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TECH 28 Mar 2019 | 10:42 AM

Huawei slammed in UK for jeopardising security

Chinese telecommunication equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co is putting UK national security at risk by failing to improve its devices and software, according to a report by its oversight body.

TECH 22 Feb 2019 | 5:26 AM

Facebook meeting shows challenges ahead for proposed ‘oversight board’

Facebook's new effort to bring outside experts into its content review process promises to be complicated and possibly contentious, if discussions this week at a meeting in Singapore are any indication.

TECH 25 Oct 2017 | 1:42 AM

US Senate diverges over renewal of Internet spying law

A Senate panel approved legislation to renew the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance program, while other lawmakers pushed a competing measure seeking to end the ability to search for data on Americans without a warrant.

TECH 24 Oct 2017 | 6:00 AM

Ex-US spy chiefs urge Congress to renew Internet surveillance law

Former US intelligence officials who worked for both Republican and Democratic presidents urged Congress to renew an Internet surveillance programme.

TECH 27 Sep 2017 | 5:44 AM

Chinese drop investment in maps firm HERE after US resistance

A Chinese-led group has withdrawn its offer to buy a stake in German carmaker-backed mapping company HERE after it failed to win approval from a US national security oversight board.

TECH 02 May 2017 | 6:15 AM

US spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique

The US National Security Agency said it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages.

TECH 22 Dec 2016 | 1:19 AM

Yahoo e-mail scan shows US spy push to recast constitutional privacy

Yahoo's secret scanning of customer e-mails at the behest of a US spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches.

TECH 28 Jun 2016 | 5:24 AM

US senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

A Democratic senator prevented legislation from being quickly considered that would expand the FBI's power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain some Internet records, arguing it would lead to a "dramatic erosion" of US privacy rights.

TECH 30 Mar 2016 | 6:30 AM

Spy chiefs tell US lawmakers plan to share raw data protects privacy

American spy chiefs have told congressmen that a plan to allow the National Security Agency to share more raw eavesdropping reports with other agencies will not be unlawful and will protect the privacy rights of US citizens.

TECH 07 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM

Most NSA data from regular Internet users: report

Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the National Security Agency were ordinary Internet users and not foreign surveillance targets, a news report says.