| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
No consensus exists between the U.S. government and cyber security experts as to whether North Korea is responsible for the online dumping of Sony Pictures Entertainment's confidential business data and emails. Even if it could be proven beyond any...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Watching Edward Snowden is interesting for me.
In the 1990s, freshly graduated from a top liberal arts college, I found myself in a job with a Top Secret security clearance. I would have loved to brag to my former classmates — and the rest of...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment wants news outlets to stop publishing stories based on material stolen by hackers, who recently ransacked the company's computer network to devastating effect. From one perspective, that might be the right thing to do. Though...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:38 AM
"What's the point of even sleeping?"
Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:28 PM
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- The ongoing leaks of confidential business data from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the Central Intelligence Agency have something in common. Call...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Sen. Richard Burr says he plans a new approach to keeping close tabs on the nation's spy agencies when he becomes chairman of the Senate committee that's charged with making sure the intelligence community operates within the law.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
If U.S. prosecutors can reach into a Microsoft server in Ireland and retrieve emails stored there, what's to stop a German court from ordering a German bank to open a safe-deposit box in the bank's New York City branch?
That premise introduces off...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:30 PM
"Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' film about NSA document leaker Edward Snowden, won the International Documentary Assn.'s prize for best feature at the 2014 IDA Awards on Friday evening.
Poitras' third documentary in a trilogy about post-9/11 America,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance is a trade barrier for European Internet companies trying to provide services in the United States, a top EU official said on Monday.
U.S. citizens are deterred from using European e-mail providers...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:39 AM
"CitizenFour," the award-winning documentary about controversial whistle blower Edward Snowden, will play at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk on Wednesday night.
The film earned the top award last Friday night from the International Documentary...