Another top-secret NSA program, exposed as a result of documents downloaded by Edward Snowden, is said to allow analysts, without authorization, to collect e-mails, online chats and browsing histories of millions of individuals.
NSA Deputy Director John Inglis tells a Senate panel that the agency neither fired nor admonished any personnel in connection with the leak by Edward Snowden of details about top-secret intelligence-gathering programs.
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.
Data breach notification legislation before Australia's parliament, if enacted, would add new dimensions to its privacy laws, perhaps influencing lawmakers elsewhere, privacy lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
It isn't just the quantity of cyber-attacks that's staggering; it's the quality. The average hacker now has access to nation-state-level attack capabilities, says James Lyne of Sophos. How can organizations defend?