GCHQ secretly gained access to fiber-optic cables that carry the world's phone calls and Internet activity, reports the Guardian, and it's sharing the data with the NSA.
A secret interpretation of the Patriot Act led to the National Security Agency vacuuming up all of Verizon's phone logs. The NSA may be doing the same for e-mail and Web-browsing logs too.
Federal judge will hear arguments Thursday from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and lawyers for three MIT students, who are the subject of a gag order over subway card security.
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It's the first major company to openly challenge FBI's warrantless data-gathering known as national security letters, which authorize a gag order ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.
Google pressures email providers to step up encryption of mail sent between servers as it debuts End-to-End, a Chrome extension that promises the first streamlined use of PGP in webmail.
Slides published by The Washington Post appear to confirm that the NSA and FBI have the ability to perform real-time surveillance of e-mail and stored content.
Gag order instructed independent news site not to disclose subpoena demanding copies of "all IP traffic."
Protecting users' e-mail privacy from the National Security Agency and other intelligence services means using encryption. But with the exception of Google, few companies do everything they can.
It's all fun and games until someone starts calling lawyers. And unless it's his greatest gag yet, Fake Steve Jobs is no longer amused.