NSA surveillance

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, Obama says legislation will protect 'civil liberties, national security'

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, Obama says legislation will protect 'civil liberties, national security'

The US Senate on Tuesday passed landmark legislation that ends the government’s bulk telephone data dragnet.

Jun 03, 2015, 03:09 AM IST

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration today unveiled a 6-year-old report examining a once-secret programme to collect information on Americans' calls and emails, as debate gears up over the coming expiration of a Bush-era surveillance law.

Apr 26, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.

Jul 02, 2014, 08:28 AM IST

US Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA surveillance case

The court declined to hear the NSA surveillance case despite a lower court's ruling that the program may be illegal.

Apr 09, 2014, 12:53 PM IST

US Senator Rand Paul sues President Barack Obama over NSA surveillance

Republican Sen. Rand Paul and a tea-party backed group are suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency`s phone record collection policies.

Feb 13, 2014, 06:03 AM IST

Jairam Ramesh among leaders angered by NSA surveillance

Leaders from several countries, including Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, have reacted angrily to revelations that the US spied on their governments at the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, according to a media report.

Jan 31, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency`s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

Jan 30, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

WFP says yet to reach 600,000 typhoon survivors

Some 600,000 survivors of a deadly typhoon that tore through the Philippines are yet to receive World Food Programme assistance, the body said on Tuesday, 11 days after the disaster struck.

Nov 19, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

Newly declassified NSA surveillance documents released

The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a US intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files.

Nov 19, 2013, 15:01 PM IST

US meeting on NSA surveillance `constructive,` says EU

The European Commission welcomed a "positive and constructive" meeting with the US attorney general, urging action to curb distrust after revelations about US interception of European communications.

Nov 19, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

US top court refuses to take on NSA surveillance

The US Supreme Court on Monday blocked a challenge to the National Security Agency`s vast email and telephone surveillance programme.

Nov 19, 2013, 01:09 AM IST

US NSA hacked millions of emails from Google, Yahoo servers: Report

In the latest revelations to further hit the US, a report has emerged saying that the National Security Agency tapped into and lifted data from the communication links connecting Google and Yahoo servers across the world.

Oct 31, 2013, 09:34 AM IST

Russia preparing to implement NSA-like surveillance in country

Russia is preparing to implement the kind of electronic surveillance that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden uncovered in the US.

Oct 23, 2013, 16:48 PM IST

Obama calls up Hollande over NSA surveillance row

Amid uproar in France over the revelation that the NSA carried out extensive electronic surveillance there, US President Barack Obama called up his French counterpart Francois Hollande and told that Washington has begun reviewing the way it gathers intelligence.

Oct 22, 2013, 09:45 AM IST

Public concerns rise on spying, privacy: Poll

Edward Snowden`s surveillance leaks may be having an effect on American attitudes. A solid majority now feels the government does a poor job of protecting privacy rights.

Sep 11, 2013, 08:36 AM IST

US spy agency has ‘back door’ access to smartphones

The report said that the agency is able to penetrate iPhone data via the owner''s personal computer.

Sep 09, 2013, 11:51 AM IST

Oz spy agency part of encryption code cracking programme with NSA and GCHQ

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)is also reportedly part of the bigger `snoop-op` in which these intelligence agencies cracked the encryption codes of tech giants to gather information.

Sep 07, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Partner of NSA leaks reporter held in UK, MP seeks explanation

UK police detained the partner of a Guardian journalist responsible for leaking reports on US surveillance programme for nine hours under terror laws, prompting Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz to seek an explanation.

Aug 19, 2013, 08:50 AM IST

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison thinks NSA surveillance ‘essential’

Oracle CEO Ellison said that if people don’t like what the US government is doing then there is always the option of getting rid of the current government and bringing in a new one.

Aug 14, 2013, 19:01 PM IST

Brazil warns of mistrust if US spying row not resolved

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry that failure to resolve the row over Washington`s electronic spying could sow mistrust between the countries.

Aug 14, 2013, 09:06 AM IST