Eight major US web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furor over online surveillance.
In an open letter to U
Twitter said it has implemented a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users and called on other Internet firms to do the same, as Web providers look to thwart spying by government intelligence agencies.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.
In a lecture at Johns Hopkins Univers
US spy agency CIA has spied on 7.8 billion calls in Saudi Arabia, the Arab News said citing a report from Cryptome, the digital library host that was created by the US as a repository for secret documents and material.
Bahrain's police will soon receive hi-tech help in combating crime, said a report citing senior Interior Ministry officials.
A new surveillance system to track down suspects, monitor violence and trace the whereabouts of fugit
About 150 light-controlled junctions will be fitted with surveillance cameras in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western region within the next five years, said the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate.
The first phase of th
The National Security Agency's surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 per cent of all US Internet communications in the hunt for foreign intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Jordan on Wednesday asked the United States to provide manned US surveillance aircraft to help keep an eye on its border with Syria, the top US military officer said, as the kingdom struggles to contain fallout from Syria's civil war.
President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping US government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the US "can and must be more transparent."
Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures abo