- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Dec-10-13 11:32 am
- French bill to expand spying powers is criticized Updated: Dec-10-13 10:14 am
- Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits Updated: Dec-10-13 3:11 am
- Big tech companies lash out at government snooping Updated: Dec-09-13 7:02 pm
- Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games Updated: Dec-09-13 4:26 pm
- NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal Updated: Dec-06-13 5:55 pm
- AT&T says it doesn't have to disclose NSA dealings Updated: Dec-06-13 5:22 pm
- Obama defends NSA against latest spying report Updated: Dec-05-13 7:13 pm
- Report: Sweden's spying on Russia key to US Updated: Dec-05-13 11:43 am
- Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily Updated: Dec-04-13 7:38 pm
- Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak Updated: Dec-03-13 12:50 pm
- Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates Updated: Nov-29-13 10:45 am
- Brown hosting conference on NSA, spying Updated: Nov-28-13 3:31 pm
- Report: US spied on 2010 global summit in Toronto Updated: Nov-27-13 11:47 pm
- Report: NSA spied on radicals' pornography habits Updated: Nov-27-13 3:47 pm
- Judge cancels sentencing in Oregon bomb plot case Updated: Nov-27-13 2:25 am
- Germany reviewing surveillance of Scientology Updated: Nov-26-13 9:32 am
- German minister urges US to restore trust Updated: Nov-25-13 1:23 pm
- ACLU asks New York judge to halt NSA surveillance Updated: Nov-22-13 10:49 pm
- Rights groups urge UN to back privacy protection Updated: Nov-21-13 6:55 pm
- Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo Updated: Nov-20-13 4:49 pm
- Italy PM: gov't communications not compromised Updated: Nov-20-13 4:37 am
- Spy chief: Norway spies on phones outside country Updated: Nov-19-13 5:26 pm
- NSA violations compared to Obamacare website ills Updated: Nov-19-13 4:20 pm
- Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users' personal data Updated: Nov-18-13 5:46 pm
A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:
PARIS - The French government, which was among the most vocal critics of U.S. spying practices, is now coming under fire for trying to expand its own digital surveillance capabilities.
SAN FRANCISCO - Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
WASHINGTON - Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
LONDON - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.
SAN JOSE, California - AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' data.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is defending the National Security Agency, saying it does a very good job of not engaging in domestic surveillance.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's public broadcaster says it has obtained secret documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden suggesting a Swedish spy agency has been a key supplier of intelligence on Russian leaders to the NSA.
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
LONDON - The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
SAN JOSE, California - Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn't likely to keep out spies.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University is holding a conference on the National Security Agency, government spying and privacy issues.
TORONTO - Canadian authorities allowed the National Security Agency to spy in the country during the G8 and G20 summits in Ontario in 2010, CBC News reported late Wednesday, citing documents shared by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
LONDON - The Huffington Post cited a secret National Security Agency document that allegedly reveals the U.S. agency spied on the online sexual activity of Islamist radicals in order to find ways to discredit them.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge has canceled the sentencing date of a Somali-American man convicted of plotting to bomb a 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square.
BERLIN - Germany's domestic intelligence service says it is reviewing its long-running surveillance of Scientology.
BERLIN - Members of the U.S. Congress met German officials and lawmakers in Berlin Monday in an effort to relieve tensions over allegations of massive National Security Agency surveillance.
NEW YORK - The U.S. government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a federal phone-tracking program.
UNITED NATIONS - Human rights groups urged the U.N. General Assembly Thursday to approve a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age and criticized the U.S. and its key allies for trying to weaken it.
SAN JOSE, California - Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.
ROME - Italian Premier Enrico Letta has told Parliament that no communications by Italy's political leaders or its embassies worldwide were compromised by the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance work.
OSLO, Norway - Norway's military intelligence chief said Tuesday his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United States.
WASHINGTON - The intelligence community's top lawyer on Tuesday defended the surveillance violations by staff of the National Security Agency by comparing programs that collect mass amounts of information on Americans to problems with the troubled health care website.
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world.