The NSA revelations have spurred growth in turnkey solutions to privacy problems that appeal to country's security-minded citizens.
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Signs were that security was beginning to recede as an obstacle to cloud adoption. That was until Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA's PRISM data-mining activities.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
"I'm not an expert on software-defined storage or the intricacies of cloud computing," Clinton quipped.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The former government contractor who leaked tens of thousands of NSA documents warned users to be more privacy conscious when it comes to online cloud storage.
The public disclosure of emails by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, could be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy", according to a letter fro the US Department of State responding to a FOIA request by online publication, The Desk.
Irony aside, a lawmaker has pointedly reminded former NSA chief Keith Alexander that selling classified information is a felony.
The U.S. government relies on intelligence from an unknown number of U.S. telecoms for its mass surveillance programs. What's the state of phone privacy in the post-NSA world?
If the NSA really did have Heartbleed "for years" as was claimed recently by Bloomberg news, they wouldn't need to go after Lavabit. They wouldn't even want to.
For the first time, the highest ranking U.S. intelligence community official admitted to two senators that the NSA used a "backdoor" in surveillance laws to conduct the searches.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Deemed "evidence" of the U.S. agency's wrongdoing, a judge has ruled that the NSA is not permitted to destroy millions of telephone records in light of pending lawsuits.
A well-known hacking organization is suing spies over civil rights and liberties.
In the coming years, the definition of "difficult" may include the task facing the incoming privacy officer for the NSA.
Tomorrow is Data Privacy Day, an occasion that should have us all talking about the problems of indiscriminate data collection and sharing. But in the post-Snowden era, that debate has been so muddled by NSA paranoia that it's unlikely to result in any substantive changes.
Microsoft has spoken out about the NSA reforms, stating that they do not go far enough and should be complemented by an international framework on data privacy and government surveillance.
When Edward Snowden says that privacy has been completely eliminated from life he makes it clear that his view of the world is fallacious.
Google's enthusiasm two years ago for Forward Secrecy makes a lot of sense considering all the revelations in the last several months about NSA monitoring of everyone and everything.
One US spy program had been approved, but only with careful considerations to privacy, but once the NSA began using it, they ignored the rules designed to protect the innocent.