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NSA announces new schools for cyber initiative

Four new schools have been selected for the National Security Agency’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program, which was designed to …

The TAO of NSA

In last week’s reports, it has been pointed out that NSA has its own hacking unit called Tailored Access Operations (TAO), and that its capabilities have been tapped for …

Detailed US intelligence community’s $52.6 billion budget leaked

Leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and analyzed by The Washington Post reporters, the summary of the $52.6 billion US National Intelligence Program budget for the 2013 …

How did Snowden steal the NSA documents and cover his tracks?

Many things have been unveiled by the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but the question of how he managed to extract them from the agency’s internal …

Tech companies received millions for PRISM compliance costs

The NSA reimbursed the costs that Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo incurred for having to meet new certification demands following a FISC ruling about the …

NSA spied on UN officials after cracking encryption on UN teleconferencing system

The NSA has actively spied on United Nations’ officials and personnel after managing to compromise the encryption of the organization’s internal video conferencing …

Ruling shows NSA misled the FISC about data collection volume and scope

A (redacted) FISA court opinion released yesterday by the US government has shown that in 2011, a judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that for …

NSA surveillance system can listen to 75% of US Internet traffic

Another day, another set of revelations about NSA’s Internet surveillance capabilities and practices. Current and former government officials that (predictably) …

UK agents detain Greenwald’s partner, destroy The Guardian’s hard drives

It has been an eventful weekend for The Guardian newspaper, its reporter Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda, as the British police held the latter and questioned …

Lavabit owner risks arrest for not complying with surveillance order

The incessant revelations fueled by the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have made people reevaluate their expectations of privacy and their beliefs on …

NSA internal audit reveals thousands of privacy violations

An internal NSA audit document and several other seen by The Washington Post journalists prove that there have been over a 1,000 violations of FISA and presidential executive …

NSA sysadmins to be replaced with computers

NSA director and commander of US Cyber Command General Keith Alexander has announced that the intelligence agency is planning to drastically scale down the number of its …

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