Stories tagged: NSA
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Kaspersky: We uploaded U.S. documents but quickly deleted them
Sometime in 2014, a group of analysts walked into the office of Eugene Kaspersky, the ebullient founder of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, to deliver some sobering news. Kaspersky’s anti-virus …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Bipartisan bill seeks to limit use of foreign surveillance
Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee set the stage for a fight with the White House by pushing a bill that would require law enforcement to get a …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Top intelligence official on National Security Council is out
Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the 31-year-old hired by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to serve as the senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, was fired on Wednesday afternoon, …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest
Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump and his policies for the whole world …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA
There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is pointing the finger at the U.S. government, while some …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Analysis: Trump’s sharing of intelligence could damage U.S. alliances
For months, U.S. allies have anxiously wondered if President Donald Trump could be trusted with some of the world’s most sensitive national security secrets.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware
Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Hacker group releases password to alleged NSA files
A secretive group that published a trove of hacking tools allegedly used by U.S. spies has released a password that it says can unlock related files.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying
The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:32 a.m.
Trump considering plans to restructure intelligence agency
President-elect Donald Trump is considering plans to restructure and slim down a top U.S. intelligence agency, a person familiar with the discussions said Thursday. The move comes after Trump questioned …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:53 a.m.
Controversy has swirled around Trump’s reported pick for national security adviser
National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job, Michael Flynn, is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Contractor in NSA case had intelligence officers’ names, official says
Classified information stolen by a former National Security Agency contractor included the names of covert intelligence officers, according to a federal court filing on Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Government alleges massive theft by NSA contractor
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge with violating the Espionage Act a former National Security Agency contractor accused of carrying out perhaps the largest theft of …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
NSA contractor accused of taking classified information
A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden
A House intelligence committee report on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Movie review: ‘Snowden’ is the Hollywood version of events in NSA leak case
Credits: Directed by Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Ben Schnetzer, Nicolas Cage
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Hacker group claims to have stolen NSA ‘cyberweapons’
A mysterious group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked into the National Security Agency, stolen powerful cyberweapons and surveillance tools, and put them up for auction.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 6:55 p.m.
Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately gets more followers than NSA
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower and fugitive who exposed the mass-surveillance practices at the National Security Agency, is now on Twitter, and he already has way more Twitter followers than the …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Senate tweaks House bill to revamp NSA surveillance
WASHINGTON – However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing Americans’ …
Mon., March 30, 2015, 12:13 p.m.
NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade
Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Privacy argument proves tough sell in Coeur d’Alene woman’s NSA case
Federal appeals court judges were skeptical Monday of a Coeur d’Alene woman’s arguments that cellphone surveillance by the National Security Agency violates her constitutional right to privacy. Coeur d’Alene nurse …
Mon., June 16, 2014, 2:22 p.m.
Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by U.S.
NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has …
Wed., June 4, 2014
Judge tosses CdA woman’s lawsuit over NSA collection of cellphone data
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Coeur d’Alene woman against President Barack Obama regarding National Security Agency collection of cellphone information, but raised questions …
Sat., May 31, 2014
Robin Abcarian: Insults like ‘man up’ have no place in Snowden case
It seems ironic that a man who was often accused of being effete when he ran for president in 2004 has impugned someone else’s manhood to make a political point. …
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, 1:22 p.m.
Judge: NSA phone record collection unconstitutional
Judge: NSA bulk collection of phone records violates Constitution ban on unreasonable searches.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013, 4:36 a.m.
70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire
The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report that offered new details of the massive scope of …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Froma Harrop: Living with the loss of privacy
Feeling aggrieved over reports of widespread government surveillance? Feeling guilty about not feeling aggrieved? Relax. There’s little you can do about the revelations. But here are seven steps to help …
Tue., July 2, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
In ’golden age’ of surveillance, US has big edge
LONDON — The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States’ central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has …