The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court told government agencies to review its own orders related to the legality of telephone records collection.
Both executives, appearing at a San Francisco conference Wednesday, highlighted their efforts to push for greater transparency, and both said their goal is to protect their users.
Google tried to argue that it was exempt from federal wiretap laws with its data collection from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, but so far, the courts haven't agreed.
The increasing uses of big data in all kinds of organizations, particularly surveillance agencies, should prompt a debate about legitimate data collection and practices, said several speakers at a Washington, D.C., big data and privacy forum.
The Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) provides the U.S. Treasury with data stored in Europe by the international bank transfer company Swift.
With all the disclosures about PRISM and decryption by government agencies, we wonder whether the NSA force password management app developers to give up your data.
Though the National Security Agency spends billions of dollars to crack encryption technologies, security experts maintain that properly implemented, encryption is still the best way to maintain online privacy.
Reports -- relying on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden -- show that many tech companies are collaborating with the spy agencies to “destroy privacy,” says cryptographer and security specialist Bruce Schneier.
For nearly 7,000 of the more-than-12,000 U.S. requests during the first half of 2013, only non-content data was disclosed. However, more than 4,500 requests during that period resulted in the disclosure of actual user content by Yahoo.
New reports suggest the NSA is capable of cracking many of the encryption protocols being used today. Here are tools that minimize that risk.