Keith Alexander, the retired general who headed the NSA for nine years, is not a fan of letting companies go after hackers.
Shortly after the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, the NSA asked all Americans for suggestions on how it could better protect civil liberties. The agency received 14 emails.
Cirio was able to acquire unauthorized snapshots of high-ranking US intelligence officials, then disseminate them as high-resolution graffiti stencils in major cities around the world.
The NSA had claimed the financial information of former Director Keith Alexander was a national security issue. That's apparently no longer the case.
NSA top brass were warned in advance that the Guardian UK would destroy hardware and called it "good news."
Maybe some kind of twisted marriage between Wall Street megabanks and the US global surveillance regime was inevitable, but not even a total cynic could have expected former NSA boss Keith Alexander to cash in this hard, this fast.
Released emails between Eric Schmidt and Keith Alexander fuel the outrage machine, which is a bad sign for the fight against surveillance.
Whoever is nominated to take over the NSA will face a firing squad in Congress
Enjoy this new and rather weird interview with the NSA director, produced by the DOD.
This will give President Obama a chance to reshape the controversy-ridden agency.