An NSA source has admitted the agency’s data collection technology makes it impossible to intercept communication with foreigners without gathering data on US citizens. This counters Obama’s claim that US surveillance only concerns ‘terrorist threats.’
The Pentagon is warning its employees to be on the look-out for colleagues who demonstrate an “unhappiness with US foreign policy,” visit family abroad and have financial problems – traits that classify someone as an “insider threat”.
A suicide bomber killed 30 people and wounded scores others, including senior police officers, at the funeral of a Pakistani policeman in the western city of Quetta on Thursday, local media quote police sources as saying.
Around 15,000 hackers and security experts descended on Las Vegas for the twenty-first annual DefCon last week to discuss the latest and greatest exploits and vulnerabilities targeting seemingly anything and everything.
Germany’s BND intelligence service sends “massive amounts” of intercepts to the NSA daily, according to a report based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. It suggests a tight relationship has been developed between the two agencies – which the BND claims is legal.
Deployments to war zones and combat exposure have no effect on military suicides and fail to explain the increase in self-inflicted deaths that occurred from 2001 to 2008, according to a new medical study which contradicts previous research.
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Tunis on Tuesday demanding the removal of the transitional Islamist government. It was the largest public protest since the assassination of a popular opposition leader two weeks ago.
The US Department of Justice is investigating the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for using invasive surveillance techniques, including wiretapping and logging telephone records into a database, to track Americans connected to illegal drug activity.
Nearly four years after 13 people were killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood, suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is standing trial. Representing himself, the Army psychiatrist on Tuesday said “the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that while he is determined to resolve the spat with the West over the country’s disputed nuclear program, he will judge the US on its actions – not its words - as it introduces a new set of sanctions.