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Obama to announce plans for NSA reforms this Friday

US President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plans for NSA reforms on January 17, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, the President will likely call for a mix of executive actions and measures that would…

NSA spying on Germany more than any other EU country

The National Security Agency is collecting data seemingly everywhere, but not all countries warrant the same level of communications scrutiny in the eyes of the NSA. Some high profile targets for data collection include China, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, which…

NSA PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself

The individual responsible for blowing the whistle on the National Security Agency’s secret Internet surveillance program has come forward to reveal himself. 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen…

Pentagon to quintuple cyber defense personnel

Although yet to be formally announced, a report by the Washington Post reveals plans by the Department of Defense to bolster its Cyber Command unit. The Pentagon's cyber defense force is currently comprised of roughly 900 military and civilian personnel,…