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US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 09:08

A new Senate proposal to curb the government`s bulk collection of Americans` telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:55

A new Senate proposal to curb the government`s bulk collection of Americans` telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

NSA row sparks rush for encrypted email

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 16:19

A new push to encrypt email, keeping messages free from government snooping, is gaining momentum.

Snowden warns `overclassification` is danger to democracy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 07:43

Former US security contractor Edward Snowden on Wednesday spoke out about the use of state secrecy privileges as he presented an Oxford University award to fellow intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning.

Germany, France working together to drive Internet traffic away from US

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:15

Germany and France are reportedly trying to keep the Internet traffic away from the US following the mega revelations about the alleged mass surveillance programme of the NSA.

EU finds US` influence on Internet governance diminished following NSA leaks

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 21:02

The European Union is reportedly going to push for globalizing Internet governance functions after losing confidence in the US` ability to manage Internet.

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:47

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.

Rogue US leaker Snowden says he `acted alone`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:36

Edward Snowden has rejected suggestions he was a Russian spy, saying in remarks published yesterday that he acted alone in exposing US surveillance programs.

Brazil to closely assess US vow to limit NSA spying

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 02:20

Brazil said today it would closely study US President Barack Obama`s pledge to curtail his National Security Agency`s espionage activities and halt spy taps on friendly foreign leaders.

Tech giants call on US to `aggressively` reform NSA snoop-ops

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:14

Tech companies that have been named in the controversial mass surveillance programmes of the US` NSA have reportedly called on the government to `move aggressively` to reform the alleged operations.

US judge says NSA phone data snooping probably illegal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 03:15

A US judge struck a first blow against the National Security Agency`s bulk collection of phone records Monday, ruling it breaches citizens` privacy to a degree that is probably unconstitutional.

WFP says yet to reach 600,000 typhoon survivors

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 15:02

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.