Dropbox published its 2013 Transparency Report in which it says it received fewer than 250 national security orders from the secret FISA Court.
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LinkedIn announced it was shutting down its Intro service for iOS devices. Intro integrated service with the native iOS Mail client raised privacy and security concerns when it was released four months ago.
PUNTA CANA–The golden era of bulk surveillance through the acquisition of phone records and other data from telecommunications companies may already be fading, but the larger threat to privacy and security is just beginning to emerge: the use of legal tools and coercion to get around encryption and other safeguards. One of the main results[…]
It would be understandable, even natural, for most casual observers to have grown so completely overwhelmed by the inundation of stories about government surveillance and exploitation techniques that they tuned it out months ago. Why get worked up about something you can’t change?
Twitter’s transparency report for the last half of 2013 shows an increase in government requests for user account information and content takedowns.
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.
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.