The exploits of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has triggered a trend where a growing number of state and non-state actors are eager to leak top secret US documents to the media and the public in pursue of glory, money or “whatever,” the CIA director has said.
Technology firms, including Facebook and Google, have suggested five "changes" for Congress to consider while reforming foreign surveillance programs that gather vast amounts of personal data which can be accessed by authorities without a warrant.
A federal appeals court has revived part of a lawsuit against the National Security Agency filed by the operators of Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation alleged in 2015 that it was the target of NSA spying, but the suit was dismissed later that year.
We have seen 200,000 computers affected by this attack last week. We’ve seen many millions of computers not being affected last week, says security researcher Karsten Nohl. Being prepared for the next attack is paramount.
The National Security Agency says it will halt the warrantless collection of emails and texts sent to recipients overseas that mention a foreign surveillance target. Hints of the program were first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013.