Scientists are scrambling to calibrate a month of missing data.
Google announced on Thursday that it has beefed up its security in response to reports that the National Security Agency was scooping up data from its servers.
The National Security Agency “would welcome” the creation of a public advocate’s position at the court that oversees its electronic surveillance programs, said its outgoing deputy director.
Bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill about data from Americans’ phone and Internet records being vacuumed up by the National Security Agency has led to an unusual alliance involving a prominent House Republican and a veteran Senate Democrat.
A special federal surveillance court has reaffirmed the constitutionality of a National Security Agency program that collects data about most of the nation’s phone traffic. NPR’s Larry Abramson reports that the court says the records of phone metadata are not protected by the Fourth Amendment.
Fresh reports about the massive amount of electronic data that the nation’s spy agencies are collecting “raise profound questions about privacy” because of what they say about how such information will be collected in the future, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston said Friday on Morning Edition.