NSA

Police have arrested six Jewish youths in the death of Abu Khadier, the Palestinian teen who was burned alive last week. Officials claim the suspects are from Jerusalem and that they found the car the teens used to kidnap Khadier. Surveillance cameras have also captured parts of the abduction. [NPR] Well, it looks like your extramarital […]

Harvard University was evacuated again yesterday for bomb threats, after a man called claiming that he placed explosives in several buildings around campus. The university was given the “all clear” when police did not find anything of concern. Later, an anonymous user on Twitter claimed to have been responsible for the threat, making fun of […]

President Obama is taking a major step in reforming the National Security Agency’s collection of records. The president plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of American phone records by the NSA, but allow the government to access the “metadata” when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday. If the proposal is […]

Vybz Kartel, the Jamaican dancehall recording artist, was found guilty of murder on Thursday. The 38-year-old, real name Adidja Palmer, was found guilty in the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Kartel reportedly beat 27-year-old Williams to death after one of his guns went missing. Three others were also found guilty in the two-month trial. Read about it […]

Edward Snowden may be living in temporary asylum, but the NSA whistleblower will still get a chance to enjoy Austin’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor is scheduled to speak at this week’s festival, but he won’t be making an appearance in person at a conference on Monday. Instead, the technologist will participate […]

On Friday, President Obama is set to announce a major overhaul to the National Security Agency program that collects vast amounts of information on foreigners and Americans. But before his scheduled speech, The Guardian dropped another bomb provided by Edward Snowden — the agency collects and stores an average of 200 million text messages per […]

More details are coming out about the NSA and its taps into personal phones and computers. According to Gawker, a New York Times article has discovered that the NSA has the ability to track computers that are offline. Since 2008, the program has used secret radio waves that track over 100,000 computers. The program, mainly […]

It looks like all the NSA spying — including wiretaps — has done little to prevent terrorist attacks over the years. An analysis of 225 terrorism cases in the U.S. were studied by the non-profit New America Foundation, revealing that the NSA was able to crack only one case of possible terror: Basaaly-Moalin, who sent […]

Big news for those concerned about all that National Security Agency (NSA) spying going on. Next week, President Barack Obama plans to unveil reconstructions to the agency, extending broad privacy protections to non-U.S. citizens and reforming the program that collects phone-call data of nearly all Americans, officials familiar with the process said on Thursday. White House Press Secretary Jay […]

Damn you, Black Friday! Target has confirmed that criminals attacked their customer information system Thanksgiving week, stealing credit card and personal data from nearly 40 million customers. The theft continued until December 15. The information stolen included customer names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and three-digit security codes. Online customers, however, were safe. Authorities […]

Just so you know, America is still arguing about what color Santa Claus is, even though he’s a fictional character. And now Bill O’Reilly is defending Megyn Kelly’s controversial comments about Santa Claus being white. “Miss Kelly is correct. Santa was a white person,” O’Reilly said during “The O’Reilly Factor.” “Does it matter? No, it doesn’t […]

Hip-Pop Hooray! A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Hawaii will advance to the House after being passed by the Senate with 20 “aye” votes and four “no” votes. Read about it, here…[Buzzfeed] Well, this is scary. A Wisconsin man dressed as a clown is being accused of dangling a child upside down from an […]