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A startup that scraped billions of photos from Facebook and Google to create a facial-recognition database was just sent a cease-and-desist by Google ...

A tech startup scraped billions of photos from places like Facebook and YouTube to create a database for police. Now, those services are pushing back.

Outgoing NSA legal chief warns hacking threats from Russia, China, and Iran are as dangerous to the US as climate change

The outgoing agency official joins a chorus of security analysts warning that the US must get ahead of cybersecurity threats.

The NSA found a ‘severe’ security flaw with Microsoft Windows 10, and it’s urging all users to do a software update immediately

It's exceedingly rare for government agencies to share their discovery of vulnerabilities with a private company, an expert says.

The biggest tech scandals of the 2010s, from NSA spying to Boeing’s deadly crashes to WeWork

From corporate malfeasance to freak accidents, the 2010s were full of scandals that rocked the tech industry.
Edward Snowden in connection from Russia during the Wired Next Fest 2019 at the Giardini Indro Montanelli on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Edward Snowden said he couldn’t find any evidence that the government was hiding aliens when he searched through CIA databases

"If it's hidden, and it could be hidden, it's hidden really damn well, even from people who are on the inside," he said of US agencies hiding aliens.
National security adviser John Bolton speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

White House officials are wary of Trump’s national security adviser and are reportedly blocking him from peace plans

"This is jaw-dropping," former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, wrote. "Never heard of an NSA being cut out and dissed like this."
The NSA is urging people and organizations still running older versions of the Windows operating system to download the fix.

A Windows bug is so bad that even the NSA is urging PC users to update

It affects older versions of the Windows operating system, and Microsoft says there are still nearly 1 million users out there without the fix.
The National Security Agency (NSA) logo is shown on a computer screen inside the Threat Operations Center at the NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland, January 25, 2006.

Hackers reportedly launched a cyberattack on Baltimore with a leaked NSA tool

Hackers are reportedly using a tool leaked from the National Security Agency in a cyber attack that has plagued the city of Baltimore since May 7.
Former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden.

Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden hospitalized after suffering a stroke

Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden is "receiving expert medical care," and his family has requested privacy.
Reality Winner exits the Augusta Courthouse June 8, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. Winner is an intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking National Security Agency (NSA) documents.

NSA contractor Reality Winner, who leaked classified US report on Russian hacking, thanks Trump for calling her actions ‘small potatoes’

The former National Security Agency contractor who was sentenced to more than five years in prison for exposing a secret US report on Russian hacking thanked President Donald Trump for calling her leak "small potatoes."