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  • Guess who just joined Twitter? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    A frame grab made from AFPTV footage of Edward Snowden.

    On Tuesday, Twitter got yet another high-profile addition when Edward Snowden sent out his first tweet.

  • I'm the most competent person to run the US: McAfee Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    John McAfee

    Just when you thought you'd heard all you could possibly hear from John McAfee ... there's more. He's running for president.

  • China read private emails of US officials: NBC Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    A Chinese flag blows in the wind in front of Google Inc.'s offices in Beijing, China.

    The senior official says the private emails of "all top national security and trade officials" were targeted, NBC News reports.

  • China spying on U.S. targets Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    China spying on U.S. targets

    A secret NSA map shows nearly 700 Chinese cyber attacks on U.S. economic and government targets. - NBC News Exclusive

  • 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.

  • Obama signs 'USA Freedom Act' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The newly signed 'USA Freedom Act' will leave the bulk storage of phone conversations to telecom companies, NBC News reports.

  • Acting NSA head steps down Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Acting NSA head steps down

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details of an internal government investigation on security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports.

  • 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.