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.
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.
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.
As Powering The Cloud hosted its 10th anniversary show in Frankfurt, few would question that cloud computing uptake is on the rise. The same few would question that it is a trend that is here to stay, and one that businesses will have to adapt to.
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.
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should reduce eavesdropping on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.
Congressional lawmakers held hearings this week to determine what, if any, changes can be made to U.S. government surveillance programs, with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) calling for increased transparency into federal data collection policies.
The Edward Snowden saga continues to serve up valuable lessons on the dangers posed to enterprise data by insiders with privileged access to systems and networks. The latest lesson involves the risks of allowing password sharing among employees.
Apple have revealed the amount of user information that governments have requested from the California giant, as it sought to set itself apart from Silicon Valley competitors whose businesses are built on amassing personal data.