In one of the most important court rulings since a former NSA contractor leaked documents about the agency’s surveillance practices, a judge ruled the government has gone too far.
The ongoing disclosures about the NSA’s surveillance have revealed a troubling new detail: the spy agency is collecting, and keeping, a vast number of location records.
The speed of technological progress is enabling rapid change in our societies and threatening the principles we claim to hold dear. We have to decide — now — whether we want to accept or resist the loss of our freedoms.
The legal fight over tech companies’ right to disclose information about government surveillance got a big boost from Apple this week. Here’s a look at its legal filing.
A scientist writing for Politico has equated government data mining with atomic bombs and is calling for disarmament. But if citizens are going to have a voice in this debate, we probably need to solve web privacy first.
In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, has put money into an open source geospatial-data startup called OpenGeo.
Most in the cloud computing world are still considering the negative effects of the NSA scandal. However, there are certain areas that may find that the NSA’s spying is actually a net positive.
The company framed it as “Apple’s Commitment to Privacy,” but as with its internet peers, the biggest questions remain: how often did Apple comply and whose customer information did they give away?
Facebook is now disclosing to the public the number of national security-related requests it received from the government for user data. Microsoft has released similar statistics. But Google has declined, saying it prefers a different approach.
Just when you thought it was safe to make a phone call, the NSA spy scandal story broke. The concept is simple: the NSA was culling through communication records to discover the bad guys for the greater good. Here, public cloud providers have to be concerned about a few key issues