| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The news cycle is on rewind in the first trailer for the third and final season of "The Newsroom," which takes you back to the tragic events of April 2013.
The HBO drama, which has been based on real-life events from day one, picks up this season about...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:12 PM
At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Oliver Stone seems to have found the man to play NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in his next pic "The Snowden Files."
Sources tell Variety that Stone has offered the part to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and that the actor has agreed to do it. Though...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast.
The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The federal government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day for not complying with a national security-related request to hand over user data, the company said Thursday.
The announcement, which was first reported by the Washington Post, comes as...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.
The documents shed new light on how the government dealt with U.S....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden warned New Zealanders in a media blitz on Monday that all of their private emails, phone calls and text messages are being spied on despite government denials.
"If you live in New Zealand, you...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Programmers of the New York Film Festival -- known for their tight grip on the fest's small, highly curated lineup -- have added a Main Slate special presentation to the 2014 roster: the world premiere of "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' upcoming documentary...
| 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...