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  • Weekend Reading List: From the history of sex.com to 300 awesome free things 2 days ago

    The weekend's almost here and you might want to utilise the time you have on hand productively. What better than reading? We have shortlisted a selection of technology-related articles that could make your weekend a little more worthwhile. The history of sex.com, the most contested domain on the Internet: Sex...
  • European SIM maker confirms hacking by spy agencies NSA, GCHQ 3 days ago

    The Hague: After an internal investigation, digital security company Gemalto has concluded that it had "reasonable grounds to believe" that it was hacked by US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Amsterdam-based company stated Wednesday. On February 19, 2015, news website The Intercept revealed that, based...
  • NSA chief dodges hard drive spying allegations, says programs lawful 5 days ago

    Washington: The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the U.S. government implants spyware on computer hard drives for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the law." U.S. Navy Admiral Michael Rogers was responding to reports that the NSA had embedded spyware in...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA February 21, 2015

    Washington: It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: the encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. A report by the investigative news website The Intercept, citing leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden,...
  • NSA, GCHQ spies hacked mobile SIM card keys: Report February 20, 2015

    Washington: US and British intelligence services can tap into mobile voice and data communications of many devices after stealing encryption keys of a major SIM card maker, a report said Thursday. The report, from investigative website The Intercept, said the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ obtained encryption...
  • Equation Group: NSA cyber-spying program that hid spyware deep within hard drives exposed February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries, including India, infected with one or more of the spying programs carried by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The US National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital,...
  • Rajnath reviews security situation ahead of Obama visit December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the overall security environment in the country and its neighbourhood with the top brass, including Defence Minister, NSA and Army Chief. The inter-ministerial meeting took stock of the prevailing security situation in the country ahead...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 29, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack October 29, 2014

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP attacks West Bengal government, says Mamata should resign as CM October 24, 2014

    The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday. On Friday, the NIA Director General reviewed investigations on the ground in Burdwan and Mushridabad. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed in a bomb blast in the area, putting the Mamata Banerjee government under fire as well. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 24, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: NSA to visit Burdwan blast site in West Bengal October 24, 2014

    A high-level delegation led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be visiting West Bengal on Monday to take stock of the progress in the Burdwan blast case. The high-level delegation will include NIA, RAW and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials. ...
  • Burdwan blast probe: NSA-led high level delegation to visit WB on Monday October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be visiting West Bengal on Monday to take stock of the progress in the Burdwan blast case. The high-level delegation will include NIA, RAW and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials. On Friday, NIA Director General Sharad Kumar visited the...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley October 24, 2014

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • 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...