The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
An Arizona lawmaker is eyeing an unusual way of reigning in the National Security Agency, which has been under fire for questionable surveillance practices: Block it from operating in her state.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 11 December, 2013 20:06
The browser cookies that online companies use to track Internet customers for targeted advertising are also used by the National Security Agency to track surveillance targets and break into their systems.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 11 December, 2013 15:05
The National Security Agency on Friday cited a 1981 executive order signed by then-President Ronald Reagan as the authority under which it is collecting location data daily from tens of millions of cell phones around the world.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 06 December, 2013 19:49
Federal agencies aren't moving fast enough to consolidate government data centers, according to U.S. lawmakers. So they're pushing a bipartisan bill that sets "hard deadlines" to move the effort forward.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 08 November, 2013 11:38
In the downtown of the nation's capitol there is a magnificent building of steel and glass that is now home to what may be a remarkable tech experiment.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2013 10:12
A defiant Edward Snowden resurfaced in Hong Kong today vowing to fight any U.S. efforts to extradite him on charges that he leaked classified documents describing two secret government data collection programs.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 12 June, 2013 23:20
The Planck space mission has given scientists new information about the age, content and origin of the universe.
By Sharon Gaudin | 21 March, 2013 17:21