| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The John Hancock company has announced a program offering discounts on life insurance to customers with good health habits, as registered on their Fitbit monitors — wearable computers that automatically upload data on your physical state. The most...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 1:58 PM
With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.
| Apr 25, 2015
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program,...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 8:34 PM
To the editor: Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is featured on The Times' Op-Ed page as a hero and a whistle-blower, and some people think he will come to be honored for the fact that he disclosed classified information to several...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 6:20 PM
When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter asked Silicon Valley for help in a heavily publicized speech at Stanford University on Thursday morning, he didn't say what he'd offer in return.
He didn't have to.
Allusions to patriotism were made, of course, and...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will unveil a new military cyberstrategy Thursday in the heart of Silicon Valley, reaching out to Facebook Inc. and other companies to help boost the nation's digital defenses.
The two-day visit underscores a long-delayed...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:05 PM
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will lay out the military’s new strategy for fighting battles over computer networks Thursday, today, officials said, revealing what analysts say appears be a tougher, more offensive approach to cyber warfare....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared — deep in a public park.
A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Andy Leimer, dazzled by the sun as he made his way south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway one day this year, made a wrong turn into the restricted campus of the National Security Agency.
The Hanover man explained his mistake to an NSA Police...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:05 PM
A 35-year-old accused in a string of random shootings in the Baltimore-Washington region told police he was "hearing voices" that told him to do it, court records released Thursday show.
Hong Young was arrested Tuesday night near Arundel Mills mall,...