US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

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.

Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

'More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter'
'More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter'

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.

US Defense Department, NSA did not get Tor user data

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 asylum status in Russia ending

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.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

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.

Germany mulls new weapon to counter US spying – Typewriters!

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.

Brazil`s Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

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.

Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

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.

US says talking to Germany over spy row, but won`t give details

The United States has had legal and political contacts with Germany over resolving a new spying row, but Tuesday still refused to discuss reports an arrested German man was a CIA double agent.

Germany seeks US explanation over spying charges

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.

9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

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 hopes BJP snooping row would not hurt ties with India

Amid a row over reports that the US National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2010, the US hopes it would not impact ties with India.

Internet spying program valuable and effective in US: Watchdog

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.

US spying row overshadows McCain`s trip to India

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.

India summons US diplomats, calls snooping on BJP `unacceptable`

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.

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.

Reports of US NSA`s spying of BJP `extremely disconcerting`: MEA

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.

US` NSA spied upon BJP, reveals Snowden

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.