In the past, the agency has collected communications that communications that merely mention an identifier like an email address that is linked to someone under surveillance.
As per the recent Investigatory Powers Act otherwise known as the "Snooper's Charter", UK intelligence agencies were given the green light to access personal data from browsing histories.
On Thursday, Microsoft released its latest batch of semi-annual transparency reports, which revealed that global law enforcement legal requests for Microsoft user data decreased by more than 17 percent from 2015 to 2016, while U.S. FISA orders seeking content from the tech company jumped significantly in the first six months of 2016.
In a recent poll of more than 1,200 Americans, 92 percent agreed that Internet providers should not be allowed to monitor their activity online and sell that data to third parties without consent -- a strong indictment of Senate Joint Resolution 34, which lifted FCC restrictions that would have prevented ISPs from engaging in this practice.
The president of The Internet Society has called on G20 leaders to protect encryption for the good of the world economy.
Unsurprisingly, Wonga customers have been told to change their passwords after the payday loan firm admitted it had suffered a major data breach affecting 250,000 customers.
In the suit against Apple as well as social media and messaging companies, consumers claimed that app makers like Kik didn't tell that Apple iOS "Find Friends" feature ported their contacts to company servers,
A proof of concept test has shown that some smart TVs can be hacked using just common radio signals that can give a hacker control over the television's camera and mic to view who is viewing.
The McDonald's Canada career website has suffered a data breach that compromised about 95,000 restaurant job applications, the fast-food giant acknowledged on Friday in a company statement.
According to new research from Kroll Ontrack, simply having a backup solution won't prevent users from losing data.
Encryption will face a make it or break it moment in June when the European Commission lays out new options for forcing internet companies to hand over the keys.
Activists outraged over Congress passing a resolution that struck down new FCC rules defending the private data of telecom and ISP customers have pledged to purchase federal lawmakers' browser histories so they can publish them.
The repeal of Obama-era data protection regulations means that internet service providers in the US will be allowed to sell a great variety of personal data. What are the implications for European data?
In a conference call yesterday, a panel representing telecom and broadband service providers threw its support behind a resolution to roll back Federal Communications Commission rules designed to protect consumer data collected by telecom and ISP companies.
The House vote, which saw 15 Republicans break from party lines to oppose the measure, followed a thumbs up from the Senate earlier in the month.
Daytona State College was hit with two data breaches this month that affected both employee and student data.
Cybersecurity experts are questioning whether Facebook's addition of Live Location to its Messenger texting app will pose a privacy issue for its users.
Users may have been inadvertently sharing personal information on Microsoft's docs.com.
Digital rights and privacy groups reacted with indignation after the U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution that would undo FCC rules banning telecom and ISP companies from selling consumers' data without their consent.
The Senate voted today to overturn privacy rules that barred internet service providers from selling their customers' information without their explicit permission.
For the second time this month, the city of Tacoma, Wash. was fined for withholding information concerning its use of Stingray devices.
A spearphishing scammer demanded a sex show from a private citizen after obtaining the victim's email credentials.
Spammers looking to take advantage of leaked celebrity photos have turned their sights on exploiting the buzz surrounding "Celebgate 2.0."
Saks Fifth Avenue reportedly exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of customers in plain text on publically accessible pages.
A new cloud-based keylogger has hit the market, resulting in a small number of cybercriminals attempting to infect businesses and collect keystrokes, system information, stored passwords, screenshots, and game credentials.