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Outgoing NSA Chief Wants Snooping Row 'Resolved'
The outgoing chief of the National Security Agency told lawmakers he wants to end the controversy over massive surveillance programs to move forward on key defense and cybersecurity issues.
US Slaps Briton With Fresh Hacking Charges
The United States slapped two extra charges against a British man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computer systems, officials said.
Boeing Self-Destructing Smartphone: Do Not Try to Open
Boeing has developed a smartphone called Boeing Black geared mainly toward people working in defense and homeland security.
US Sidesteps German Report on Mass Spying Sweeps
The United States on Monday declined to comment on claims that its spies are conducting sweeping surveillance of hundreds of prominent Germans, though it did not deny the reports.
Cyber Thieves Blamed for Bitcoin Heist: Researchers
A gang of cyber criminals using a botnet made off with at least $220,000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies, security researchers said.
US Eavesdropping on Hundreds of Key German Figures: Report
US intelligence has stepped up eavesdropping on hundreds of key figures in Germany, including a government minister, after Chancellor Angela Merkel was dropped as a direct target.
Colombia's President Says Thousands of His Emails Accessed by Hackers
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that more than a thousand of his personal emails had been hacked, saying unknown parties were trying to slander him as he seeks another term.
Turkey Reveals Scale of Eavesdropping by Spy Agency
Turkey's spy agency eavesdrops on more than two thousand people, mostly foreigners, the deputy prime minister said as parliament debated controversial new espionage powers.
Security Experts Raise Flags over WhatsApp
Security researchers and others point out that there may be vulnerabilities in the system used by some 450 million WhatsApp users globally.
US Man Sues Ethiopian Government for Spyware Infection
A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with the FinSpy spyware as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.
Data From 35,000 AT&T Customers Sought by Secret Court
AT&T received between zero and 999 requests for customer content under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act affecting between 35,000 and 35,999 accounts.
AT&T, IBM in Big Data Tie-up
AT&T and IBM said they will "combine their analytic platforms, cloud, and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries."
Indonesia Slams Reported Australian Spying as 'Mind-boggling'
Indonesia described as "mind-boggling" a report that Australian spies targeted Jakarta during a trade dispute with Washington, as a new espionage row erupted during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Germany to Beef Up Spy Defenses Against Allies: Report
Germany plans to beef up its counterintelligence tactics against allied countries in response to revelations of widespread US spying.
South Korean Credit Card Firms Punished for Data Leak
South Korean regulators suspended some operations of three credit card firms as punishment for the unprecedented theft of financial data on more than 20 million people.
Snowden Used Password From NSA Co-worker: Report
A civilian employee at the National Security Agency has been disciplined after admitting he gave intelligence leaker Edward Snowden his personal encryption details, NBC News reported Thursday.
Virtual Protest Targets US Internet Snooping
Google joined Internet rights activists on Tuesday in a virtual protest aimed at getting US law makers to reign in online snooping.
US Military Funds 'Mission: Impossible' Vanishing Devices
The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield to prevent micro-electronic sensors and other devices from falling into enemy hands.
NSA Collects Under 30 Percent of All Phone Data: Reports
The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of all US phone calls, much less than previously thought, according to media reports.
California Leaders Want Smartphone 'Kill Switch'
Californian leaders want to make it compulsory for smartphones or tablets sold in the state to have built-in "kill switches" to counter the rocketing number of thefts of the devices.
Twitter Says Government Info Requests on the Rise
Government requests for Twitter user information are on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency.
Accused Silk Road Mastermind Pleads Not Guilty
Ross William Ulbricht, 29, wearing a blue prison suit for his arraignment, has denied all charges against him that he created and managed Silk Road.
New US Envoy Baucus Seeks Trust With China
Incoming US ambassador Max Baucus pledged to build trust with China as fellow senators confirmed him to the post at a time of high tensions in Asia.
Online Press Freedom Eroding: Watchdog
US mass surveillance, restrictive legislation and a wave of global cyberattacks drastically restricted online press freedom during 2013, a New York-based media watchdog warned.
US Official Won't Say Whether Obama Phone Data is Collected
The NSA likely scoops up data on congressional phone communications, but stopped short of saying whether such action extends to calls made by President Barack Obama.
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