In a letter sent to President Obama and members of Congress, former members and staff of the Church Committee on intelligence said that the revelations of the NSA activities have caused “a crisis of public confidence” and encouraged the formation of a new committee to undertake “significant and public reexamination of intelligence community practices”.
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Mark Zuckerberg is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Actually, he is going to take it, because we all are going to take it, at least for the foreseeable future.
The NSA on Thursday responded to media reports that it has been impersonating Facebook and other sites in order to compromise surveillance targets’ machines, saying that the agency “does not use its technical capabilities to impersonate U.S. company websites.”
The term metadata and the implications of its collection and analysis have been one of the key points in the debate surrounding the NSA’s broad surveillance programs over the last year. Legislators, policy makers and others continue to argue about whether metadata can actually reveal anything about the people behind the phone numbers, but researchers[...]
Whatever your feelings are about Snowden, listening to him speak about why he did what he did, what he hoped to accomplish and how he feels about the public reaction is informative.
information about a staggering number of citizens and perhaps as many as 30 million records, may have been divulged by a Vietnamese man who was able to trick credit reporting bureau Experian.
The mass surveillance programs that he revealed through media leaks in the last year have not only compromised the privacy and security of Americans, but have damaged the country’s economy, Edward Snowden said in an interview Monday.
Pinterest’s first transparency report reveals minimal interest in the social network’s user data.
Microsoft supplied user content in response to 10.8 percent of the law enforcement requests it received from United States agencies in the second half of 2013.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission seeking to halt Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.