12/09/13 06:24 PM
As part of a global campaign to reform data collection, Google, Facebook, Apple and others said that concerns over national security should be weighed against individual rights.
By Charles Hoskinson | 12/06/13 02:29 PM
The United States late Thursday launched a new spy satellite into space with a logo that's making people concerned about recent reports of National Security Agency monitoring even more uncomfortable.
12/04/13 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The NSA inadvertently gathers the location records of "tens of millions of Americans...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 11:12 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a...
By Michal Conger | 11/22/13 09:59 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder has required the Department of Justice's official watchdog to get permission for sensitive documents in several recent investigations, which hinders the investigator's independence, delays reports and raises legal snags, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told a...
By Gene Healy | 11/18/13 05:18 PM
Leave it to the Washington Post, this overgrown company town's paper of record, to put things in perspective. Along with “how to get rich in the new Washington,” the WaPo website announced Nov. 18 that “NSA's got nothing on German Stasi.” “Victims of the fearsome Communist East...
By Associated Press | 11/07/13 06:02 PM
LONDON — Al Qaeda and other terror groups are having a field day with the leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, U.K. spy chiefs told lawmakers Thursday in a strong condemnation of the American's espionage revelations. Iain Lobban, chief of the eavesdropping...
By Associated Press | 11/06/13 03:26 PM
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A secret accounting dated Jan. 9...
By Michal Conger | 11/05/13 03:52 PM
Emails between national security officials about the interpretation of the Patriot Act show several of President Obama's top advisers had misgivings about the law that authorized controversial National Security Agency surveillance of phone and Internet activity. The emails, written shortly...
By Associated Press | 11/04/13 09:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior national security lawyers on Monday told an independent oversight board examining U.S. surveillance programs that the government needs to keep its trove of innocent Americans' telephone records despite growing efforts in Congress to shut down the program.
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