Researcher who fought WannaCry avoids prison for banking malware offenses
A researcher who is credited with impeding the spread of WannaCry ransomware in 2017 has been spared imprisonment for involvement in banking malware.
Former NSA contractor followed in Snowden's footsteps?
When it comes to leaking government secret there are few names that have more weight than Edward Snowden. A man who's been featured in an Oscar-winning ......
Yahoo was using a 'poorly designed' malware to scan emails for the government
According to sources, the spy tool that Yahoo installed last year to scan hundreds of millions of emails on behalf of the NSA and FBI was a poorly designed malware that engineers actually flagged as a rootkit.
Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government
A bombshell Reuters report today claims that Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails to provide information for U.S. intelligence officials.
Rand Paul trying to block PATRIOT Act renewal
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is currently trying to block the renewal of PATRIOT Act provisions related to the mass collection of phone records in the United States.
Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted video chat service
Kim Dotcom has released his latest software, a browser-based encrypted video chat and file sharing service called MegaChat.
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker had some interesting thoughts on current U.S. technology companies, specifically their choices to encrypt.
Microsoft to U.S. government: Stop hacking data centers, end bulk collection
Microsoft's top lawyer maintains that the U.S. Government needs to commit not to hack data centers or communications between them, as well as ending the bulk collection of data.
Yahoo encrypts data center traffic and promises to encrypt Messenger
Yahoo has expanded its anti-surveillance encryption to cover traffic between data centers, and has promised to deliver an encrypted Yahoo Messenger within months.
Europe, Brazil planning massive undersea cable to avoid U.S. spying
The European Union and Brazil have agreed this week to create a massive undersea communications cable between Lisbon, Portugal and Fortaleza, Brazil that will help the nations avoid spying from the U.S.
VIDEO: Aaron Swartz, SOPA, NSA and 'The Day we Fight Back'
Civil and digital rights activists are targeting February 11 as 'the day we fight back' against widespread state surveillance, using the life, work and words of Aaron Swartz as motivation.
WaPo: The NSA is working on a quantum computer that can crack any code
According to Edward Snowden, the NSA is building a quantum computer that will crack any code and break any encryption, including what is used to protect medical, banking and military records.
Report: NSA installing spyware and hardware bugs on newly purchased PCs
According to a new Der Spiegel report, the NSA's elite hacking unit (TAO)in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, intercept deliveries of laptops and other computer accessories in order to implant spyware, keyloggers and other hardware bugs.
NSA was monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live since 2008
According to recently revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA has been monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live and World of Warcraft since at least 2008.
NSA: Google chairman blasts reported spying as outrageous, possibly illegal
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said that reported NSA spying on Google data servers is outrageous.
Tech giants petition congress on NSA, surveillance transparency
U.S. technology and web giants have written a letter to the U.S. Congress asking it to do more to reign in NSA surveillance and make such programs more transparent.
NSA targeted Firefox flaws to break TOR communications
According to leaked documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted flaws in the Firefox web browser to attempt to descramble communications over TOR.
NSA buys Zero Day exploits from Vupen
According to reports, the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States buys Zero Day exploits and other tools/information from French firm Vupen.
Zuckerberg: U.S. spying hurt trust
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that revelations about U.S. spying programs hurt users' trust in U.S.-based Internet services.
RSA warns against using encryption algorithm after NSA revelations
Internet security firm RSA is advising developers not to use one of its own encryption algorithms, fearing the NSA may be able to decrypt code that results.