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.
New papers released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by The Intercept, reveal that Japan made secret deals with the NSA – with one document noting that the agency's relationship with Tokyo goes back to the 1950s.
Top members of the House Judiciary Committee have asked the Trump administration to reveal how many Americans are affected by expiring foreign surveillance programs that gather massive amounts of personal data.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed the “ideology of betrayal” promoted by former CIA director Michael Morell who suggested Edward Snowden be presented as the “perfect inauguration gift” from Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump.
Norway’s Supreme Court has rejected Edward Snowden’s request for guarantees that he will not be extradited to the US if he enters the country to receive the Ossietzky Prize for outstanding efforts in the field of freedom of expression.
Knowledgeable, well-funded hackers can install indistinguishable backdoors in 1,024-bit cryptographic keys – widely-used among top HTTPS-protected websites – using a special technique that can eventually decrypt protected communications, researchers reported.