Google can use machine learning to identify objects in videos
All the fun of image recognition applied to massive media databases.
Edward Snowden is not a fan of Russia's 'Big Brother' bill
"It's an unworkable, unjustifiable violation of rights."
Yahoo releases content of three FBI data requests to public
It's the first time a company has confirmed receiving a National Security Letter.
The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight
As of midnight on November 29th, the NSA can no longer scoop up US phone call data indiscriminately.
US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)
It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may...
Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
A judge has barred the NSA from collecting phone records for some people... right before the plan gets an overhaul.
US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
An appeals court won't overturn Congress' decision to let the NSA collect bulk phone data until that program winds down.
AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)
It's no secret that telecoms have cooperated with the US' surveillance efforts, but at least one w...