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  • US DOJ opposes company requests to publish surveillance statistics

    The U.S. Department of Justice has opposed requests by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other companies to publish the number of surveillance requests they receive from the U.S. National Security Agency and other agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross02 Oct. 13 17:40
  • NSA encryption-defeating efforts will backfire, privacy advocates say

    The U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to defeat encryption will backfire by eroding trust in U.S.-based Internet services and in the agency's own efforts to aid U.S. companies with cybersecurity, a group of privacy advocates said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Oct. 13 19:57
  • Tech firms push for NSA surveillance transparency bills

    The U.S. Congress must act quickly on legislation that would make electronic data collection efforts by the U.S. National Security Agency more public, a group of tech firms, civil liberties groups and other organizations said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Sept. 13 19:23
  • Critics question FTC's authority to bring data security complaints

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should back away from its claim of broad authority to seek sanctions against companies for data breaches when it has no clearly defined data security standards, critics of the agency said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Sept. 13 20:06
  • Schneier on NSA's encryption defeating efforts: Trust no one

    The U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to defeat encrypted Internet communications, detailed in news stories this week, are an attack on the security of the Internet and on users' trust in the network, some security experts said.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Sept. 13 20:06