Twitter’s transparency report for the last half of 2013 shows an increase in government requests for user account information and content takedowns.
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Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn updated their transparency reports with data on FISA requests for content from the first half of 2013.
In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the public portions of a new national security threat assessment, top intelligence and law enforcement officials said that attacks against financial networks and the critical infrastructure are major threats to the United States’ security. But those threats, as serious as they may be, were not[...]
The opinions and rhetoric on both sides of the Snowden story have only grown more strident and inflexible, leaving no room for nuanced opinions or the possibility that Snowden perhaps is neither a traitor nor a hero but something else entirely.
A letter from the Justice Dept., to a number of large technology companies eases restrictions on the reporting of national security orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
A group of six Congressmen have asked President Barack Obama to remove James Clapper as director of national intelligence as a result of his misstatements to Congress about the NSA’s dragnet data-collection programs. The group, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), said that Clapper’s role as DNI “is incompatible with the goal of restoring trust[...]
Dozens of cryptography and security pioneers write an open letter to President Obama condemning NSA surveillance.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released its review of the NSA’s phone call metadata collection program, and called it illegal. The board said the program should end and that it has not contributed to a single counter-terrorism investigation.
Thirteen men were indicted this week for allegedly using Bluetooth-enabled skimmers to steal more than $2 million from customers at gas stations across the Southern United States.