More NSA Articles

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off...

  • Head of German NSA inquiry quits over Snowden row

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. All four parties in Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, agreed last month to launch...

  • Justice Department mulling perjury prosecution for intelligence director James Clapper

    Justice Department attorneys are reviewing the possibility of charging Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for perjury, as Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., wants, for his statements during a Senate hearing about National Security Agency data collection. "We take our responsibility...

  • Potential Lindsey Graham challenger would give Edward Snowden Medal of Honor

    Thomas Ravenel, who resigned his office as state treasurer of South Carolina in 2007 after a felony cocaine charge, announced Monday that he intends to challenge Graham if the incumbent Republican wins his primary election in June.

  • Editorial cartoon: Trust us

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Defense Department struggles to track its 'revolving door,' IG finds

    "Revolving door" statistics within the Department of Defense are not being properly tracked, the agency's watchdog has found. In 2008, Congress passed laws trying to prevent Pentagon officials who take jobs with government contractors from later influencing the military contracting process in...

  • Democratic senators: Obama was 'misleading' about NSA surveillance

    Two Democratic senators denounced the National Security Agency for conducting "warrantless searches of the content of Americans' personal communications," and, more broadly, the senior government officials -- including President Obama -- who were "misleading" in denying that such searches took...

  • Plaintiffs in spying case against NSA ask for class certification

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over alleged spying on American citizens have filed for class certification. The request for class action certification was made to Judge Richard J. Leon in the U.S. District Court for the...

  • NSA surveillance and the dangers of unchecked power

    Every so often, we get proof that President Obama, when confronted with a grievous abuse of government power by his administration, will do the right thing. Sometimes, I mean. When he can't get away with it anymore, that is. Just as soon as he's tried everything else. That's the case with his...

  • Ron Wyden: Ban all dragnet surveillance of Americans

    Democratic senator Ron Wyden welcomed President Obama's proposed reforms to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Sunday, but said that further steps were needed to curb spying on Americans. "I believe strongly we ought to ban all dragnet surveillance on law-abiding Americans,...

  • Rep. Mike Rogers won't seek eighth term

    Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee and a staunch defender of U.S. spying programs, said Friday he won't seek re-election this year. The Michigan Republican said he will tackle a new profession once his term expires in January — talk radio host. "Clearly...

  • Obama: 'Government should not collect or hold' phone data in bulk

    President Obama formally announced Thursday proposed reforms to National Security Agency surveillance techniques, saying the government should turn storage of metadata over to private phone companies.

  • White House: NSA spying not 'significant' issue during Europe trip

    The White House said that concerns over the National Security Agency's surveillance practices had not “come up frequently” during President Obama's private discussions with European leaders during his trip abroad. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the issue...

  • Rand Paul offers to settle NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that President Obama agree to settle a class-action lawsuit he filed against the National Security Agency, arguing that the president can use it as a legal vehicle to make the NSA changes his administration is now considering. "If the White House is serious,...

  • John McCain: 'No doubt in my mind' that Edward Snowden is working for Vladimir Putin

    Sen. John McCain is convinced National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is working for the Russians. "Sure. Not a doubt in my mind," McCain, R-Ariz., responded when asked by the Washington Examiner. McCain said the timing of the releases of information stolen from the NSA is proof that...



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