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Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data

Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data

By Chris Crum September 12, 2014

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they …

NSA “Cybercommander-In-Chief” & His Deputy To Resign NSA “Cybercommander-In-Chief” & His Deputy To Resign

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It’s been said that no publicity is bad publicity, but if you happen to be Gen. Keith Alexander, this year would contain enough bad publicity to drown even walking scandal Anthony Weiner. From the news that he wasted taxpayer dollars …

Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving The Guardian Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving The Guardian

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald has announced that he will be leaving the publication for a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity.” Greenwald, as you probably know, broke the whole NSA surveillance story wide open when he published leaks from former NSA contractor …

Katy Perry Announces Latest Single Katy Perry Announces Latest Single

28-year-old pop sensation, Katy Perry is still beaming with the success of her new single, “Roar.” But what’s even more exciting is that the music superstar has recently announced what single will closely follow its mighty predecessor. Perry was recently …

Edward Snowden’s Russian Adventure: ‘Fearful’ Edward Snowden’s Russian Adventure: ‘Fearful’

Edward Snowden is, to some, the most interesting man in the world for a variety of reasons. Yet Snowden is made infinitely more fascinating by his mystique; whatever opinions one might hold about him, nobody really knows anything about how …

Google Turns On Secure Search For More People Google Turns On Secure Search For More People
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In early June, it was revealed that the NSA was working with a variety of tech companies to access information on foreign targets and Americans. Google and others named in the leak denied ever having provided unfettered access to their …

Star Trek Command Center Built by NSA Chief Star Trek Command Center Built by NSA Chief
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About a week ago, ForeignPolicy posted an expose by writer Shane Harris about Lt. General Keith Alexander, the current chief of the National Security Agency. That article painted Alexander as a “cowboy” who was less interested in his obligation to …

NSA Violated Its Own Privacy Rules Over 2,000 Times NSA Violated Its Own Privacy Rules Over 2,000 Times
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Since the NSA’s spy programs were revealed in early June, its proponents have argued that there’s a number of safeguards in place to make sure the agency’s surveillance is under the utmost oversight. A recent report finds that to not …

President Obama Proposes Reforms To The NSA President Obama Proposes Reforms To The NSA
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When the NSA’s spy programs were first revealed in early June by Edward Snowden, President Obama was one of the first in Washington to jump to the agency’s defense. He did, however, say that he would welcome a debate from …

U.S.-Based Tech Firms May Lose Big Due To PRISM U.S.-Based Tech Firms May Lose Big Due To PRISM
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Cloud computing and storage is a multi-billion dollar business. Companies all over the world turn to Google, Microsoft and others to process and store their sensitive data. Corporate privacy policies ensure that this data remains secret, but that might not …

PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry
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In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the existence of PRISM. The leaked slides allege that the NSA has direct access to servers belonging to major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The companies denied that they …

Microsoft Details Data Request Process Microsoft Details Data Request Process
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In the wake of the NSA leaks, tech companies began to distance themselves from allegations that said they provided the NSA with direct access to their servers. Microsoft was one of the more vocal in its denials, and even mounted …

Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM Will Be Publicized Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM Will Be Publicized

You may remember last month when it was revealed that Yahoo fought against PRISM and lost in 2008. The leaked FISA document that revealed this information was heavily redacted, however, so it didn’t give us the whole picture. Now Yahoo …

Yahoo Brand Perception Down, But On The Rebound Yahoo Brand Perception Down, But On The Rebound

YouGov, which measures consumers’ perception of various brands, is reporting that brand perception of Yahoo is down considerably over the past year, and particularly since the whole NSA PRISM scandal broke. “One year after Marissa Mayer assumed the CEO title …

Microsoft Allows FBI/NSA Access To Outlook, Skype Microsoft Allows FBI/NSA Access To Outlook, Skype
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Over at the YouTube page for Microsoft’s Your Privacy is Our Priority video, the description features the following promise: The lines between public and private may never be perfect, but at Microsoft we are going to keep on trying, because …

Edward Snowden’s Asylum Search May End In Venezuela Edward Snowden’s Asylum Search May End In Venezuela

The question of just where NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is going to wind up may be a bit closer to getting an answer. Those in contact with Snowden have suggested that Venezuela stands a good chance of being where he …

Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM's Brother - Upstream Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM's Brother - Upstream
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In early June, The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed through leaks provided by Edward Snowden that the NSA was in cahoots with major tech companies in a program called PRISM. In short, the leak claimed that the NSA could …