In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.

Silk Road Bust Raises Profile of So-Called “Dark Web”

That it exists is interesting. What you find on it isn’t.

Four Out of Five Malware Menaces Choose Android

Seventy-nine percent of the smartphone malware discovered in 2012 targeted Android.

Microsoft Asks Attorney General to Intervene in Request to Disclose PRISM Info

“The Constitution itself is suffering.”

Microsoft: Your Privacy Is Our Priority. No, Seriously. Stop Laughing!

Microsoft responds to a Guardian report saying that it helps the NSA and FBI spy on consumers who use its services.

Apple Discloses Government Requests on as Many as 10,000 Accounts

An average of two accounts per request.

White House Steps Up Defense of Surveillance Programs (Video)

President does not feel privacy of Americans has been violated.
Barack Obama Mac Laptop

A Closer Look at Microsoft’s FISA Disclosure Numbers

A little back-of-the envelope math shows some interesting patterns.


Phones Leave a Telltale Trail

The April robbery at the Cartier store in Chevy Chase, Md., was brazen and quick. After grabbing 13 watches valued at $131,000, the suspects fled in a waiting car and melted into traffic. It was one of more than a dozen similar capers that had stumped police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

A tiny fraction of users.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Home launch event.