08/05/2013 - Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.
08/01/2013 - Edward Snowden left a Moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in Russia. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that cellphone location data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and can be accessed by government officials without a warrant. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that will strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, while the Senate Judiciary Committee looked into the NSA's metadata collection program.
07/31/2013 - Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy, a verdict that brings relief to transparancy campaigners. Fears of hacking led to a ban on some PCs in Top Secret governmental integrated networks. A new survey by the Pew Research Center says that Americans are worried about the errosion of their civil liberties in the name of antiterrorism. United Kingdom IT security professionals says system complexity is causing security breaches.
07/26/2013 - The move towards more constraints and more public oversight of U.S. intelligence gathering procedures sparked by Edward Snowden’s revelations is not in the United States’ best interests if it wishes to avoid intelligence failures, according to a former government intelligence community official who worked at the FBI during the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa and on the USS Cole. He spoke on the issue at a panel on terrorism and intelligence.
07/25/2013 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be holding more workshops on the cybersecurity framework it is developing with the help of the private sector. Read the initial analysis of comments to find out what industry leaders and organizations are saying the framework should include.
07/24/2013 - President Barack Obama opposes the House's move to block funding for the NSA's phone data collection program. Meanwhile, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been given documents that allow him to leave Moscow's airport. And a new study says that U.S. ports are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
07/18/2013 - Automatic license plate readers cause privacy concerns, Panama requests U.N. assistance while N. Korea demands the return of their weapon-laden ship, and hackers attacked more than half of the world's critical financial exchanges.