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  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records 25-03-2014 11:45 AM

    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,...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report 23-03-2014 11:28 AM

    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...
  • NSA-wary Google now encrypts all Gmail messages 21-03-2014 02:16 PM

    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,...
  • 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 'hijacked' criminal botnets as a resource for spying 13-03-2014 07:14 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angry Birds website hacked 29-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Helsinki: Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the popular game's home pages have been hacked, two days after reports that the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by US and British spy agencies. Rovio spokeswoman says the hacking lasted a few minutes early Wednesday and that end-user...
  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize 29-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes "in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing has contributed to a more...
  • 'Significant threats' to life, says Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 04:06 PM

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA's collection of telephone records and emails. In what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden's first television interview, Snowden also...
  • Edward Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life 27-01-2014 11:03 AM

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA's collection of telephone records and emails. In what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden's first television interview, Snowden also...
  • 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...
  • Snowden denies getting help from Russia in leaking US secrets: Report 22-01-2014 03:45 PM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," a US based magazine reported on Tuesday. In an interview the magazine said was conducted by encrypted means...
  • US: Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying 18-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama's orders to change some US surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from...
  • 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...
  • Edward Snowden has more US-Israel secrets to expose: Foreign Media 07-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel, the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world's attention said on Monday. Among allegations aired by Snowden last year were that the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had...
  • NSA developing a quantum computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 02:02 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • US spy agency developing computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 12:25 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, a media organisation reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • Apple says never worked with National Security Agency on iPhone hacks 01-01-2014 11:38 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has never worked with the US National Security Agency and is unaware of efforts to target its smartphones, the company said in response to reports that the spy agency had developed a system to hack into and monitor iPhones. Germany's Der Spiegel reported this week that...
  • NSA intercepts computer deliveries: Report 30-12-2013 01:21 PM

    A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel's revelations relate to a division of the NSA known...
  • 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...
  • Mobile carriers failed to use tech fixes to thwart spying 28-12-2013 11:47 AM

    The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's Security Research Labs, told Reuters ahead of a highly...
  • NSA phone surveillance legal, says New York judge 28-12-2013 12:27 AM

    A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation's arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism. The decision contrasts with a ruling earlier this month by another US district court judge,...
  • Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message 26-12-2013 11:23 AM

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day. In a two-minute video recorded in Moscow, where Snowden has been...
  • Snowden says his mission is accomplished 25-12-2013 07:01 AM

    Washington: Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who disclosed the agency's secrets and forced the US government to revaluate its surveillance policies, has said his mission has been accomplished. "For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished," Snowden told the Washington Post in his...
  • Mission already accomplished, says Snowden 24-12-2013 12:25 PM

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of US surveillance policies Snowden told in an interview published online on Monday night that he was satisfied because journalists have been able to tell the story of the government's...