Widely renowned as one of the top technology trade shows in the world, the 2015 edition of CeBIT played host to a range of internationally acclaimed companies and insider experts in Hannover, Germany. Among the highlights were SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott and a video link Q&A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The security space in 2013 will go down in history as a sector dominated by the work of Edward Snowden, Gartner has said.
The National Security Agency would carry out industrial espionage operations in pursuit of US economic interests, Edward Snowden has alleged in a German TV interview.
E.U. politicians have said that they doubt data collection by the U.S. National Security Agency has been purely for the fight against terrorism.
The U.S. National Security Agency paid US$10 million to vendor RSA in a “secret” deal to incorporate a deliberately flawed encryption algorithm into widely used security software, according to a Reuters report that is reigniting controversy about the government’s involvement in setting security standards.
Eight top tech companies in the U.S. have asked governments around the world to reform surveillance laws and practices, and asked the U.S. to take the lead.
Following reports about U.S. surveillance worldwide, a United Nations panel has adopted a draft resolution on potential threats to human rights such as the right to privacy in the digital age.
The U.S. National Security Agency reportedly hacked into over 50,000 computer networks around the world as part of its global intelligence gathering efforts, and also taps into large fiber optic cables that transport Internet traffic between continents at 20 different major points.
The U.K.’s intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly built an automated system to track the hotel bookings of foreign diplomats when travelling abroad for international summits or work meetings.
A member of the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for hacking into the computers of a geopolitical analysis firm.