Bloomberg News: The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
More updates on the Heartbleed bug.
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15:41 // 5 months ago
Ten months after Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was collecting US telephone records in bulk, three sets of proposals have emerged to change the way the agency operates. All would end the data collection program in its current form, but there are crucial differences between the rival plans.
Take a look and compare the plans that could change United States surveillance practices.
13:22 // 5 months ago
Sen. Rand Paul filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration for violating the privacy rights of millions of Americans.
Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, called it the largest class-action suit ever filed on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
He and FreedomWorks, the co-plaintiff in the case, have named President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander among the defendants.
Paul filed the suit as a private citizen, rather than on behalf of his constituents from the state of Kentucky, and the senator has hired former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to represent him in court. A judge has not been assigned to the case at this time, but is expected to be in the next few days.
14:53 // 7 months ago