WASHINGTON— Two phone companies— TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc.— unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies. We look forward to working with the FCC to resolve this matter...» Read More
CNBC's John Harwood reports what President Obama said about telephone monitoring programs. Eamon Javers offers insight on NSA's efforts in national security.
CNBC's John Harwood provides perspective on President Obama's address on health care, invasion of privacy concerns, and his meeting later today with China's President Xi.
CNBC's John Harwood presents a preview of President Obama's statement on the Affordable Care Act, and likely comments on this morning's better-than-expected jobs number, as pressure mounts for him to address NSA privacy concerns ahead of his meeting later today with China's President Xi.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details of a report that says the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies.
CNBC's John Harwood explains what's at stake today when President Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk about hacking, security and trade issues.
The Washington Post reports the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
According to reports, a top secret court order allows the National Security Agency to collect telephone records for million of Verizon customers, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Sanjay Poonen, SAP president mobile division, discusses which companies are likely to profit from the growing $10 billion business of selling your data.
Sam Smith, technology expert at Privacy International, talks about drones, the business opportunities they bring and the privacy issues their use raises.
The mass media company is taking steps to review the relationship between its news division and its commercial operations, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, (D-TX) asked acting IRS Commissioner J. Russell George, if he found the IRS "rotten at the core." And, Rep. Peter Roskam, (R-IL), queried ousted IRS chief Steven Miller whether he had a "duty" to come forward to the Ways and Means Committee with any information he had about the tax investigation before the Hearing. Rep. Mike Thompson, (D-CA), wanted to know the difference between "inappropriate" and "illegal" actions when reviewing tax cases. And, Rep. Jim Gerlach, (R-PA), challenged the assertion that confidential tax information was not shared outside the IRS.
CNBC's Eamon Javers and John Harwood provide insight from the House hearing on the IRS scandal, with ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS commissioner J. Russell George.
Rep. Richard Neal, (D-MA), asks ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS Commissioner J. Russell George, about the policies of 501(c) (4) tax-exempt status and political groups. Also, Rep. Pat Tiberi, (R-OH), wants to know why an educational group and book club was targeted by the IRS. "Foolish mistakes were made," said Rep. Xavier Becerra, (D-CA). And, Rep. Dave Reichert, (R-WA), wants to know whether groups were "treated differently" because of their political affiliations.
Rep. Charles Rangel, (D-NY), asks ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS Commissioner J. Russell George, who was responsible for the tax scrutiny, and whether the tax law is written for "abuse." And, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-MI), asks Steve Miller if he is misleading the Committee because he knew in previous testimony targeting was taking place. And, Rep. Jim McDermott, (D-WA), distinguished the difference between "stupid mistakes" and "malicious mistakes." Also, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-CA), asks Steven Miller if he is willing to release his personal emails, phone records, and personal schedule from 2010 until his resignation.
Rep. David Camp, (R-MI), asks ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS commissioner J. Russell George, when they became aware of the tax scandal and who informed them. Also, Rep. Sander Levin, (D-MI), asks if there was "political motivation" involved in singling out organizations for tax-exempt status. And, Rep. Charles Boustany, (R-LA), asks both witnesses if specific "targeting" was not involved, why it seems one political group was singled out. Rep. Joseph Crowley, (D-NY), points out that Steve Miller was not a political appointee of the IRS; and Rep.Kevin Brady, (R-TX), reveals how a tax audit impacted a small business woman and Tea Party member..
Rep. Dave Camp, (R-MI), shares what he wants to hear from former acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, when he testifies before the House later this morning.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports key questions remain unanswered about the spreading controversy surrounding the privacy violation at the financial news and data company.
The idea of a total government monitoring is probably still the stuff of fiction, but that doesn't mean your boss doesn't have a pretty good idea of your workday habits.
CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the news organization's claim that the government secretly spied on phone lines used by several of its reporters in a broad surveillance campaign.
The Bank of Japan is seeking details about which information Bloomberg allowed journalist access to, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.