US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed on Thursday.
More and more US residents are censoring their views on Facebook and Twitter especially after the case of National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden and its repercussions, says Pew Research Centre here.
The US Department of Defense did not receive personal data on users of Internet privacy service Tor through a government-funded project to detect vulnerabilities, a Defense spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday.
Edward Snowden`s temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former US National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.
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.
The suspicion that US` National Security Agency is continuing with its spying activities despite the Snowden shame, may force the Germans to go back back to good old manual typewriters for sensitive documents.
President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for US spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals.
Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.
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.
The internet spying program of the America`s National Security Agency (NSA) is a "valuable and effective tool" in protecting national security, according to a federal independent watchdog whose members are appointed by the US President.
A visit to India by US Senator John McCain on Wednesday was overshadowed by a row over reports that the National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Bharatiya Janata Party in 2010.
A day after it came to light that the United States` National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, the government on Wednesday summoned top US diplomats here and raised the issue.
India on Tuesday termed as "extremely disconcerting" the reports that the ruling-BJP was spied upon by the US` NSA and said, if true, the matter will be taken up with the US as it was "totally unacceptable" that an Indian organisation or Indian individual`s privacy was transgressed upon.
In a disclosure that would ruffle feathers across the Indian political spectrum, it has come to light that the United States National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, which is now in power.