| May 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Apple spent the weekend scrambling to respond to a security bug called "Gotofail" discovered first in its iOS devices and then in its Mac OSX.
Beyond just leaving users vulnerable, the flaw ignited a debate among cybersecurity experts because the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Forget Big Brother. What we have to fear now is Peeping Tom. One of Britain’s intelligence services, with help from the U.S. National Security Agency, reportedly collected and stored millions of images from people’s Yahoo webcam chats.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to speak at SXSW Interactive Monday, March 10, the fest announced Tuesday. Due to his fugitive status in the U.S., he will not appear in person and speak via videoconference.
SXSW has said that surveillance and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who has established himself as an authority on intelligence issues in Congress, will face a Democratic primary in June from an opponent who has spent his career working in the intel community.
Paul Rundquist, a 25-year-old...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:12 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden made a rare video appearance Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, condemning mass government surveillance and urging members of the tech-savvy audience to take action against it....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Interesting. I tried to scan a $5 bill into my computer to draw today’s cartoon and I got this message:
“This application does not support the editing of banknote images. For more information, select the information button below for Internet-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Saying that U.S. intelligence agencies have to "win back the trust, not just of governments but more importantly of ordinary citizens," President Obama confirmed that he will propose to Congress that the National Security Agency no longer...