National Security Agency News, Articles and Updates

NSA collected 530 million calls and texts in 2017

The National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 530 million phone calls and texts from individuals around the world in 2017, more than three times the number gathered the previous year.

Shadow Brokers' NSA data dump offers up more revelations

A group of Hungarian researchers found that the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to scan for and track nation-state threat groups when NSA workers were conducting operations inside other country's systems.

US intel pays £72,000 to Russian for NSA tools hacked by Shadow Brokers

The US intelligence community reportedly negotiated in secret to retrieve classified documents stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) by the Shadow Brokers and passed along to Russian intelligence.

US gov vulnerability disclosure requires oversight, says new report

A new report has called for greater accountability and oversight in the way the government reports the software vulnerabilities that it discovers.

Reddit may - or may not have - received a 'national security letter'

Reddit may - or may not have - received a 'national security letter' which forces them to hand over data about users on the popular news website, but also imposes a gag order which stops them talking about it.

Snowden backlash: Germany's Merkel takes UK to task

German leader Angela Merkel openly attacks the UK and US's mass electronic surveillance programmes

Microsoft boosts Internet encryption and transparency

Microsoft commits to improving Internet encryption, as Forrester says that the cloud has become the new normal for businesses.