Office of the Director of National Intelligence Declassifies and Releases Telephone Metadata Collection Documents.
One document says "these programs are authorized to collect in bulk certain dialing, routing, addressing, and signaling information about telephone calls and electronic communications, such as telephone numbers or e-mail addresses.
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
NSA program collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'
Military judge at Fort Meade, Maryland found Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy and guilty of 19 counts in Wikileaks case.
Judge Col. Denise Lind ound him guilty of most of the other 20 criminal counts in the biggest breach of classified information in the nation’s history.
For the military the Internet and networks in general and computers especially the smart phone have changed everything, especially how troops operate in combat.
The military is still scrambling to make the most of these new and, for most, unexpected technologies. Less unexpected was the growing number of databases and software able to quickly find patterns that are otherwise undetectable and indecipherable.
Thousands of people are taking to the streets in Germany to protest against the alleged widespread surveillance of Internet users by U.S. intelligence services.
Protesters, responding to calls by a loose network calling itself #stopwatchingus, braved searing summer temperatures Saturday to demonstrate in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and up to 35 other German cities and towns.
Some wore tinfoil hats to shield themselves from the sun -- and make a political statement about warding off unwanted eavesdroppers.
The U.S. and China opened high-level security and economic discussions last week in Washington, and critical cybersecurity concerns are on the agenda.
The Administration’s diplomatic efforts on cybersecurity, however, have so far failed to deter aggressive Chinese cyber attacks against the U.S. public and private sectors.
Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said the US National Security Agency operates broad secret spying partnerships with other Western governments now complaining about its programmes, in an interview published Sunday.
Snowden said in comments made before his exposure of US espionage practices came to light last month and printed in German news weekly Der Spiegel that NSA spies are "in bed together with the Germans and most other Western states".
Revelations of U.S. spying on Chinese universities and businesses risk undermining cybersecurity talks with China scheduled for next week.
The Obama administration had hoped to press China on the issue during the fifth round of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue. Instead, it finds itself on the defensive amid former contractor Edward Snowden's allegations that the National Security Agency has been spying not only on the Chinese government but on universities, students and businesses as well.