National Security Agency News
Why Apple Is Right to Protect Your Privacy
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs understood what people wanted. His insistence on making hard things easier — for instance, using a personal computer — was an essential part of the Apple success story. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been doing the same thing — but now the “hard thing” is privacy and encryption.
Newsletters Released From Secretive National Security Agency
An online intelligence site has released the first batch of in-house newsletters from the secretive National Security Agency
Hackers Caused Mass Blackout in Ukraine, US Officials Say
U.S. government cyber security experts officially declared that hackers are to blame for a power outage in Ukraine that affected nearly a quarter million people in the latest significant attack on vulnerable “critical infrastructure.” “Through interviews with impacted entities, the team learned
America’s Top Spy James Clapper: 'I Made a Mistake But I Did Not Lie'
America’s top intelligence official said that while he “made a mistake” when describing the National Security Agency ’s domestic surveillance programs to a Senate committee, he maintains that he “did not lie.” James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, participated in a live Q&A through
Head of NSA's Elite Hacking Unit: How We Hack
Inside the notoriously secretive National Security Agency is an elite unit made up of some of the best hackers on the planet, charged with breaking into computer networks around the world. Exactly how the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) cell works is a closely-held secret -- despite some recent
Marco Rubio Says Ted Cruz’s Immigration Record Lacks 'Consistency'
Sen. Marco Rubio knocked Republican presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz 's immigration record on ABC's "This Week" today, saying the Texas senator has shifted positions based on political "calculation" as the election nears. The two -- who are second and third in several national polls ahead of the
Congress to Investigate Report That US Spied on Lawmakers
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has opened an investigation into U.S. surveillance practices following a report in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that the National Security Agency ( NSA ), an intelligence agency in the executive branch, may have intentionally swept
DHS to Expand Social Media Vetting for Visa Applicants
The Department of Homeland Security said today it plans to expand social media vetting when it comes to U.S. visa applicants, following an ABC News report in which critics said the department previously refused to do so out of fear of a public relations backlash over privacy. “The U.S. government
Reactions from the Fifth GOP Debate
What do Trump and Rubio supporters think of the performance and what were the candidates saying post debate in the spin room.