NSA Trying to Change the Surveillance Narrative

Gen. Keith Alexander and the National Security Agency continue to struggle to win back the public and political support they’ve lost while keeping their tenuous grasp on the collection tools they’ve been employing for more than a decade.

WASHINGTON–Faced with trying to accomplish its mission in an environment that suddenly has become quite hostile and inquisitive about its methods, the National Security Agency is becoming more and more public about the challenges that lie ahead and how the agency plans to address them. One of the key parts of this is a public […]

Hackers have only had a few days to play around with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, but apparently that’s all the time one of them needed to find a flaw that can allow anyone to bypass the lockscreen on phones running the much-buzzed operating system.

A researcher has discovered a privacy bug in the Facebook Android app that enables an attacker to view and download any images that a user sends to Facebook. The problem derives from the fact that the app, along with the official Facebook Messenger app for Android, don’t send those images over HTTPS, even though the […]

A newly declassified opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from this summer shows the court’s interpretation of the controversial Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act that’s used to justify the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone metadata collections, and reveals that none of the companies that have been served with such orders has ever challenged one.

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