The NSA searches the data it collects incidentally on Americans, including phone calls and emails, during the course of terrorism investigations.
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Internet service providers in Turkey have been intercepting traffic to Google’s DNS servers and redirecting it.
The makers of Fandango and Credit Karma have settled with the Federal Trade Commission after the commission charged that they deliberately misrepresented the security of their apps and failed to validate SSL certificates.
The federal government is looking for a way to relax the laws to make it simpler for law enforcement agents to target and compromise the computers of suspects involved in criminal cases.
The White House released a five-point plan that would end bulk collection of phone call metadata by the government as it exists today.
The Google transparency report shows an increase in user requests from the government but a drop in compliance from the company.
Multiple efforts to reform the NSA’s surveillance activities, including a White House proposal, demonstrate that public debate still carries weight.
Privacy experts are concerned that the Obama administration’s legislative proposal to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records may be weaker than other similar proposed bills.
Politicians and policy analysts, discussing the issue in a panel Monday, said that there is room for sensible regulation without repeating the mistakes of the Crypto Wars of the 1990s.
Time Warner released its first transparency report on Friday, reporting 12,000 government and law enforcement requests and between 0-249 national security orders.