Security cameras are mounted on the side of a building overlooking an intersection in midtown Manhattan, July 31, 2013 in New York. In the background is a billboard of a human eye. Mark Lennihan/AP
Law enforcement officials monitor surveillance cameras as part of an increased security effort for the Independence Day celebration, the first major public gathering since the Boston Marathon bombings, at the temporary Unified Command Center, July 3, 2013, in Boston. Charles Krupa/AP
A surveillance monitoring expert stands next to a bank of screens showing images from Edinburgh City Council's network of CCTV cameras in Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2006. Some say Britain is becoming a surveillance society where individuals are filmed hundreds of times a day by security cameras and where firms 'data mine' to build customer profiles. David Moir/Reuters
Security cameras cover a light installation on Tiananmen Square outside the Great Hall of the People, where a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is held in Beijing, March 11, 2013. Ng Han Guan/AP
A young Turkish couple kiss to protest subway officials' harassment of a couple for kissing in public, at a subway stop in Ankara, Turkey, May 25, 2013. Ankara subway officials made a reproaching announcement asking passengers 'to act in accordance with moral rules,' after security cameras showed the kissing couple. AP
A new surveillance system that displays on the rear view mirror in police cars automatically sounds a chime, locks the doors, and rolls up the windows if it detects someone approaching the car from behind, shown July 18, 2013. It was developed by Ford engineer Randy Freiburger, working with police and ambulance customers. Carlos Osorio/AP
Transportation engineer associate Abeer Kliefe works at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control Center in downtown Los Angeles, April 24, 2013. Reed Saxon/AP
This undated photo provided by Facebook shows the server room at the company's data center in Prineville, Ore. Revelations that the National Security Agency is perusing millions of US customer phone records and snooping on the digital communications stored by nine major Internet services illustrate how aggressively personal data is being collected and analyzed. Facebook/AP
An aerial view of the National Security Agency's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, June 6, 2013. Former NSA employee William Binney told The Associated Press that he estimates the agency collects records on 3 billion phone calls each day. Rick Bowmer/AP
A damaged satellite communications dome is covered with a tent at Waihopai satellite communications interception station near Blenheim, New Zealand, April 30, 2008. It is part of a surveillance spying alliance known as Five Eyes that groups five English-speaking democracies – the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – a collaboration that began during World War II when the allies were trying to crack German and Japanese naval codes and that has endured for more than 70 years. Tim Cuff/New Zealand Herald/AP
The FBI's evolution into a cyber-crime-fighting agency, a decade in the works, has made the bureau 'one of the best in the world' at cracking computer crime. Cyber threats are poised to rival terrorism as the primary danger to US, says FBI's director.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which after 9/11 shifted focus almost overnight from fighting organized crime to combating terrorism, is scrambling to again remake itself to be positioned to counter a rising threat: cyber attackers.