Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk 

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: “If the NSA wants to respond, please do.” And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett answers Anderson’s questions about the balance between security and protecting privacy.

Telecom firms mine for gold in big data despite privacy concerns

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Last year’s revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their “big data” for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.

Governare la rete, dal Brasile una ricetta per sfuggire al Datagate

La Merkel vuole una Internet europea, i servizi segreti italiani lo spezzatino della rete e cyber-spioni online, mentre il paese sudamericano presenta in italia il modello di gestione della rete partecipato dai cittadini, sotto l’imperativo del suo accesso universale

NSA extracting data from mobile app leaks 

The news about the NSA’s reach into our personal devices is becoming more and more harrowing each day. Recently leaked documents from the government agency show that the NSA has been successfully extracting data from our mobile applications for years

Davos, l’appello di Kroes: “Per le telco è l’ora di cambiare biz model”

L’intervento del commissario alla Digital Agenda al Forum economico: abolizione del roaming e delle barriere al Tlc single market priorità per il 2014. E lancia una proposta: “C’è fame di security: l’Europa punti a costruire l’ambiente digitale più sicuro del mondo”

3D Printed NSA Spybot: I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

One of the most significant controversies of recent years has been the NSA’s mass surveillance of individuals via telecommunications and internet data monitoring. And while the ‘bots which are watching us are not much more than bits of data