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Hackers sue German government for helping NSA spy on its citizens

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), Europe’s largest hacker association, and the International League for Human Rights (ILMR) are suing the German government for allegedly …

NSA collects 200 million text messages a day

As the world awaits US President Obama’s official announcement of his plans for an NSA reform, The Guardian disclosed details of yet another NSA bulk data collection …

Bruce Schneier briefs US Congress on the NSA

Well known cryptographer and computer security expert Bruce Schneier has been called in to brief six members of the US Congress. The group, consisting of Representatives Zoe …

Privacy advocates announce day of protest against NSA spying

A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime on February …

EU committee asks Snowden to testify via video link

With an overwhelming vote of 36-to-2 (plus one abstention), the members of the European Parliament’s Justice and Civil Liberties Committee have decided to extend an …

NSA employee will remain as co-chair on crypto standards group

NSA employee Kevin Igoe will continue to be one of the two co-chairs of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG), which helps the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) review …

How have consumer attitudes changed towards data security?

Over the last few years, data has become non-exclusive; with the information consumers create and leave behind now the stuff of headlines and documentaries. From swiping a …

Obama panel advises big changes to NSA surveillance practices

The “independent” Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies ordered to be created by US president Barack Obama in August has finally delivered …

Lead MEP presents preliminary conclusions on NSA inquiry

The European Parliament should consent to a trade deal with the US only if it makes no reference to data protection, says its Civil Liberties Committee in the preliminary …

NSA can easily decrypt private cell calls

A document from the seemingly inexhaustible trove delivered by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows that the NSA can easily break the old and weak algorithm still used …

NSA uses Google cookies to track and target suspects

Newly published documents from Edward Snowden’s trove show that the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ use Google’s “preferences” cookies to follow …

NSA compromised 50,000 global computer networks

The NSA has managed to compromise over 50,000 computer networks in its effort to keep abreast of the political, military and economic situation around the world, Dutch daily …

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