Catch me if you can: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow, may ask Ecuador for asylum
Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow and is reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador.
Foreign-held telecomm companies excluded from NSA surveillance sweep
Two major U.S. telecommunications companies were exempted from the NSA's metadata spying program not because they refused to cooperate, but because foreign companies have too much control over them.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: How did a subcontractor get access to top classified files?
Amid the PRISM controversy, the focus now is on Edward Snowden. Why did he reveal the classified files and how did he do it?
Did NSA cyberspying revelations cause Bitcoin to crash?
News of the NSA's and FBI's spying abilities on may have shaken the nerves of many privacy advocates out there, but it appears the government's digital tracking abilities may have also shaken the nerves of Bitcoin users.
Google, Facebook and other tech firms ask permission to show they're not spying with NSA
Edward Snowden, in conjunction with The Guardian and The Washington Post, revealed that the NSA and the FBI have direct access to the servers of nine major tech firms. Those firms, however, deny this, and are asking the government for permission to prove it.
86 tech rights groups demand an end to NSA surveillance
It appears Congress isn't as upset about the various NSA and FBI programs revealed to the public last week as some Internet activists would like. Can 86 rights organizations rekindle the organizational oomph they had against SOPA/PIPA with Stopwatching.us?
Boundless Informant: NSA's latest global Internet spy tool
Things just keep on getting worse for the NSA. Details of a third top-secret cyberespionage program, named Boundless Informant, have leaked. But the leaks, it appears, are going to stop. The leaker, Edward Snowden, has come forward.
Kim Dotcom: Have EU create Google alternative
Kim Dotcom New Zealand millionaire, Internet celebrity and target of U.S. copyright enforcers, has called on the EU to build a new alternative to Google in light of certain U.S. cybersecurity programs. Is the EU up to the task?
Don't like PRISM? Here are few ways you can keep out the spooks
So the U.S. government has a plethora of tools at its disposal to read your messages and track your online activities. What's a privacy-oriented person to do? Fight back, of course. Here are a few ways you can keep your information safe from prying eyes.
Obama admin created secret cyber hit list
Things just keep on getting worse for the U.S. government's secret cybersecurity programs. Apparently the President Barack Obama has ordered a cyber hit-list of sorts, allowing for an offensive cyberstrike both at home and abroad. This comes close on the heels of reports of a phone metadata program and another program allowing federal agencies access to customer data held by major tech firms.
Tech honchos deny involvement in PRISM spy program
Tech bosses react to allegations that they helped Big Brother through the PRISM program.
Anonymous adds fuel to PRISM fire by dumping 'secret' NSA files
Hacktivist group Anonymous released copies of documents allegedly pointing to the PRISM program of the NSA.
How PRISM came to be and what we know so far
PRISM, a cybersecurity program used by the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has, apparently, direct access to data at nine major tech companies. Here's how the federal government can do that.
Tech giants deny PRISM involvement but can they be trusted again?
Leaked documents revealed that the NSA and FBI allegedly collected data of internet users from servers of major tech companies in the U.S. as part of a program dubbed as PRISM.
It's not just Verizon: Feds tap into major Silicon Valley networks for surveillance
Turns out Verizon isn't the only telecommunications company which has attracted the attention, and patronage, of the NSA. Nine Internet giants, too, were approached by federal agents for an instant backdoor to nearly every person using the Internet in the U.S.