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  • Apple CEO lashes out at makers of top iPhone apps Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 5:14 PM ET
    Tim Cook

    In criticizing Silicon Valley Internet companies, Apple CEO Tim Cook is going after some of the iPhone's top developers.

  • Mass spying hindering anti-terror efforts: Greenwald Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    A woman protests the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department, January 17, 2014.

    Glenn Greenwald, the gatekeeper of Edward Snowden's files, tells CNBC that mass surveillance on citizens by governments is making it harder for anti-terror agencies to spot terrorist plots.

  • New Apple encryption is 'petrifying' governments Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    New encryption protection from tech companies is petrifying governments around the word, Glenn Greenwald, gatekeeper of Edward Snowden's files, told CNBC.

  • Silicon Valley, DC at odds on security clearances Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015.

    D.C. insiders say foot-dragging by some Silicon Valley firms is making it harder to protect American companies from cyberattacks in real time.

  • NSA, UK agency hacked SIM-card maker: Report Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    The largest SIM-card maker in the world was hacked by the NSA and GCHQ, The Intercept reported Thursday.

  • These tech CEOs skipped Obama's big cyber summit Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

    Some big tech names were missing from President Obama's cybersecurity event on Friday.

  • NSA Christmas gift: 12 yrs of surveillance data Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The National Security Agency dropped hundreds of pages worth of surveillance reports just before Christmas Eve.

  • Microsoft is rushing to catch Amazon in the cloud Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

    Microsoft won the software game by selling its Windows suite to the biggest companies. Scott Guthrie's job is to reach some of the smallest.

  • Between profits & patriotism Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Between profits & patriotism

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports FBI Director James Comey took aim at Apple and Google over personal privacy and national security issues.

  • FBI's Comey takes a shot at Apple, Google Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington.

    FBI Director James Comey warned that new encryption procedures from Apple and Google could lead to "a very dark place."

  • The one cybersecurity threat everyone misses Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Fingers typing on keyboard

    Companies must be increasingly watchful of security failings at their smaller-sized vendors, a point of particular focus for cyberattacks.

  • Meet the NSA’s hacker recruiter Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    Meet the man leading the NSA's recruiting efforts through a program targeting students as young as eighth grade.

  • Tough luck, NSA: New iPhone locks out spy agency Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Shoppers look at iPhones at an Apple store in New York

    The new, post-Edward Snowden smartphone is the first that will disrupt American spying, the New York Times reports.

  • Gov't user info demands from Google up 15%: Report Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Government demands for user information in criminal cases rose 15 percent in the first half of 2014, Google said.

  • US government pressured Yahoo over user data Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-per-day fine in 2008 if it did not hand over user data, declassified documents reveal.

  • True cost of cybercrime Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    True cost of cybercrime

    Raj Samani, CTO and VP for McAfee EMEA, discusses the rise of cybercrime after a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies said it is currently costing the world more than $445 billion a year.

  • Andreessen: Snowden no patriot Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Andreessen: Snowden a traitor!

    CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg, discusses Marc Andreessen's comments that Eric Snowden is a traitor, not a patriot. Steinberg says Snowden is providing a service, but has gone too far.

  • Snowden a 'traitor': Andreessen Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:21 AM ET
    Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz.

    He also tells CNBC the secrets Snowden has revealed have hurt Silicon Valley, and President Obama is doing nothing to help.

  • Is Big Brother really watching you? Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the government can spy on you, but experts say hackers seeking your financial data is still a bigger threat.

  • Edward Snowden: Patriot or traitor? Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    Edward Snowden: Patriot or traitor?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details from Edward Snowden's first American interview with NBC's Brian William where he defends his disclosure of the U.S. government's use of surveillance programs to spy on its own people.