A review group assembled by the White House to recommend changes concerning the United States’ intelligence gathering operations is calling out the Obama administration for not yet halting the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
Reddit has released its first transparency report, revealing that the social news site complied with 58 percent of user information requests and 31 percent of takedown notices from authorities in 2014.
The CIA carried out interrogations on British territory, according to a senior Bush administration official. The claims, if true, contradict the official line of the British government that it was not complicit in torture in the years after 9/11.
An Israeli cyber intelligence analyst claims that ISIS is using the dark web and bitcoin for recruitment and fundraising. Unregulated system “gaps” could indeed be exploited by terrorists seeking refuge in the anonymous network, experts say.
A former FBI agent testified that he directly traced millions in bitcoin to the personal computer of the man accused of running the underground drug website Silk Road, but privacy advocates continue to raise concerns over how the evidence was gathered.
US business groups have sounded the alarm over China’s new cybersecurity rules, adopted amid Snowden leaks. They say the rules are intrusive, require tech companies to disclose sensitive intellectual property, and create backdoors for Chinese authorities.