| 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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:49 AM
When Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined the House committee that oversees the nation's intelligence agencies, Osama bin Laden was still alive, Edward Snowden was still in college and the government's response to the threat of cyber attacks was still...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:05 AM
A cool, steady stream of anxiety, Laura Poitras' documentary "Citizenfour" draws from the visual language and buggy paranoia of the best-known 1970s political thrillers: "The Conversation," "The Parallax View," "Three Days of the Condor," "All the...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The move comes as large technology...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Gary Sullivan's commentary defending the actions of the National Security Agency is full of faulty arguments ("Too much of a good thing," Aug. 27). First of all, the Fourth Amendment is the law and was established at the time of this country's founding....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:30 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 29, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Ever since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's revelations last year that the NSA was collecting information on the phone calls and emails of millions of U.S. citizens without their knowledge or consent, lawmakers have been...
| 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 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...