More NSA Articles

  • If it's not OK to spy on senators, is it still OK to spy on citizens?

    CIA Director John Brennan admitted Thursday that agency officials acted improperly when they hacked Senate computers, according to the Associated Press.

  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill...

  • Plaintiffs file opposition to government’s motion to dismiss NSA spying case

    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...

  • No surprise: Most people in the world do not want the NSA to spy on them

    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.

  • NSA now admits Edward Snowden sent more than one email, but won't disclose them

    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.

  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

    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...

  • Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

    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 expiring...

  • Internal poll shows Justin Amash with 22-point lead over challenger

    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.

  • Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep

    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...

  • Report: NSA targeted German privacy activist

    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...

  • A thumbs-up for NSA Internet spying on foreigners

    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 intelligence,...

  • Obama likes secrets --- including yours

    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...

  • Supreme Court's decision on mobile phones could affect NSA surveillance

    The Supreme Court's sweeping endorsement of digital privacy could have wider implications for the National Security Agency's collection of phone records.

  • Rep. Robert Pittenger works to reassure America's allies post-Edward Snowden

    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...

  • Hillary Clinton: 'We have to make some changes' to NSA spying authority

    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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