Two California lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would prohibit state agencies and corporations from providing material support to the National Security Agency.
Banks must ‘significantly upgrade’ IT systems for risk compliance, says Basel Committee
Banks are unable to adequately assess financial risk due to delays in upgrading IT systems, according to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Judge rules NSA spy efforts may be unconstitutional
In a potential blow to government surveillance efforts, a federal judge in Washington D.C., today ruled that the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting phone metadata records on millions of Americans may be unconstitutional.
Show us an alternative to collecting metadata, NSA director tells critics
Critics of the U.S. National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. residents’ telephone records should offer a better way to track terrorists and protect the country against attacks, the agency’s director said Wednesday.
US intelligence officials: NSA reform bill is ‘flawed’
Proposals in Congress to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone records would compromise the agency’s ability to find and track terrorists, representatives of the intelligence community said Monday.
PRISM means emails will never be secure
Earlier this month, Lavabit and Silent Circle – two privacy-minded email providers – decided to shut up shop rather than give the US government the chance to access their customer data.
Tight NSA spy vote gives hope to programme critics
Civil rights advocates view Wednesday’s narrow defeat of a bill to curtail funds for the National Security Agency’s domestic spy programme as a sign of the growing opposition within Congress.
US court renews permission to NSA to collect phone metadata
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed permission to the US government for a controversial programme to collect telephone metadata in bulk.
US senators demand to know extent and benefits of spy programme
A group of 26 U.S. senators, cutting across party lines, are seeking “public answers” on whether the National Security Agency collected in bulk other data such as credit card purchases and financial information in the U.S. besides phone records.
Master data management revenue to grow 21% in 2012: Gartner
Worldwide master data management (MDM) software revenue will reach $1.9 billion in 2012, a 21 percent increase from 2011, according …