NSA http://wkyufm.org en White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data http://wkyufm.org/post/white-house-propose-halting-nsa-bulk-collection-phone-data President Obama is preparing to announce a plan to scrap the government's systematic collection of bulk phone records as part of a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's controversial electronic surveillance activities.<p><em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/us/obama-to-seek-nsa-curb-on-call-data.html?_r=0">The New York Times</a></em>, quoting senior administration officials, reports:<p><blockquote><p>"Under the proposal, they said, the N.S.A. would end its systematic collection of data about Americans' calling habits. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 45599 at http://wkyufm.org White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data NYT: NSA Can Exploit Mobile Apps For Information http://wkyufm.org/post/nyt-nsa-can-exploit-mobile-apps-information The National Security Agency, along with its British counterpart, the GCHQ, can exploit sometimes very personal data that leaks from popular phone apps.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/world/spy-agencies-scour-phone-apps-for-personal-data.html?hp&_r=1&gwh=A6E641C5425787D65CC550F4F729283D&gwt=pay">That's according to <em>The New York Times</em></a>, which is basing its reporting on secret British documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>According to the <em>Times</em>, the NSA and GCHQ have "traded recipes for grabbing location and planning data when a target u Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:48:00 +0000 editor 42983 at http://wkyufm.org Post-9/11 Panel Criticizes NSA Phone Data Collection http://wkyufm.org/post/post-911-panel-criticizes-nsa-phone-data-collection An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.<br /> <br /> The new report from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board undercuts the foundation of the National Security Agency's long-running phone metadata program, and suggests it conflicts with plain language in the Patriot Act and other laws on the books.<p>NPR obtained a copy of the report, which will be discussed and voted on Thursday at an open board meeting.<br /> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:43:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 42783 at http://wkyufm.org Rand Paul: Changes Announced by Obama Don't Go Far Enough http://wkyufm.org/post/rand-paul-changes-announced-obama-dont-go-far-enough <p></p><p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator said President Obama isn’t going far enough with changing the country’s data collection policy.</p><p>Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul told WKU Public Radio he believes the privacy of American citizens will continue to be violated despite changes announced Friday during a speech by the President.</p><p>“Well, to me it kinda sounded like, you know, if you like your privacy, you can keep it, except for the fact that he’s going to still continue to collect your phone records, your emails, your texts, and probably your credit card records. So, while on the surface it sounded like he is concerned with our privacy, I didn’t really hear any policy changes that he’s going to quit collecting all of our records,” said Sen. Paul.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/17/263357572/coming-up-obama-outlines-nsa-changes" target="_blank">In his much-anticipated address Friday</a>, President Obama said he will require intelligence agencies to receive permission from a secret court before tapping into vast amounts of phone data, and will eventually move that information out of the hands of the government. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:56:36 +0000 Kevin Willis 42590 at http://wkyufm.org Rand Paul: Changes Announced by Obama Don't Go Far Enough NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide http://wkyufm.org/post/nsa-reportedly-can-monitor-100000-computers-worldwide "The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks," <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/us/nsa-effort-pries-open-computers-not-connected-to-internet.html?_r=0" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>.<p>In what's looking to be one of Wednesday's headline-grabbing scoops, the <em>Times</em> adds that "tiny circuit boards and USB cards [have been] inserted surreptitiously into the computers" Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42465 at http://wkyufm.org NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide