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- NSA's Phone Call Metadata Collection Program Could End Today
The Obama administration is keeping mum on whether it will renew a court order that allows the NSA to collect phone records in bulk when it expires this week. The order at the center of the current surveillance scandal expires at 5PM Friday, but the US officials are refusing to discuss the matter, The Guardian states. The secretive FISA court is the one that issued this order and its impending expiration date has sparked numerous discussions. So far, ho...
- Google Announces $14B/€10.7B in Revenue for Q2 2013
Google announced a revenue of $14.11 billion (€10.73 billion) for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 19 percent year-over-year. Most of the money came directly from Google properties, especially the massive advertising networks, which means that $12.1 billion (€9.2 billion) came from advertising alone.
- Greenwald to Write Book on Snowden and NSA
Glenn Greenwald intends to write a book about the Edward Snowden saga and his NSA leaks. It’s not exactly a surprise that the entire story would lead to a book, or more, as well as to movies. However, having Glenn Greenwald, someone who has actually been involved, tell the story makes it somewhat better. Greenwald has signed a book deal with Metropolitan Books, which is set to be published in March 2014, The Atlantic Wire reports. The journalist ...
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