Dissenters within the NSA warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it could cause.
Have you ever been scammed by a tech support service claiming you have computer issues just so the techs can get into your wallet? Many people have -- and the FTC is working to put a stop to it.
Not everyone loves smartphone encryption. But can it be fatal? A Justice Department official reportedly warned Apple executives that strong encryption could lead to a kidnapped child's death.
Using Internet-connected devices without strong passwords is inherently risky, as illustrated by reports that a Russian Web site is showing live footage from thousands of people's webcams.
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