Latest United States government secrecy Stories

Judge Rules NSA Phone Data Collection Legal
2013-12-27 15:33:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Friday, a federal judge ruled the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass collection of telephone data is legal. US District Judge William Pauley dismissed a lawsuit brought by civil liberties campaigners, stating the dragnet program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to al-Qaida, which was responsible for the September 2001 terror attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The Guardian newspaper in the United...

Former NSA Employee Edward Snowden Says Mission Is Accomplished
2013-12-24 11:20:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who exposed extensive details of global electronic surveillance, said on Tuesday his “mission’s already accomplished.” Since late this spring, Snowden supplied three journalists with caches of top-secret documents from the NSA. This resulted in dozens of revelations and the story made headlines around the world. He fled the United States,...

RSA Claims It Din Not Create Secret Backdoor For NSA Spying
2013-12-23 10:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security firm RSA, a division of EMC, denied on Sunday that it had deliberately provided the NSA with a backdoor into some of its popular encryption libraries. This followed Friday’s revelation that the NSA had paid the computer security firm $10 million in order for it to create an alleged secret backdoor into RSA’s encryption software. According to a Reuters story published late last week, documents leaked by former NSA...

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2013-12-10 09:11:08

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA), as well as its UK counterpart agency GCHQ, have been discovered lurking in online games. The unorthodox new tactic was unearthed in documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The files used to uncover NSA and GCHQ activities in games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life were obtained by the Guardian and reported on jointly with the New York Times and ProPublica. According to reports,...

Twitter Ups Its Encryption With Forward Secrecy
2013-11-24 04:51:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twitter has added an extra layer of encryption to its service, making it more difficult for third-parties to spy on its users, and the popular micro-blogging network is calling on other Internet companies to do the same. According to Reuters reporter Jim Finkle, the move is an attempt to “thwart spying by government intelligence agencies” by the social media website, which began completely scrambling data in 2011 using...

2013-11-13 23:34:11

Firm announces it will bring its background check services to San Antonio market (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 McCann Investigations, a Texas-based firm specializing in both private investigations and digital security, recently announced that it now has made its background check services available to clients in and around San Antonio. The firm provides thorough background checks that are an important part of determining the trustworthiness of potential volunteers and/or employees. During...

Google, Yahoo Data Centers Targeted By NSA Program, Claims Snowden
2013-10-30 15:47:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claim the National Security Agency has broken into Google’s and Yahoo!’s data centers. This program is codenamed MUSCULAR and targets data centers all around the world. According to the leaked documents, the NSA has gained access to millions of accounts, including those of American citizens. The millions of records gathered by this program are then sent to NSA...

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