07/25/14 11:13 AM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and other government entities for allegedly spying on American citizens have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. “Plaintiffs respectfully request...
By Ashe Schow | 07/14/14 03:35 PM
In a new poll from the Pew Research Center, 81 percent (the global median excluding U.S. citizens) of people around the world said it was "unacceptable" for the U.S. to spy on them.
By Ashe Schow | 07/14/14 11:56 AM
Thanks to former Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys, it appears the NSA does have emails from Snowden, they just don't want to hand them over.
07/11/14 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show. The White House had said it would be nearly...
07/09/14 08:45 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told The Associated Press that Snowden applied to Russia's migration authorities "a long time ago" since his one-year permit is...
By Ashe Schow | 07/08/14 01:50 PM
Rep. Justin Amash appears to be safely situated to retain his congressional seat, according to a new internal poll showing the Michigan Republican holding a 22-point lead over his primary opponent.
07/06/14 06:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The...
07/03/14 05:31 PM
BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Thursday that users and supporters of a popular online anonymity tool are among those automatically singled out for special attention by U.S. security services. The report by public broadcasters WDR and NDR says the code from the National Security Agency's...
07/02/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Endorsement of the NSA's Internet surveillance programs by a bipartisan privacy board deeply disappointed civil liberties activists Wednesday while providing a measure of vindication for beleaguered U.S. intelligence officials. James Clapper, director of national...
By Steve Chapman | 06/30/14 11:02 AM
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All agreed that it's intolerable to let cops ransack...
By Kevin Daley | 06/26/14 09:36 AM
The Supreme Court's sweeping endorsement of digital privacy could have wider implications for the National Security Agency's collection of phone records.
By Spencer Brown | 06/19/14 06:01 PM
Rep. Robert Pittenger is on a mission to smooth over relations with allies that have been damaged by the revelations of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. After meeting Wednesday with a delegation of Austrian lawmakers, Pittenger, R-N.C., said recent developments in Iraq and Syria...
By Rebecca Berg | 06/17/14 07:50 PM
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday blamed domestic spying by the National Security Agency on broad authority granted by Congress and the president to the intelligence community following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but said it's time to re-evaluate that latitude. "I think we’re finally...
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