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  • Ex-NSA general counsel: Sunset of Patriot Act will be bad

    Stewart Baker, partner at Steptoe & Johnson and former General Counsel at the National Security Agency, says the expiry of surveillance programs will hamper the investigation of potential spies.

  • NSA spy program ends for now: What it means Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    NSA spy program ends for now: What it means

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, discusses news that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to end the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance of American citizens.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 21 Synack Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Synack founders Mark Kuhr (left) and Jay Kaplan

    The brainchild of former National Security Agency agents, this company combines the best of human knowledge and tech to fight hackers.

  • NSA data collection illegal Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    NSA data collection illegal

    A Federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency program which collects information on billions of telephone calls made or received is illegal, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Appeals Court: NSA phone records program illegal Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Appeals Court: NSA phone records program illegal

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the latest news regarding the National Security Agency's phone records program.

  • Rand Paul sells 'spy cam blocker,' accepts bitcoin Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Rand Paul NSA webcam blocker

    Rand Paul, who just declared a presidential run, boasts a store that offers everything from a beverage koozie to an "NSA spy cam blocker."

  • 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 asking too much of Silicon Valley? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    NSA asking too much of Silicon Valley?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides insight to comments made by NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers on encryption and Silicon Valley.

  • Yahoo security officer confronts NSA director Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Yahoo security officer confronts NSA director

    Yahoo's CISO Alex Stamos confronts NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers about building "defects" or "golden master keys" into US products so the US government can 'decrypt' information.

  • 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.

  • Why the Secret Service matters in the midterms Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.

  • 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.

  • This ally dislikes US firms as much as Russians do Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    German and US flags

    A series of damning espionage revelations and other developments has seriously damaged the way a traditional ally thinks about U.S. firms.

  • Cloud insecurity Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Cloud insecurity

    Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and "Zero to One" author, discusses the impact Edward Snowden had on unveiling the vulnerabilities of the virtual world.

  • Yahoo threatened by Feds over data Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Yahoo threatened by Feds over data

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with daily fines of $250,000 for refusing to hand over data to the NSA. Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, provides perspective.