Security vs. privacy: the rematch

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 2:31 PM EST

This month USA Today reported that the NSA has been compiling and searching a massive database of Americans' telephone call records and data mining it for suspicious patterns. NPR reported that this activity was part of the same eavesdropping program The New York Times revealed in April.

With the new revelations (which the phone companies have denied) an old debate has again reared its ugly head. Proponents of strong government say civil libertarians don't appreciate the terrorist threat, and civil libertarians say that advocates of mass surveillance don't appreciate the danger of a prying government.

At Wired.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Implementing an effective risk management framework

How do we balance the benefit of the free flow of information with the risk of inappropriate access and/or disclosure? What are the consequences of not doing so?


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Mar 26th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //