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The Intercept:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper complains that Edward Snowden sped up spread of encryption by seven years   —  Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption By 7 Years  —  THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Apr 30, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Obama appoints former NSA director Keith Alexander, Uber CSO, MasterCard CEO, and Corporate VP of Microsoft Research to cybersecurity panel   —  Obama appoints execs from MasterCard, Uber, and Microsoft to cybersecurity panel  —  The White House today released a list of names President Barack Obama …
Apr 13, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FOIA request shows NSA refused to give Hillary Clinton a modified BlackBerry like Obama's, so she used her own even though her staff knew the security risks   —  NSA refused Clinton a secure BlackBerry like Obama, so she used her own  —  Condaleeza Rice had one, but NSA balked at bulk support State wanted, docs show.
Mar 17, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
FBI applies FISA-approved changes to its rules for accessing NSA data on US citizens; specifics remain classified   —  FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans  —  Exclusive: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans …
Mar 8, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Sources: Obama administration set to permit NSA to share its raw surveillance information with other US intelligence agencies   —  Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting …
Feb 26, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Judge grants EFF discovery in Jewel v. NSA, marking first time a party allowed to gather factual evidence from NSA in case involving warrantless surveillance   —  Big Victory: Judge Pushes Jewel v. NSA Forward  —  We won a groundbreaking legal victory late Friday in our Jewel v. NSA case …
Feb 20, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Steve Bellovin, co-director of Columbia Cybersecurity and Privacy Center, joins Obama's NSA advisory group, the PCLOB, as first tech scholar   —  The President's NSA Advisory Board Finally Gets a Tech Expert  —  It's taken more than a decade, but a critical oversight board tasked with advising …
Feb 19, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA report indicates Internet firms may only be turning over emails from foreign targets, not all data as earlier thought   —  N.S.A. Gets Less Web Data Than Believed, Report Suggests  —  WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency's inspector general suggests …
Feb 17, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Ars Technica UK:
Experts skeptical of NSA's SKYNET program, which uses big data, machine learning to identify terrorists, where mislabeling people can lead to killing innocents   —  The NSA's SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people  —  An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the tarmac.
Feb 16, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: NSA plans major reorg to merge cyber offense and defense divisions amid internal concerns that the change could undermine private sector partnerships   —  National Security Agency plans major reorganization  —  The National Security Agency, the largest electronic spy agency in the world …
Feb 2, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context

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