Actual technologists should be appointed to server on a group reviewing the nation's surveillance technologies, IT-related groups say.
As a tropical storm and possible hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast of the U.S., the National Weather Service's website was churning out weather alerts Friday, despite a partial U.S. government shutdown that has affected citizens' access to other online resources.
Edward Snowden’s access to information he shouldn’t have known existed raises questions about whether he had help collecting information, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday.
Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, says the NSA's telephone records collection program is necessary to keep the U.S. safe from terrorism.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other companies want to publish the number of surveillance requests they receive from the National Security Agency and other agencies. The Department of Justice contends that would drive suspects to other services.
The NSA has defeated encryption through a variety of means, including through reported backdoors in online services and covert compromises in encryption standards, according to news reports last month.
The tech groups endorse the Surveillance Transparency Act in the Senate and the Surveillance Order Reporting Act in the House, both of which would allow companies to publish information about the number of surveillance requests they receive from U.S. agencies.
Congress and the Obama administration have until Tuesday to work out a compromise to keep the government open. Otherwise, government IT workers and contractors could feel the impact.
The NSA intends to collect all U.S. telephone records and put them in a searchable "lock box" in the interest of national security, General Keith Alexander, the NSA's director, told Congress.
The device looks like a small piece of carry-on luggage, but it has a more important job than carrying a toothbrush, deodorant and a couple of pairs of underwear.
Opponents of a proposed Internet sales tax requirement contend that it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to set up along with ongoing maintenance costs.
A new, independent committee needs to look at data collection transparency, claims of state secrets, and the role of courts in approving surveillance, said former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale.
Countries that have pledged to support Internet freedom should allow technology vendors to report the number of electronic surveillance requests they receive, a tech advocacy group said Thursday.
LabMD, just the second U.S. company to challenge an FTC data-breach complaint, is fighting back for the future of the company, the company’s CEO has said.
European Union member states have adopted a range of stances on net neutrality, and the Openforum Academy argues that the E.U. should look to the countries' examples as it attempts to move forward with new regulations.