Topic: NSA

Protest to Stop NSA Surveillance Generates 85,000 Calls to Congress Strong showing still pales in comparison to SOPA protest in 2012

Never underestimate the newfound digital power of advocacy groups to lobby lawmakers. Tuesday's protest against government surveillance, dubbed The Day We Fight Back, generated more than 85,000 phone calls and…

February 12, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Rep. Terry Defends U.S. Data Economy as 'Gold' Key House lawmaker lays out privacy and data security agenda

While privacy advocates are looking to Europe to force the U.S. to adopt stricter privacy laws, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said not so fast. Referencing the Direct Marketing Association's recent…

October 29, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

The Guardian Enlists New York Times to Help Surface Snowden Docs Points to 'climate of intense pressure from the UK government'

The Guardian has enlisted The New York Times to help it report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden that concern a UK government intelligence agency, the British-based news organization reported…

August 23, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

Study: NSA Scandal Is Still Setting Off Privacy Alarm Bells Among Consumers Concerned consumers more likely to take action to protect privacy

Now that consumers know that NSA spooks are reviewing their every click, online privacy has become a much bigger concern.  After seven weeks of steady media coverage, the percentage of Internet…

August 13, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

Editor of The Guardian U.S. Calls NSA Stories 'Core' to News Op Janine Gibson plans to expand into film, tech, music—and sustainability

The Guardian opened its U.S.-based digital operation nearly two years ago, but the British newspaper's American arm has received the most attention for its reporting on the National Security Agency and…

July 23, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

Google: We Have a Right to Publish Security Requests Petitions FISA on First Amendment grounds

Saying that its reputation and business has been harmed by false reports in the media that the government had direct access to its data, Google petitioned the U.S. Foreign Intelligence…

June 19, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

Yahoo Also Discloses Number of Requests From Feds Joins Apple, Microsoft and Facebook in campaign to look transparent

Yahoo became the latest company to disclose the number of requests for user data it received from law enforcement, a number that includes the number of national security requests it…

June 18, 2013, 8:27 AM EDT

Apple Releases Some National Security Request Data Joins Microsoft and Facebook in quantifying requests

Apple joined Microsoft and Facebook on Monday in releasing data about the number of national security requests it received, bundled into a total number of law enforcement requests. Google and the…

June 17, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

Facebook and Microsoft Reveal Some National Security Data But government restricts level of detail

For the first time, the government gave Facebook and Microsoft permission to disclose top line data about the national security-related requests they received, both companies said in blog posts Friday…

June 15, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT