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  1. Snowden documents show how the NSA expanded domestic spying -- and shared this data with the FBI

    Documents shared by Edward Snowden have shown that the United States expanded the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance programs in 2012 to allow it to gather information related to cyberattacks and other crimes.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  2. The US wants to restrict exports of software vulnerabilities. But is that such a good idea?

    Researchers are concerned about a United States Commerce Department plan to treat software vulnerabilities like "dual-use" items that could be weaponized.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Pew: Most Americans don't trust private companies or government agencies with their data

    Pew reports that a majority of Americans (roughly 65 percent) believe there are inadequate restrictions on government data collection. Many others have also complained about the amount of data held by online advertisers, social sites, video streaming services, search companies, and other online service providers.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Like FREAK before it, Logjam shows why governments shouldn't undermine encryption

    A newly-disclosed vulnerability undermines several common security protocols and leaves information sent over many connections vulnerable to surveillance. It's called the Logjam bug, and it could affect thousands of sites and services.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Judges say it's illegal for the NSA to collect American's call records

    A federal appeals court has found that the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' phone records isn't authorized under the Patriot Act.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Cybereason gets $25 million from an odd pair: consumer-focused Spark and defense contractor Lockheed Martin

    Cybereason, a cybersecurity company based in Cambridge, MA, just announced that it has raised $25 million from a group of investors including Spark Capital and Lockheed Martin, along with prior backer CRV.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Germany investigates its own intelligence agency for helping the NSA spy on Europeans

    Germany's top prosecutor is investigating reports that the country's leading intelligence agency knowingly helped the National Security Agency surveil European governments and companies from at least 2008 through 2013.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. The government just made it harder for them to spy on you... sorta

    The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a version of the Freedom Act that limits the government's surveillance abilities without sweeping reforms.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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