When it can’t legally force its way onto private systems, the NSA does its best to sneak in – case in point, a pilot program called Irritant Horn, that saw the NSA and its allies attempt to hijack the connection between a target smartphone and the Play Store (then called Android Market).
Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has just announced that their SIM cards are secure following the massive NSA/GCHQ security hack.
According to new leaked documents, the NSA and GCHQ hacked into Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto’s computers, stealing an immeasurable amount of encryption keys from the SIM card company.
Both Google and Apple are now installing encryption schemes with their latest software.
AT&T and Verizon are asked to hand over massive amounts of customer information.
Several Samsung Galaxy devices have officially been approved by the NSA for use with classified information.
As expected, Senator Patrick Leahy recently introduced a new Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. This version of the bill was negotiated heavily by the White House and Senate and will block a number of activities by the NSA.
The OnePoll study found that nine in ten people believe that the government was listening to their phone conversations.
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a warrant is required for cell phone location tracking since someone’s cell phone location data is included as part of a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.
It’s an open secret that the NSA is keeping tabs on Internet users through various means. Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations suggest that the agency does... not even have to take an active role in eavesdropping, as it’s the Internet and tech companies that do this for them. Case in point: Vodafone recently published a transparency report, indicating...