When Edward Snowden revealed the NSA secretly monitored Americans’ internet use, officials allayed concerns by explaining “only metadata” was collected. Now a federal court says some URLs fall outside the metadata category, qualifying as content.
After a delay, cybersecurity legislation dreaded by privacy advocates and relentlessly pursued by national security officials, known as CISA, will get a vote on the Senate floor “in a couple of days,” a top sponsoring senator anticipates.
A kind gesture by an Alabama state trooper was recently photographed by an onlooker. Now that image has gone viral on Facebook as supporters of police suggest the trooper's actions are the true face of law enforcement agents in the US.
Transparency advocate WikiLeaks has obtained and released the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal among Pacific Rim nations comprising 40 percent of global gross domestic product.
A dozen Pacific Rim nations reportedly reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the secretive, US-orchestrated pact that seeks common standards among its members. Opponents say the deal is more about consolidation of power than "fair trade."
An iOS app that delivered news of United States drone strikes was taken off Apple's App Store due to "excessively crude or objectionable content." Metadata+ offered aggregated news in text format, along with maps of where the strikes occurred.
A new billboard campaign in Los Angeles is calling out online dating apps Tinder and Grindr, suggesting they encourage a "hookup culture" that exacerbates susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has released a new smartphone application designed to help unmanned aerial vehicle operators know if there are any rules about flying a drone in a certain location.
A high school honor student who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State through social media has been sentenced to 136 months in prison. The teen aided his friend in traveling to Syria to join the jihadist group in January.