Germany and Brazil pushed for the measure, which the U.S. did not support.
The malware, Regin, is difficut to trace and can collect almost any network data.
The spyware might be watching you, reading your emails, listening to your calls.
In 2009, executives raised doubts, prompting an internal consideration of the program's merits.
Verizon is still using the program, which tracks mobile app and Internet activity.
The proposal would update a resolution the U.S. previously supported.
But a password is protected by the Constitution, a judge rules.
“Justice may be denied because of a locked phone or encrypted device," Comey said.
Government has requested more and more information on users’ communications from Google.
Dozens of privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups want leaders of Congress to move on the...
Critics say the NSA is hurting U.S. businesses, American foreign policy and security online.
Privacy advocates want lawmakers to pick up the pace on NSA reform legislation.
A subsidiary of London-based Vodafone facilitates most of the program.
The program imitates a cell tower and can collect information on any connected device.
Without water, the NSA's giant Utah data center could not operate.
Privacy groups are wary of allowing companies to share cyber threat info with the NSA.
The targeted groups range from Chinese social justice workers to Tibetan monks to Syrian activists.
Google says the project collects "the forest" of data, without seeing "individual trees."
Human rights groups said the revelations potentially contradict previous assurances.
Americans have a renewed fear of Islamic terrorism, but a disconnect regarding domestic efforts to...
Companies are divided over whether a legislative fix to "big data" is needed.
Wyden, Udall say Leahy's NSA bill doesn't go far enough.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would encourage companies to share info about threats.
The groups included the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reddit and the Sunlight Foundation.