Surveillance

  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia: Lawyer August 8, 2014

    Moscow: Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report July 29, 2014

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • Edward Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies July 20, 2014

    New York: Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from...
  • Afraid of the NSA? A new secrecy-cloaking mobile app lets you make, receive private phone calls; available on Android, iOS July 10, 2014

    Vienna: Silent Circle, a company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, is introducing on Thursday a secrecy-cloaking phone service that lets customers make and receive private phone calls for as little as $12.95 a month. The secure, fixed-rate voice and data calling plan works on Apple iOS and...
  • Intel working on models in security and surveillance field June 28, 2014

    Coimbatore: Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, is working on designing various models in the field of security and surveillance across the country and is in dialogue with some state governments, a top company official said on Thursday. Since security is becoming a major concern in every field, be...
  • NSA finds one email from Edward Snowden raising question May 30, 2014

    Washington: Edward Snowden says he repeatedly raised constitutional concerns about National Security Agency surveillance internally, but an NSA search turned up a single email in which Snowden gently asks for "clarification" on a technical legal question about training materials, agency officials said on Thursday. Snowden, a former NSA systems administrator whose...
  • Surveillance team recovers Rs 25 lakh from luxury car April 5, 2014

    A static surveillance team of election department on Saturday recovered over Rs 25 lakh from a luxury car in Malviya Nagar area here. It is suspected that the cash was to be used for the purpose of election by some candidate. The car owner Kapil Chauhan could not explain the source of...
  • Mark Zuckerberg phoned Barack Obama to complain about NSA spying March 14, 2014

    New York: 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 US government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden says has no regrets for leaks March 11, 2014

    Austin: 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 the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces felony charges...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer March 11, 2014

    Boston: Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs for the position. Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled out...
  • Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW conference March 11, 2014

    Austin: NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces felony charges in the US after revealing the agency's mass surveillance program by leaking thousands of...
  • UK spy agency collected sexually explicit images from Yahoo Messenger video chats February 28, 2014

    London: 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-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs. The newspaper said GCHQ has been scooping up the sensitive images by...
  • MTS announces entry into surveillance security service February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under the MTS brand, announced it is entering into the remote security surveillance segment with launch of an Internet-based solution in partnership with D-Link. "MSecure launch makes MTS the first telecom operator in the country to offer video surveillance solution bundled...
  • NSA gets under 30 per cent of US phone data: Reports February 8, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency collects less than 30 per cent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of US phone records, two US newspapers reported Friday. Citing anonymous officials and sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal both...
  • Noida police to upgrade facilities for better surveillance January 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday gave approval for the setting up of five police stations, a hi-tech police control room, a cyber-crime police station and a forensic lab in Greater Noida region. The state cabinet approved the proposal of the police department to upgrade security and surveillance for the twin cities...
  • NSA also involved in industrial espionage: Edward Snowden January 27, 2014

    Berlin: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the US agency is involved in industrial espionage. In the interview aired on Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the US, but had nothing...
  • NSA collects 200 million SMS text messages a day globally January 17, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people's travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Code-named "Dishfire," the NSA program collects "pretty much everything it can," the Guardian said,...
  • NSA malware spies on 100,000 computers around the world, including in India January 16, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the US to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and US officials in...
  • Barack Obama likely to approve surveillance changes: officials January 15, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific details to Congress, according to three US officials familiar with the White House intelligence review. In a highly anticipated speech...
  • US judge rules NSA telephone surveillance lawful December 28, 2013

    New York: A US court here today ruled that the National Security Agency's controversial telephone surveillance programme was "lawful" and the snooping was a valuable component to eliminate al-Qaeda's terror network. In a 53-page ruling, New York District Judge William Pauley said the NSA's bulk telephony metadata collection programme is "lawful"...
  • NSA spying on online gamers across the world: Report December 10, 2013

    London: American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft. Stories carried Monday by The New York Times,...
  • Google, Apple, Facebook push for limits on government surveillance December 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Eight US web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies - Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc - issued an open...
  • NSA collects 5 billion cell phone records globally per day December 5, 2013

    Washington: America's secretive National Security Agency is collecting nearly five billion cell phone records a day about the precise locations of individuals, including non-US citizens, a media report said on Thursday. The startling revelations by The Washington Post are based on the classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former...
  • BJP, Congress engage in slugfest over snooping allegations November 16, 2013

    Congress and BJP were, on Saturday, engaged in a slugfest over alleged illegal snooping on a young woman by a close aide of Narendra Modi with the ruling party charging that this is an assault on civil liberties while BJP rejected Congress demand for a rethink on its prime ministerial...
  • Income Tax team seizes Rs17 lakh in poll-bound state November 16, 2013

    Income Tax officers on Saturday seized Rs 17 lakh cash at a check-post set up by a static surveillance team in Jaipur in Dausa district in poll-bound Rajasthan. The cash was seized from a car bearing a Uttar Pradesh registration number at the check-post near Mahua on the Mahua-Bharatpur highway, an...
  • Snowden says he took no secret files to Russia: Reports October 18, 2013

    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said he did not bring any of the documents he took from the agency with him to Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Snowden told the newspaper he gave all the documents to journalists he met in Hong Kong before flying to...
  • 12,444 out of total 29,000 govt requests for user data this year from US: Yahoo September 7, 2013

    Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company's global transparency report. Yahoo on Thursday said in the report, covering the first six months of 2013, that 12,444 of the requests from worldwide governments came...
  • NSA cracked most online encryption, spied on thousands of internet users: Report September 6, 2013

    The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports based on internal US government documents. The NSA has bypassed or altogether cracked...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates September 4, 2013

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including evidence...