ARTICLES RELATING TO NSA

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

2014-10-29 20:51

A court document shows that British spies can help themselves to raw data gathered by the National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence partners without a warrant.

US NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy ISIS

2014-09-17 14:36

As US military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight ISIS militants on the battlefield, the NSA chief says he is watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities.

Turkey summons US envoy over spying claims

2014-09-01 13:51

Turkey says it has summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

Snowden gets 3 more years in Russia

2014-08-07 14:52

Edward Snowden's lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years.

Tor warns users: Government might have hacked us

2014-07-31 13:54

Internet privacy company, Tor has warned its users trying to reach "hidden sites" might have been identified and blocked by government funded researchers.

NSA internet spying effective, but worrying - watchdog

2014-07-02 14:35

The US National Security Agency's (NSA) data collection programme has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyber spying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog has said.

US Congress passes intelligence whistleblower protections

2014-06-26 12:05

The US Congress has passed a law offering whistle-blower protections for government intelligence employees, a move cheered by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:09

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs

2014-06-01 21:49

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times has reported.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

US must stop 'unscrupulous' spying - China

2014-05-27 08:31

China is urging the US to halt its "unscrupulous" surveillance of other countries, saying that an investigation into reports of US espionage has concluded that China is a major target of the spying.

SA spied on by US agency

2014-05-18 10:33

South Africa’s diplomatic mission to the UN and its New York consulate offices have been spied upon by the US National Security Agency, says a report.

White House calls for consumer data protection

2014-05-02 14:43

The White House has called on congress to pass legislation to create a national standard for telling consumers when their data has been hacked.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

Report: NSA had over 300 files on Merkel

2014-03-29 19:20

German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that the US National Security Agency kept more than 300 reports on Chancellor Angela Merkel in a special databank about scores of foreign heads of state.

Obama puts forward plan ending NSA collection

2014-03-27 21:16

President Barack Obama has put forward his plan to end US government bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

NSA 'hijacks' botnets to install spyware

2014-03-13 09:00

The National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying.

UK, US spies took millions of webcam Yahoo images

2014-02-28 12:49

US senators say British and US spy agencies showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy after they had stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users.

Australia-Indonesia military relations frosty

2014-02-20 11:49

Australia's defence chief has admitted that military relations with Jakarta were at a "go-slow" point after the navy repeatedly breached Indonesian waters during crackdowns on people-smuggling.

France to invest €1bn to update cyber defence

2014-02-08 12:51

France has unveiled plans to bolster long-neglected defences against cyber attacks, with €1bn of investment foreseen to bring the country's technology up to speed with Nato partners.

Snowden leaks cause Pentagon change

2014-02-04 21:14

A top US military intelligence official says the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programmes and personnel because of leaks by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.

Terror suspect challenges NSA spying

2014-01-30 11:31

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's spy programme, saying in a court document that spying by the US government has gone too far.

Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims

2014-01-29 16:30

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the game's home pages have been hacked, after reports that the data of its customers have been accessed by spy agencies.

 

Snowden, Pope Francis tipped for Nobel prize

2014-10-08 16:15

The race for the Nobel peace prize has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

New Zealand dismisses Snowden's spying claims

2014-09-15 13:41

New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US journalist says, days before the country goes to the polls, provoking denials from Prime Minister John Key.

Australia, Indonesia to sign guideline on spying

2014-08-27 08:15

Australia and Indonesia are due to sign an agreement to resolve a spying scandal that took diplomatic ties to a new low, Australian media reports say.

Latest US media intel scoop suggests new leaker

2014-08-06 05:00

The latest media scoop about the internal workings of the US intelligence community has convinced officials they have a new leaker feeding information to journalists.

Most NSA data from regular Internet users: report

2014-07-06 21:02

Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the NSA were ordinary internet users, a news report says.

NSA foreign data sweep legal and valuable - panel

2014-07-02 12:28

The National Security Agency's vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals has been said to be a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:23

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.

Obama popular in tech world, policies less so

2014-05-09 12:40

Silicon Valley recoil at government's data-gathering tactics yet, President Obama remains a popular political figure among wealthy tech leaders who continue to support the Democratic Party.

Snowden expects to remain in Russia

2014-05-01 09:30

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow last year after revealing details of massive US intelligence-gathering programs, expects his asylum status in Russia to be renewed.

Snowden calls for global deal on surveillance

2014-04-09 09:43

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

No proof torture helped find bin Laden - report

2014-03-31 09:29

A hotly disputed US Senate torture report concludes that water boarding and other harsh interrogation methods has provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Obama seeks quick end to NSA spy programme

2014-03-28 12:10

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to end quickly the government's bulk collection of phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who often drag their feet.

Obama to propose ending NSA phone sweeps

2014-03-26 10:43

The White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a massive telephone surveillance programme that has raised privacy concerns from Republicans and Democrats alike .

NSA: Snowden does disservice to whistle-blowers

2014-03-20 20:48

NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett has spoken out against former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, saying he does a disservice to whistle blowers.

NSA has industrial scale malware

2014-03-12 19:07

The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide, a report says.

Spy fears lead to privacy protected smartphone

2014-02-26 12:03

Edward Snowden's revelations of US government spying, two online security specialists companies have launched a privacy protected device called Blackphone.

Snowden elected as Glasgow's new rector

2014-02-19 12:22

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been elected as rector at a top Scotland University, a post previously held by Albert Luthuli and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

US spied on Merkel's predecessor as well

2014-02-05 10:06

US intelligence spied on former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder from 2002, NDR television reports, adding fuel to the flames of a row over spying on incumbent Angela Merkel.

Canada spied on airport travellers via Wi-Fi

2014-01-31 10:22

As a trial run for the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies, Canadian intelligence collected data from Canadian travellers who passed through major airports and connected to Wi-Fi services.

Snowden should return documents: US spy chief

2014-01-30 09:31

A top US intelligence official has called for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took to return the materials to authorities.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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