NSA

  • PM interacts with army chief, NSA at Air Force Day reception October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with army chief General Dalbir Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Air Force Day reception here against the backdrop of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan. He also mingled with guests and posed for photographs at "At Home" hosted by...
  • Ex-NSA chief warns of jihadi wave in India September 23, 2014

    London: A new version of jihad is attracting "small but steady stream" of Indians to join Islamic State movement in Syria, Former National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan warned on Tuesday. "New version jihad is proving to be highly attractive for its strength is spiritual purity. More and more youngsters find...
  • US building a new 6,200member cyber defence corps September 17, 2014

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200member unit should be fully operational...
  • NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders, says Edward Snowden September 15, 2014

    Wellington: Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data. Snowden talked via video link from Russia...
  • US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 a day fine over surveillance September 12, 2014

    Washington: US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, "underscore...
  • NSA Doval arrives in China to finalise Xi's visit to India September 8, 2014

    Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived on Monday to firm up Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India expected to take place next week. Doval will hold talks tomorrow with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and is expected to meet Xi after that. Dates for the visit of Xi, also...
  • Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, on Thursday tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons". The resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with "regret", a PMO statement said in New Delhi on Thursday. Sandhu, a 1973 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...
  • Afraid of the NSA? A new secrecycloaking 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 secrecycloaking phone service that lets customers make and receive private phone calls for as little as $12.95 a month. The secure, fixedrate voice and data calling plan works on Apple iOS and...
  • NSA spied on five MuslimAmericans including IndianAmerican July 9, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent MuslimAmerican activists, including an Indianorigin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals. Based on the documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, online news site The Intercept...
  • US spying allegations are serious, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel July 7, 2014

    Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about. The case risks further straining ties with Washington, which have been...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....
  • US privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worrying July 2, 2014

    The US National Security Agency (NSA)'s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyberspying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog said in a report. Privacy issues have become a hot topic since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

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  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark July 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • US NSA spied BJP: Rajiv Pratap Rudy says need to verify reports first July 1, 2014

    Reacting to US National Security Agency's documents on spying upon six nonUS political parties and another 193 foreign governments, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government need to verify reports first and MEA will address the matter. ...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • China state media wants Apple, Google to be severely punished for spying June 4, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten...
  • Ajit Doval appointed new National Security Advisor May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has appointed Ajit Kumar Doval as the new National Security Advisor. Doval, who has had a positive track record, was formerly the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Doval was also the first police officer to be awarded the Kirti Chakra, the highest peace time award. ...
  • 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...
  • Groundtoair security cover for Modi's PM swearingin ceremony May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A groundtoair security cover on par with the Republic Day parade will be put in place for Narendra Modi's swearing in as India's 15th Prime Minister on Monday which will be attended by top leaders of neighbouring countries and around 3,000 other select guests. Delhi Police said...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug April 13, 2014

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The White...
  • Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records March 25, 2014

    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday. If Congress approves, the Obama administration would stop collecting the information, known...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report March 23, 2014

    Berlin: US 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 was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency began targeting Huawei in early 2009...
  • NSA-wary Google now encrypts all Gmail messages March 21, 2014

    Washington: In a bid to stop snooping on its users, Google has overhauled its Gmail service in a big way - encrypting every single email you send or receive. According to the firm, "this ensures that your messages are safe not only when they move between you and Gmail's servers, but...
  • 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 'hijacked' criminal botnets as a resource for spying March 13, 2014

    San Francisco: While US law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compromised computers used by cyber criminals, the National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying. The NSA has "co-opted" more than 140,000 computers since August 2007 for the purpose of...
  • 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...
  • 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...