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9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:28

Nine of 10 internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, whose accounts were intercepted by the NSA were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net cast by the US spy agency for somebody else.

US hikes surveillance on Pakistan border

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:36

The top US military commander in Afghanistan says the US has increased its surveillance over the Afghan-Pakistani border since Pakistan began pounding a militant stronghold with airstrikes, but so far officials have not seen any militants fleeing the latest offensive.

US drone deployed in Japan for first time

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 16:16

A US surveillance drone arrived at an air base in northern Japan today for the first deployment of the spy aircraft in the country, the US Air Force said.

Top tech executives meet Obama to discuss surveillance issue

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10:54

US President Barack Obama has met six technology executives to discuss government surveillance and privacy concerns, amid fears that NSA spying is undermining one of the country`s most vital industries.

IBM says it has not given client data to the US government

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:29

IBM is one of several U.S. tech companies hit by the growing government spying scandal.

US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 09:30

The move "marks the final phase of the privatisation" of the Internet domain system, a statement said.

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.

US lawmakers say Snowden was `helped` by foreign power

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 02:04

Edward Snowden may have acted in concert with a foreign power in exposing US surveillance programs, two Republican lawmakers suggested today.

Snowden revelations may lead to spying curbs: Experts

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 18:22

The most serious rebuke to the NSA came Wednesday from a panel of establishment figures named by the White House to review the surveillance operations that mushroomed after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

No better way to protect US than surveillance: NSA

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:12

The NSA chief said he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the US from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.

Govt awaiting US response over intelligence surveillance

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 15:57

The government on Wednesday said it was awaiting a "substantive" response from the US over the reports of American intelligence surveillance over Indian Embassy in Washington and its Mission to the UN in New York as revealed by whistle blower Edward Snowden.

US tech companies call for more controls on surveillance

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:27

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama and Congress, the companies said recent revelations showed the balance had tipped too far in favor of the state in many countries and away from the individual.