Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

US cloud firms face backlash over NSA spying

Non-U.S. clients of American cloud hosting companies are clearly rattled by revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency collects huge amounts of customer data from Internet Service Providers and telecommunication companies.

Expanded '2-person rule' could help plug NSA leaks

The National Security Agency is creating new processes aimed at making it harder for systems administrators to misuse privileged access to agency systems, NSA officials told the U.S. House Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

Google asks DOJ if it can release details on government data requests

Google has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI director Robert Mueller seeking permission to disclose specific details about the information it is required to provide to the government in response to requests for user data from U.S. intelligence agencies.

Booz Allen fires Snowdon, leaker of NSA spy docs

Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, as expected, today fired an IT employee who claimed responsibility for leaking documents that described highly classified government surveillance programs to the media.

Lawsuit filed over NSA phone spying program

A former federal prosecutor and the parents of a Navy SEAL killed in action in Afghanistan have filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Verizon, the National Security Agency and others over the NSA domestic spying operation.