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Spy agencies deny NSA exploited 'Heartbleed' bug 
By Mark Hosenball, Will Dunham | April 12, 2014 10:59 AM
The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug.
Online security flaw exposes passwords 
By Anick Jesdanun | April 10, 2014 12:09 AM
An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
Snowden calls for international deal on data surveillance 
April 08, 2014 10:37 PM
Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Tuesday there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.
Sparks fly over U.S. plan to shift Internet role 
April 06, 2014 02:23 PM
It could be a difficult breakup between the U.S. government and the Internet.
Brazil's senate warns of country's "vulnerability" to spying 
April 04, 2014 08:18 PM
A Brazilian senate inquiry on U.S. spying in the country found Brazil "unprepared" to deal with eavesdropping by foreign agents and proposes a new law to address its "profound vulnerability," according to a copy of a report obtained by Reuters.
Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks 
March 29, 2014 10:23 AM
Microsoft scraps a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
Obama says plan will end NSA bulk data sweep 
By Rob Lever | March 27, 2014 10:04 PM
President Barack Obama put forward a long-awaited plan Thursday to end the US government's bulk collection of telephone records, aiming to defuse a controversy over surveillance on millions of Americans.
Online news attracts star power and big money 
By Rob Lever | March 24, 2014 12:15 AM
The news media is generating some big news of its own, as a growing number of star U.S. journalists move online, bringing followers and financial backers with them.
Obama's NSA nominee aims to build trust in beleaguered spy agency 
By Patricia Zengerle, Phil Stewart | March 11, 2014 09:53 PM
President Barack Obama's pick to lead the National Security Agency pledged on Tuesday to look for ways to build confidence in the beleaguered spy agency and, in a possible shift, stopped short of calling former contractor Edward Snowden a traitor.
U.K., U.S. spies intercept Yahoo webcams: report 
February 28, 2014 12:08 AM
Britain’s communications spy agency GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
Deutsche Telekom to launch phone encryption for the masses 
February 24, 2014 06:32 PM
Deutsche Telekom is to launch an app for smartphones that encrypts voice and text messages and will be available to all its users.
Obama in Mexico for less friendly 'three amigos' talks 
By Laurent Thomet | February 19, 2014 08:27 PM (Last Updated: 19/02/2014 08:41 PM)
US President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico on Wednesday for a North American summit with the Mexican and Canadian leaders focused on trade but marked by frictions between the "three amigos."
In Ukraine standoff, echoes of Cold War tensions 
By Warren Strobel, Matt Spetalnick | February 13, 2014 12:05 AM
After Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine last July, U.S. diplomats got a private recap of the message he delivered behind closed doors to the country’s leaders.
U.S. spy chief: Russia "certainly" a suspect in diplomat comment flap 
By Patricia Zengerle | February 11, 2014 09:15 PM
American intelligence agencies "certainly" consider Russia a possible suspect behind the release of a telephone call recording that surfaced last week in which a U.S. diplomat was heard crudely disparaging the European Union, the U.S. intelligence chief said on Tuesday.
Leaked call on Ukraine made on unencrypted cellphones: U.S. officials 
By Mark Hosenball | February 07, 2014 10:16 PM
A senior U.S. State Department officer and the ambassador to Ukraine apparently used unencrypted cellphones for a call about political developments in Ukraine that was leaked and touched off an international furor, U.S. officials said in Washington on Friday.
France to invest $1.36B to update cyberdefenses 
By Marine Pennetier | February 08, 2014 12:18 AM
France unveiled plans Friday to bolster long-neglected defenses against cyberattacks, with 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) of investment foreseen to bring French technology up to speed with NATO partners.
German ex-chancellor Schroeder accuses US of disrespect over spying 
February 05, 2014 08:55 PM
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder accused the United States of showing "no respect" for Germany's sovereignty after a newspaper reported on Wednesday the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged his phone from at least 2002.
Cameron: UK public has shrugged off NSA leaks 
January 30, 2014 08:56 PM
Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he believes the British public has largely shrugged off the espionage disclosures of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling lawmakers that people seem to be satisfied that U.K. spies are doing their jobs.
Norway lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel 
January 29, 2014 01:39 PM
Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
U.S., British spy agencies exploit 'leaky' apps for intel: report 
January 27, 2014 11:08 PM
U.S. and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users' personal information onto global networks, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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