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US tightens security on New Year's holiday threats

US federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations tied to New Year's celebrations, considering possible security threats on the New Year holiday, local media reported on Wednesday.

US House approves bill to end bulk telephone data collection

The bill`s fate is much less certain in the Senate.

Google asks US court to allow data query release

Google said it asked a special US court handling national security investigations for permission to publish the number of government requests for data to the Internet giant.

Facebook reveals details of US data requests

Facebook revealed Friday it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.

US panel warns of cyber espionage threat from Chinese telcos

The panel also recommended that US government systems should exclude Huawei or ZTE equipment or component parts.

Huawei, ZTE deny any involvement that risks US security

Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE have denied allegations of any involvement that risk national security or economic espionage attempt in the US.