BlackBerry Z10 incurs 'critical' security warning
The first flagship BlackBerry 10 smartphone contains a "critical" bug that could allow hackers to crack into the device and pilfer files and data.
North Korea calls U.S 'kingpin of human rights abuses' following NSA leaks
Comments in the country's state newspaper Minju Joson accuse the U.S. of "espionage against mankind," according to Reuters.
Obama: NSA spying doesn't mean 'abandoning freedom'
In an interview with Charlie Rose, the president maintains that the top-secret NSA spying programs were within the bounds of the law and were intended to protect U.S. citizens.
School iris-scanned students without telling parents
A Florida school admits that it made several mistakes when it allowed a security company to install iris scanners without telling parents -- and without even having a contract with the company.
Miss Alabama's beautiful confusion about NSA surveillance
During the Miss USA pageant, Alabama's representative showed how difficult the core ideas behind surveillance methods are to grasp.
NSA leaked documents reveal U.S. spied on Russian president
Hours after President Obama met with then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, U.S. spies reportedly intercepted top-secret communications between Medvedev and his delegation.
Purdue students charged with switching prof's keyboard to improve grades
Three Purdue students have been accused of entering their professor's computer and changing their grades -- even A to A+. They're said to have switched out the professor's keyboard to log keystrokes and glean passwords.
Verizon, T-Mobile foreign stakes make data collection harder
The fact that T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have foreign investors makes it more difficult for the NSA to collect data, according to the WSJ. But the agency can still get what it wants.
Malware masquerading as Bad Piggies found on Google Play
Security researchers discover an Android app called "Bad Pigs" that is nearly identical to Bad Piggies that asked users for permission to change settings and access personal information.
Symantec axing as many as 1,700 jobs, says report
The security solutions provider is cutting about 1,000 positions this month, and another 700 in July, according to a report. The company calls those numbers "pure speculation" but doesn't share its own figures.
Accused robber wants NSA phone records to prove his innocence
Terrance Brown is on trial for bank robbery. His cell phone provider, Metro PCS, doesn't have records dating back to the robbery in 2010 that will allegedly prove his innocence. But his lawyer thinks the NSA must have.
Prosecutors team up to combat smartphone thefts
Police and other law enforcement officials would be part of a new group dedicated to clamping down on the rise in smartphone thefts, says the Associated Press.
NSA whistleblower: U.S has been hacking into China, Hong Kong
Former CIA employee Edward Snowden says the NSA's controversial PRISM program extends to China and Hong Kong, according to an interview with a Hong Kong newspaper.
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting Iranians
Web giant says it has identified a significant spike in phishing activity originating from within the country just days ahead of presidential elections.
Mozilla, EFF, ACLU rally public against electronic surveillance
The Firefox browser developer sets up a site to send e-mail to Congress urging changes to surveillance laws and an investigation to "reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying."
More than half polled OK with NSA tracking to catch terrorists
A full 56 percent of more than 1,000 people polled by Pew Research believe the NSA program is an "acceptable way" for the government to hunt for terrorists.
Will laws soon stop you from filming your neighbors?
With the topical focus on one human spying on another, authorities in the U.K. believe new laws may be necessary to prevent people from filming their neighbors using their CCTV security systems.
Revealed: U.S. compiled secret cybertargets list
Top-secret list of potential international cybertargets written by the Obama administration is the latest in a series of high-profile leaks.
What is the NSA's PRISM program? (FAQ)
We now know that the NSA uses something called PRISM to monitor private Web data. Sounds like "1984." What does it really mean?
U.K. government tapped into PRISM surveillance program
According to a report, the U.K. government allegedly bypassed international intelligence-sharing treaties by piggybacking on the NSA's reported PRISM network.
Obama, China president to talk hacking -- report
President Obama is hoping that China's president, Xi Jinping, will acknowledge that the countries can work together on cyberspying.
Chinese hackers reportedly stole Obama and McCain documents
During the 2008 presidential campaign, top-level staffers' laptops were infiltrated with malware that allowed alleged Chinese hackers to steal internal documents, files, and e-mails.
Google beefs up the cash bounty for reporting vulnerabilities
The bounty for cross-site scripting bugs on Google Accounts, for instance, more than doubles to $7,500. The cash rewards tied to Gmail and Google Wallet get hefty bumps, too.
White House defends snooping of Verizon phone records
The Obama administration calls the NSA's practice of gathering phone records "a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats," reports the AP and Reuters.
U.S. government to propose bill targeting foreign hackers
New legislation to be introduced by the House Intelligence Committee aims to curb cybertheft and cyberespionage done by "cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia."