Thursday, October 02, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook To Change Real-name Policy
CEA Outlines Five Technology Trends In Consumer Technology
Apple CarPlay Update Now Available with Firmware for Pioneer NEX In-Dash Receiver Models
Philips to Appeal $467 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Rovio to Slash 130 Jobs
Toshiba Offers Ultra-small e-MMC Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products
ARM and TSMC Unveil Roadmap for 64-bit ARM-based Processors on 10FinFET Process
LG Brings Its Ultra HD 4K OLED TV To The U.S.
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > NSA Tra...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 05, 2013
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide


The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting location data daily from tens of millions of cellphones around the world, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The records feed a database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, according to the officials and the documents, which were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

In a statement, the American Civil Liberties Union expressed dismay at the sheer scale and scope of the program described yesterday.

"It is staggering that a location-tracking program on this scale could be implemented without any public debate, particularly given the substantial number of Americans having their movements recorded by the government," the civil liberties group said.

"The dragnet surveillance of hundreds of millions of cell phones flouts our international obligation to respect the privacy of foreigners and Americans alike," the ACLU said

The collected cellphone data are analyzed, the report said, adding tha the data analysis allows NSA analysts to identify cellphones and quickly retrace their movements to find hidden relationships among the people using them.

The analytics suite includes tools that can map the date, time and location of cellphones to find significant moments of overlap. "Other tools compute speed and trajectory for large numbers of mobile devices, overlaying the electronic data on transportation maps to compute the likely travel time and determine which devices might have intersected," the Post said in its report.

U.S. intelligence officials told the newspaper that the cell phone data collection program is legal and aims only to acquire information about foreign intelligence targets.




Previous
Next
Twitter To Use Cookies For Ad Targeting        All News        Acer 21.5-inch Z3 600 AIO Coming In The US
Twitter To Use Cookies For Ad Targeting     General Computing News      Intel Highland Forest Platform Promises to Accelerate Network Transformation

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
NSA Spying Targetted Thousands Of Ordinary People
Privacy Board Says NSA Internet Spying Is Worrying
Denmark And Germany Among NSA's Secret "Partners" On Tapped Data Cables
NSA Says It Knew Nothing About Heartbleed
The NSA Was Spying Huawei's Servers: report
Zuckerberg "Frustrated" By U.S. Government Spying
Snowden Calls For More Encryption
GCHQ Collected Yahoo Webcam Images Of Users: report
Tech Companies "Fight Back" Against Surveillance
US Privacy Watchdog Says NSA spying is Illegal
Obama Unveils Reforms On NSA Program
NSA Has Planted Surveillance Software In Computers Worldwide: report

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .