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[...]
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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.
Research into the behavior of Tor exit relays found that more than two dozen are malicious or misconfigured and could be snooping on traffic leaving the privacy network.
After months of public calls from privacy advocates and security experts, Verizon on Wednesday released its first transparency report, revealing that it received more than 164,000 subpoenas and between 1,000 and 2,000 National Security Letters in 2013. The report, which covers Verizon’s landline, Internet and wireless services, shows that the company also received 36,000 warrants,[...]
For the people expecting President Barack Obama to announce sweeping changes to the NSA’s surveillance programs, his speech on Friday likely was a major disappointment. Obama laid out some new controls and limits for some of the more controversial programs, specifically the phone metadata collection system, but much of the speech focused on why the[...]
While most malware campaigns are aimed at the masses, attackers often save their best stuff for high-value targets, as a recent campaign targeting American journalists and activists from the EFF shows.
President Obama announced reforms to the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program, but maintains it is vital and must continue.
President Obama has been mostly silent regarding the recent surveillance revelations, preferring to let NSA officials and lawmakers speak, but that’s set to change Friday when he is due to speak publicly about proposed reforms for the NSA.