By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 01:59 PM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Monday said the U.S. government is “setting fire to the future of the Internet" and encouraged tech enthusiasts at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, to fight back, calling them “firefighters.”
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14 12:44 PM
Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the National Security Agency data collection programs, said Monday the act of mass surveillance is “setting fire to the future of the Internet.”
03/10/14 03:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they plan to set up a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that will tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances. The system is intended to identify rogue...
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 10:18 AM
Sen. Rand Paul says his Republican Party is posed to attract more youth voters, a demographic the GOP has struggled to make inroads with in recent presidential elections. The Kentucky lawmaker told "Fox News Sunday" that while President Obama won the youth vote by a 3-to-1 ratio, young...
By William Patrick | 03/08/14 05:04 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The National Security Agency apparently isn't the only government agency engaged in domestic spying. Some local law enforcement agencies are playing the role of Big Brother, too, but to what extent is still unknown. Recent court documents reveal a troubling cell phone...
03/08/14 04:45 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy. Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange also hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks. But he's giving no...
By Philip Klein | 03/07/14 05:25 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., electrified the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a defense of civil liberties and an attack on what he argued was excessive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Though most conservatives defended aggressive surveillance policies when...
By Lisa Ruhl | 03/07/14 03:41 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. who drew the biggest crowd of the day, bashed the National Security Agency — a sentiment that was met with a standing ovation.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., opened his CPAC speech by putting Republicans on notice that they need to shift toward the libertarian movement or lose the support of libertarian voters.
03/06/14 12:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to military operations and tactics that were revealed in the massive stash of documents taken by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
By Marcy Gordon | 03/04/14 08:49 AM
When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint — whose customers are also the targets of secret government spying — remained noticeably mum.
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:47 AM
The Justice Department has asked a federal court for permission to indefinitely preserve phone records collected by the National Security Agency as it fights lawsuits challenging a secret U.S. surveillance program.
02/26/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Brooklyn man in prison for terrorism may have a new opportunity to challenge his conviction because the government only recently told him how it obtained evidence it intended to use against him. It was through one of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance...
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 01:17 PM
U.S. National Security Agency snooping on email traffic and phone records has prompted a cottage industry in products meant to keep spies out of their customers' business. Among the companies promoting devices at this year's RSA technology-security conference in San Francisco, which attracts...
By Jim Johnston | 02/21/14 04:06 PM
The continuing scandal regarding National Security Agency monitoring of domestic electronic communications makes one thing perfectly clear: If anyone is going to protect the public from unwanted snooping, it won't be the government.
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