Privacy

NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

Adriana Lee

The public is already reeling from the revelation that the National Security Agency, sanctioned by the White House, is covertly grabbing millions of Verizon customers' call data. But if that's not unsettling enough, there's even more evidence piling up now that we're living in a much deeper surveillance state than most people realized. The Guardian and The Washington Post both reported...

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

Adriana Lee

Earlier The Guardian broke the startling news that the National Security Administration has been secretly collecting phone records for every call on the Verizon network. With tens of millions of people's data at stake, this is the broadest surveillance initiative ever brought to light. Initially, none of the government officials had any comment on this, but now the White House has...

Massive Hack: More than 50M Names, Passwords, Birthdays, Emails Stolen from LivingSocial

Massive Hack: More than 50M Names, Passwords, Birthdays, Emails Stolen from LivingSocial

Todd Haselton

LivingSocial was recently the target of a massive security attack that left the hackers with identities of more than 50 million users, according to AllThingsD and an internal memo obtained by the news outlet. The identifying information includes names, birthdays, email addresses and passwords. The company maintains that the passwords were encrypted, so it sounds as if the hackers will...