engine - 3:50 pm on Jul 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.Report: NSA XKeyscore Program Collects Almost Everything A User Does On The Net [theguardian.com]
U.S. Federal Agents Asked To Stay Away From Def Con Hacker Conference [webmasterworld.com]
Report: France Runs Vast Data and Telephone Call Surveillance [webmasterworld.com]
Europe's Commissioner Demands Answers Over PRISM Data Surveillance [webmasterworld.com]
Microsoft, Google, Apple Deny Government 'direct access' to Servers [webmasterworld.com]