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Google: US government data requests up 250% in 5 years

Google has released its latest transparency report, revealing that the US government's requests for user data have risen 19% since the second half of last year and 250% since 2009, the year the company first started publishing transparency data. Worldwide, the…

The NSA quietly posts annual transparency report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has quietly posted its inaugural transparency report on Tumblr yesterday, detailing information as it relates to the use of certain national security legal authorities by the NSA for calendar year 2013.

Oliver Stone pegged to direct Edward Snowden biopic

Sony may have secured the film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s book on Edward Snowden but that doesn’t restrict others from telling the NSA whistleblower’s story. A new report from the Guardian pegs director Oliver Stone as being tasked with adapting The…