Yahoo said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies.» Read More
SEATTLE, June 18- Google Inc asked the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to allow it to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests it receives separately from criminal requests, on First Amendment grounds.
A new set of classified documents disclosed Sunday suggested that Edward Snowden obtained a wider range of materials about government surveillance than had been known, the NYT reports.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program.
June 13- Telecom providers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Wireless do not directly contribute to the controversial U.S. surveillance program, partly due to their overseas ownership ties, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The gloom started with former Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece. Small Greece, he argued, had been made the scapegoat for a larger political and economic failure.
*Snowden vows to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition. WASHINGTON, June 12- The head of the National Security Agency said on Wednesday that extensive U.S. surveillance efforts had helped stop "dozens" of possible attacks, and warned that making details of the top-secret programs public had compromised national security.
BRUSSELS, June 12- The European Union's chief justice official has written to the U.S. attorney general demanding an explanation for the collection of foreign nationals' data through its Prism spy programme.
*NSA contractor vows to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition.
WASHINGTON, June 12- The National Security Agency contractor who revealed the U.S. government's top-secret monitoring of phone and Internet data says he intends to stay in Hong Kong and fight any effort to bring him back to the United States to face charges.
WASHINGTON, June 12- The National Security Agency contractor who revealed the government's top-secret monitoring of phone and Internet data says he intends to stay in Hong Kong and fight any effort to bring him back to the United States to face charges.
BRUSSELS, June 12- The European Union's chief justice official has written to the U.S. attorney general demanding an explanation for the collection of foreign nationals' data following disclosures about the "PRISM" spy programme.
*Booz Allen Hamilton says has fired Snowden. *Google and others seek loosening of secrecy on requests.
In similarly worded statements released within hours on Tuesday, Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc all asked the U.S. government for permission to make public the number and scope of data requests each receives from security agencies.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions on Tuesday about the company's slumping stock price during the No. 1 social networking company's first shareholder meeting since its rocky initial public offering last May.
June 11- Google Inc asked the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday for permission to publish the total number of government requests for national security information, arguing the figures would show the company does not give the government "unfettered access" to its users' data.
June 11- Google Inc asked the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday that it be allowed to publish the total number of national security information requests made by the government, arguing that the figures would prove the company does not give the government "unfettered access" to its users' data.
WASHINGTON-- The employer of a 29- year-old man who says he is behind the leaks of sensitive National Security Agency programs is calling the disclosure "shocking" and is pledging to work with authorities. Consulting giant Booz Allen on Sunday confirmed Edward Snowden is an employee assigned to a team in Hawaii.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's expansive data-collection efforts have underscored the power of electronic surveillance in the Internet era and renewed an historic debate over how far the government should go in spying on its own people.
Internet spying programme have raised awkward questions for allies, forced to explain whether they let Washington spy on their citizens or benefited from snooping that would be illegal at home.
*Agreement to pressure North Korea on nuclear arms. President Barack Obama confronted Chinese President Xi Jinping over allegations of cyber theft on Saturday but they agreed at a shirtsleeves summit in the California desert on reining in North Korea.