2014 has proven itself to be one of the scariest years on record for malware, and the trend of mobiles, desktops and laptops getting infected with all manner of net nasties doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has ramped up its collection of digital facial images in the past four years, according to The New York Times, citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The agency is using software to glean “millions of images per day."
Snowden says the best way – perhaps the only way – to prevent mass government surveillance is through the use of widespread end-to-end encryption. He’s right, of course. But are words like "privacy" and "encryption" are holding back more locked-down…
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the crowd at SXSW 2014 that better encryption tools are the best way to limit mass government surveillance, and called on the techologists in attendance to help create these tools.
British spies may have naked pictures of you. That's according to the latest Snowden doc reports, which show that the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency covertly collected snapshots of millions of Yahoo users’ video chats between 2008 and 2010.
The UK’s spy agency waged cyberattacks against the online chat rooms of Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists, documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal. And they used computerized “weapons” similar to those used by the hacktivists against their own targets…
A new batch of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency and GCHQ, its counterpart in the UK, have been working to develop ways to access a wealth of personal data through so-called “leaky” apps.