WASHINGTON, USA: The National Security Agency is collecting about 5bn records a day on the location of mobile phones around the world, The Washington Post reported, citing documents from US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
6 Dec 2013 08:59
NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.
28 Nov 2013 09:24
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Twitter has announced it has toughened the encryption of traffic to thwart online snooping at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.
25 Nov 2013 07:16
WASHINGTON, USA: Google said the number of requests for user data from governments and law enforcement has doubled since 2010, as it renewed a push to reveal more about countries seeking to monitor data.
15 Nov 2013 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft has opened a new cybercrime centre, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace.
15 Nov 2013 08:55
WASHINGTON, USA: The secret federal court overseeing US wiretapping programmes has extended the government's authority to collect US telephone records, the office of the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Friday, 11 October.
14 Oct 2013 07:52
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter on Wednesday, 25 September, launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down.
26 Sep 2013 07:17
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
13 Sep 2013 08:18
WASHINGTON, USA: The US Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (12 September) enlisted smartphone users in its fight against child pornography with an iPhone app intended to make it easy to report suspected child predators.
13 Sep 2013 07:56
WASHINGTON, USA: US and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption that secures a wide range of online communications including emails, banking transactions and phone conversations, according to newly leaked documents.
6 Sep 2013 09:24
NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.
29 Aug 2013 09:09
BERLIN, GERMANY: A German human rights official on Wednesday, 21 August, sharply criticised a British crackdown on the Guardian newspaper over its publication of US security secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.
22 Aug 2013 07:43
WASHINGTON, USA: US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden says neither his father nor his father's attorney speak for him "in any way," according to a statement published last week by an online news site.
19 Aug 2013 07:03
NEW YORK CITY, US: A New York regulator on Monday announced a probe into virtual currencies like Bitcoin on Monday, saying they could be used by drug traffickers and gunrunners and threaten US national security.
15 Aug 2013 17:29
FORT MEADE, US: US Army officers overseeing Bradley Manning ignored his angry outbursts and signs of mental health problems before he gave secret files to WikiLeaks, his defence lawyer alleged on Monday.
14 Aug 2013 07:13
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