Browsing: National Security Agency

In June last year, The Guardian published the first in a series of stories that revealed a vast degree of electronic surveillance being carried out by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) and its British counterpart, GCHQ. The newspaper did not reveal the source of the leaks at the time, but former NSA external

Newswires, forums and social media have been abuzz since Wednesday, when news broke that notorious online marketplace, the Silk Road, has been shut down and its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, or “Dread Pirate Roberts”, arrested. The Road, as patrons

Author and technology activist Cory Doctorow has slammed the policies of the National Security Agency (NSA) and bodies like it, saying they’ve deliberately undermined online security without consideration of the long-term impact this will have. “Weakening the

Trust is the world’s most valuable intangible commodity. Economies, political systems, partnerships and marriages rise or fall based on it. All commerce – both online and offline – rests on it. And yet the US’s National Security Agency is actively and recklessly undermining