In an interview last night with Stephen Colbert, Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept said that he’s working on a story that will have the “biggest impact” of his various pieces on the modern U.S. surveillance state. “I genuinely believe that the story that’s the biggest one, that will make the biggest impact and will shape how the events of the last 10 months will be viewed by history is the story on which we’re currently working that hopefully will be ready in four to eight weeks,” Greenwald told Colbert.
In August 2013, just as the ink was drying from the press covering the initial Snowden revelations, ITIF estimated that the economic fallout for US cloud computing providers could run from $22 to $35 billion. In the two years since, ITIF noted that US technology continues to underperform due to mistrust of US government surveillance. They concluded that the long-term repercussions "will likely far exceed" the $35 billion figure from 2013.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is pressing his Republican colleagues to block fast-track trade legislation ahead of an expected procedural vote on Tuesday.
"As conservatives, we should look before we leap," Sessions said in a letter to his fellow Senate Republicans on Monday. "We have a second chance to get answers, but we will only get them if cloture is not invoked."
It has been believed that should the NSA’s legal authority to tap our phones expire this year, their relentless and unrestricted wiretapping would end. Unfortunately, that might not be the case due to an unforeseen loophole.
This loophole would allow the Unites States to continue spying on citizens regardless of whether or not they have legal ground to do so.
WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
So, as you probably heard last week, JP Morgan revealed more details of how it had been hacked, noting that the number of households impacted shot up to 76 million, thus impacting a pretty large percentage of Americans. The hack involved getting access to customer names, addresses, phone numbers and emails. It doesn't appear to have gotten anything else, but that's plenty of information to run some sophisticated phishing attacks that could lead to some serious problems. It's expected that the fallout from this could be quite long lasting.
We've been discussing how law enforcement organizations have started ramping up their war on the Google-owned, traffic info crowdsourcing app, Waze, in the belief that it's hindering local revenue generation.
Nearly a year ago, former CIA technical assistant Edward Snowden stepped forward to say he was responsible for one of the most explosive leaks in history. The National Security Agency was exposed, and Andy Yen, a Harvard PhD candidate, was appalled.
"I posted on Facebook, 'Hey, I don't really like the fact the government is wiretapping us. What's happening in America?'"
After Yen posed the question, dozens started chiming in, equally as startled and determined to change the conversation. As Snowden had said last summer: