U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated an expert cryptologist to head the National Security Agency at a time when the agency is under pressure to reform its surveillance.
The German government and the German Federal Intelligence Service are facing legal action because they allegedly aided the U.S. NSA data collection program.
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.
The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.
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.
Two California lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would prohibit state agencies and corporations from providing material support to the National Security Agency.
The U.S. National Security Agency was developing a software implant in 2008 for Apple iPhones that allowed the agency to take almost total control of the device, including retrieving text messages and voicemail and remotely turning on its microphone and camera, according to a report by Der Spiegel.
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.
Verizon Communications will report on law-enforcement requests for information on its customers that it received in 2013, following similar moves that major online companies have made, but rival AT&T has not.
Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456” as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.