US agency makes use of a system “Nymrod” for this unlawful surveillance

Mar 30 2014, 11:54am CDT

Obama to Curtail Possibility of Data Collection Abuse by NSA

Obama to End Possibility of Bulk Data Collection by NSA President Obama is to curtail the possibility of data collection abuse by the NSA. In accordance with his plans, the bulk examination of telephone records will soon be a thing of the past.

Mar 25 2014, 9:51am CDT

CES 2015 News
NSA reportedly targeted Huawei

NSA reportedly targeted Huawei BERLIN (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer...

Mar 22 2014, 2:33pm CDT

At TED, Google's Larry Page Says NSA Spying Threatens Democracy

At TED, Google's Larry Page Says NSA Spying Threatens Democracy Google chairman Eric Schmidt may be “pretty sure” that Google is keeping its users’ data safe from government snooping, but for CEO Larry Page, that’s small consolation. In an on-stage Q&A at the TED conference in...

Mar 19 2014, 6:06pm CDT

NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been recording all of a foreign country's phone calls, then listening to the conversations up to a month later, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. At the request of...

Mar 18 2014, 3:16pm CDT

Zuckerberg voices frustration with Obama over NSA NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Posting...

Mar 13 2014, 5:02pm CDT

Zuckerberg Says He Called Obama To Express 'Frustration' Over NSA Surveillance

Zuckerberg Says He Called Obama To Express 'Frustration' Over NSA Surveillance Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the first name that comes to mind as a champion of privacy. But the seemingly endless revelations of NSA surveillance programs has inspired Facebook’s founder to call up no less than President...

Mar 13 2014, 3:06pm CDT

NSA leaker Snowden says has no regrets for leaks AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program. Snowden spoke Monday via live video conference to a packed audience at...

Mar 10 2014, 6:26pm CDT

US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Sprint Communications Inc. overbilled government agencies $21 million for wiretap services. The lawsuit filed federal court in San Francisco...

Mar 3 2014, 6:11pm CST

Report: UK Spies intercept Webcams and Nudity

Report: UK Spies intercept Webcams and Nudity LONDON (AP) — Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-...

Feb 27 2014, 2:08pm CST

Security Experts At RSA Decry Government Hacking There’s an old expression, “I’ve met the enemy and he is us.” When it comes to cyber-security, “us” may just stand for “U.S.” I’ve attended the RSA security conference for many years years and am accustomed to security...

Feb 25 2014, 4:21pm CST

States Scrambling to Curtail government surveillance

States Scrambling to Curtail government surveillance States hope steps to rein in government surveillance will prompt federal changes PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated...

Feb 5 2014, 2:40am CST

Internet firms: How much Spying does Government do thru NSA spy

Internet firms: How much Spying does Government do thru NSA spy Freed by deal with government, Internet firms release new data on NSA surveillance requests WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how...

Feb 4 2014, 12:22am CST

The Mormon Who Creates Billions of Fake Identities Every Month

The Mormon Who Creates Billions of Fake Identities Every Month Suspicious NSA and FBI agents have contacted Jacob Allred about his websites, and Social Security Administration investigators, waving badges, have showed up at his door. Businesses have cursed him. Some have telephoned...

Feb 4 2014, 12:07am CST

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Kerry seeks to calm German anger at NSA reports Kerry says US, Germany will put 'bumps in the road' over NSA revelations behind them BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that relations with Germany have gone through a "rough patch" recently...

Jan 31 2014, 9:28pm CST

It Is A Scandal That No One is Investigating the NSA

It Is A Scandal That No One is Investigating the NSA I am simply stunned that others have not been calling for a full investigation of the NSA surveillance program (see earlier blog).  It has been nearly eight months since The Guardian’s first report on June 5, 2013...

Jan 31 2014, 3:57am CST

The Commerce Department To The Rescue On Surveillance Reform?

The Commerce Department To The Rescue On Surveillance Reform? Despite the hype surrounding the President’s January speech on NSA surveillance reform, his much-anticipated remarks placated few of his domestic and overseas critics. More importantly, the President failed to heed the...

Jan 31 2014, 3:32am CST

Mobile Apps Give NSA Access To Personal Data

Mobile Apps Give NSA Access To Personal Data The next time you play Angry Birds or Candy Crush Saga, just remember: Big Brother is watching you. Or, at least, information about you may be finding its way into NSA data-banks. Which may or may not come as...

Jan 28 2014, 2:35pm CST

Report: Are your smartphone apps tracking you?

Report: Are your smartphone apps tracking you? Reports say NSA and GCHQ uses smartphone apps like Angry Birds to track their targets LONDON (AP) — Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds...

Jan 28 2014, 3:54am CST

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US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying AP Exclusive: US considers how to prevent spying on its searches of Americans' phone records WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans'...

Jan 28 2014, 3:45am CST

US looking to stop spying on NSA spying

US looking to stop spying on NSA spying AP Exclusive: US considers how to prevent spying on NSA's searches of Americans' phone records WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National...

Jan 28 2014, 3:15am CST

Gov't, Internet companies Agree at last on disclosure

Gov't, Internet companies Agree at last on disclosure US reaches deal with Internet companies on requests to reveal demands for customer information WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the...

Jan 28 2014, 2:40am CST

Trustwave Demonstrates Malware Records Touchscreen Swipes To Record Your PIN

Gov't, Internet companies Compromise on disclosure US reaches deal with Internet companies on requests to reveal demands for customer information WASHINGTON (AP) — The government and leading Internet companies on Monday announced a compromise that will allow those...

Jan 28 2014, 2:20am CST

Snowden Calls For Termination Of Unwarranted Surveillance

Snowden Calls For Termination Of Unwarranted Surveillance This post excerpted from securitycurrent. In a live chat hosted by The Courage Foundation Edward Snowden called on the US to stop the mass collection of telephone records by the NSA, authorized under section 215 of...

Jan 24 2014, 5:50am CST

Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying

Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying Government oversight panel urges end to phone data spying, records purge WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has...

Jan 23 2014, 2:01am CST

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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient' Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

President Obama announces significant changes to NSA program

President Obama announces significant changes to NSA program President Obama: The reforms I'm proposing today should give the American people greater confidence that their rights are being protected.

Jan 17 2014, 8:31pm CST

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't President Obama gave a speech this morning outlining changes to be implemented in the NSA phone record surveillance program. The reforms are a result of an in-depth investigation into NSA intelligence gathering...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt? The complexity of privacy discussions in a hyper-connected world of free services was made clear this morning. In a speech that was high on rhetoric but short on details (which will be made clear in sixty days),...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

Obama Calls For 'New Approach' On NSA Surveillance--Not 'New' Enough For Critics

Obama Calls For 'New Approach' On NSA Surveillance--Not 'New' Enough For Critics Six months after Edward Snowden began leaking the NSA’s secrets, President Obama has agreed that the way America spies needs to change. But when it comes to the degree of that change, the White House has a long way to...

Jan 17 2014, 1:11pm CST

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Questions and answers about Obama's new NSA rules Questions and answers about Obama's plan to rein in NSA snooping on phone records and emails WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering changes to spy programs that sweep up Americans' phone...

Jan 17 2014, 12:21pm CST

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NSA Dishfire program harvested 200 million text messages daily claims report NSA says activity was focused on valid threats

Jan 17 2014, 9:33am CST

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AP Source: NSA phone data control may come to end AP Source: President Barack Obama to call for ending NSA's control of Americans' phone data WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21am CST

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For Obama, NSA review a quest for public trust For Obama, NSA review a quest to regain public trust in surveillance operations WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with Edward Snowden's first leaks about the government's sweeping surveillance apparatus, President...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST