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  • NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

    The U.S. National Security Agency will lose access to the bulk telephone records data it has collected at the end of November, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced Monday.

  • 9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

    The Internet is a pit of epistemological chaos. As Peter Steiner posited -- and millions of chuckles peer-reviewed -- in his famous New Yorker cartoon, there's no way to know if you're swapping packets with a dog or the bank that claims to safeguard your money. To make matters worse, Edward Snowden has revealed that the NSA may be squirreling away a copy of some or all of our packets, and given the ease with which it can be done, other countries and a number of rogue hacker groups may very well be following the NSA's lead.

  • NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking ... its network

    Just as the industry is becoming more comfortable with SDNs, the NSA says it's using them too.

  • RSA: Panel calls NSA access to encryption keys a bad idea

    Some of the world's best known cryptographers veterans of the crypto wars of the 1990s say government access to encryption keys is still a bad idea, but is an issue that will never go away because it's something intelligence agencies crave.

  • A smartphone bloatware iconoclast speaks out

    Meet Jesse Nunez, an avid opponent of bloatware on smartphones.

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