Surveillance

  • Surveillance team recovers Rs 25 lakh from luxury car 05-04-2014 09:18 PM

    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...
  • Mark Zuckerberg phoned Barack Obama to complain about NSA spying 14-03-2014 06:30 AM

    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...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden says has no regrets for leaks 11-03-2014 10:57 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    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...
  • Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW conference 11-03-2014 08:31 AM

    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...
  • UK spy agency collected sexually explicit images from Yahoo Messenger video chats 28-02-2014 07:29 AM

    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...
  • MTS announces entry into surveillance security service 20-02-2014 03:48 PM

    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 08-02-2014 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Noida police to upgrade facilities for better surveillance 29-01-2014 10:06 AM

    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...
  • NSA also involved in industrial espionage: Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 07:17 AM

    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 17-01-2014 02:28 PM

    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...
  • NSA malware spies on 100,000 computers around the world, including in India 16-01-2014 06:08 AM

    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...
  • Barack Obama likely to approve surveillance changes: officials 15-01-2014 10:53 PM

    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...
  • US judge rules NSA telephone surveillance lawful 28-12-2013 12:34 PM

    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...
  • NSA spying on online gamers across the world: Report 10-12-2013 07:59 AM

    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...
  • Google, Apple, Facebook push for limits on government surveillance 09-12-2013 03:11 PM

    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...
  • NSA collects 5 billion cell phone records globally per day 05-12-2013 11:21 AM

    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 16-11-2013 10:03 PM

    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 16-11-2013 06:03 PM

    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,...
  • Snowden says he took no secret files to Russia: Reports 18-10-2013 12:47 PM

    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...
  • 12,444 out of total 29,000 govt requests for user data this year from US: Yahoo 07-09-2013 08:29 AM

    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...
  • NSA cracked most online encryption, spied on thousands of internet users: Report 06-09-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates 04-09-2013 11:16 AM

    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...
  • US spied on emails, phone calls, messages of Presidents of Brazil, Mexico: Report 03-09-2013 08:31 AM

    The US National Security Agency spied on emails, phone calls and text messages of the Presidents of Brazil and Mexico, a Brazilian news program reported, a revelation that could strain Washington's relations with Latin America's two biggest nations. The report late on Sunday by Globo's news program "Fantastico" was based...
  • Edward Snowden travelled to India before 2011: Report 29-08-2013 03:39 PM

    CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked some of America's most closely guarded secrets, had travelled to India before 2011 but did not report the tripduring his background-check process. "The background checkers failed to verify Snowden's account of a past security violation and his work for the CIA, they didn't thoroughly...
  • India against accessing Internet communication content, says Sibal 24-08-2013 07:07 AM

    The Indian government was opposed to anyone accessing content of Internet communications emanating from the country, Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal told parliament on Friday. He also assured members that steps had been taken to protect communications sent by missions abroad. Responding to concern of Rajya Sabha members...
  • US admits surveillance operations overstepped legal limits due to 'technical problems' 22-08-2013 11:13 AM

    The National Security Agency spied on electronic communications between Americans in a program that was later scrapped after a judge ruled it illegal in 2011, US officials said on Thursday. A senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity told reporters that the surveillance collection was "a result of a...
  • NSA collected 56,000 emails by Americans every year, reveals documents 22-08-2013 09:16 AM

    The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret US court subsequently said may have violated US law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday. The once-classified documents were released...
  • Close Cameron aides asked paper to destroy Snowden data 22-08-2013 03:38 AM

    London: Two of British Prime Minister David Cameron's most senior aides pressed the Guardian newspaper to hand over or destroy intelligence secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, political sources said on Wednesday. News that Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood and National Security Adviser Kim Darroch were involved drags Cameron into a storm...
  • Glenn Greenwald's friend set to take legal action against UK over detention: Guardian 21-08-2013 09:35 AM

    The partner of US journalist Glenn Greenwald is taking legal action over his detention by British authorities, the editor of The Guardian newspaper said on Tuesday. "David Miranda is taking a civil action over his material and the way that he was treated," editor Alan Rusbridger, whose newspaper has worked...