Eavesdropping

06.03.15
The DEA's eavesdropping has tripled over the past decade
06.03.15

The DEA's eavesdropping has tripled over the past decade

A federal agency eavesdropping is nothing new -- even if sometimes they do it with controversy. Bu...

By E. Alvarez,   06.03.15
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01.03.14
NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption
01.03.14

NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption

While the NSA can inflitrate many secure systems without breaking a sweat, there are still some en...

By J. Fingas,   01.03.14
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12.14.13
NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls
12.14.13

NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls

The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated c...

By J. Fingas,   12.14.13
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07.16.13
Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions
07.16.13

Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions

Microsoft sits between a rock and a hard place when it comes to privacy -- it can't reveal more ab...

By J. Fingas,   07.16.13
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07.11.13
Microsoft reportedly eased NSA access to Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Skype
07.11.13

Microsoft reportedly eased NSA access to Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Skype

Tech firms say they aren't giving the NSA direct access to their servers, but that might not even...

By J. Fingas,   07.11.13
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07.04.13
France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system
07.04.13

France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system

The US isn't the only western country with an all-seeing digital eye... at least, according to Le...

By J. Fingas,   07.04.13
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08.11.11
Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations
08.11.11

Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a potentially major security fl...

By A. Toor,   08.11.11
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08.02.11
New Android trojan can record phone calls, expose your embarrassing fantasy baseball talk
08.02.11

New Android trojan can record phone calls, expose your embarrassing fantasy baseball talk

Mobile malware is nothing new, especially for Android users who have trained themselves to navigate...

By T. O'Brien,   08.02.11
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12.29.10
Researchers eavesdrop on encrypted GSM call: all you need is a $15 phone and 180 seconds
12.29.10

Researchers eavesdrop on encrypted GSM call: all you need is a $15 phone and 180 seconds

It's hardly a fresh idea -- researchers have claimed that GSM calls could be cracked and listened in...

By D. Murph,   12.29.10
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