By Josh Peterson | 02/11/14 01:28 PM
A coalition of progressive and libertarian anti-surveillance activists are hoping to once again leverage the Internet and marshal voter support against the National Security Agency. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of other civil liberties...
By Ashe Schow | 02/10/14 03:12 PM
A coalition of organizations -- including reddit, Tumblr and Mozilla -- opposed to the National Security Agency's spy programs will gather Tuesday to protest mass surveillance, calling the event “The Day We Fight Back.”
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 02:03 PM
Does the National Security Agency collect the credit card statements of every American? Sen. Rand Paul thinks so. "I think these records include your phone records, I think they include your text messages, your emails -- and, I think, in all likelihood, they're probably collecting your credit...
By Raphael Satter | 02/10/14 09:11 AM
News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, an Associated Press review has found.
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 12:29 PM
The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday.
By Tim Mak | 02/07/14 11:38 AM
The National Security Agency's spying tactics leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden are threatening the U.S. economy's growing technology sector. Companies, particularly in Europe, are rethinking their integration with the American digital economy, worried that their data may not be...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/06/14 12:02 PM
Social media giant Twitter on Thursday criticized measures governing how much information communications companies can provide about federal national security requests and said it was considering “legal options” to press for “greater transparency.”
By Nigel Duara | 02/05/14 08:29 AM
Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 09:07 AM
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Potential presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Friday night that the Republican Party could lure young voters if it focuses on privacy issues following the revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance techniques. Speaking at a fundraiser for...
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/31/14 10:29 AM
President Obama expressed confidence in Director of National Intelligence James Clapper but said the spy chief should have been “more careful” in his testimony before Congress.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/30/14 06:12 PM
President Obama has chosen Vice Adm. Michael Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency, which has faced public scrutiny over its mass collection of phone and internet data, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Defense Department said that Richard Ledgett has been appointed...
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/30/14 01:38 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Thursday met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo at the White House to discuss President Obama's reforms to secret U.S. surveillance programs. “During their meeting, Ambassador Rice outlined the results of the review of U.S. signals...
By Ashe Schow | 01/29/14 01:49 PM
Revelations that the National Security Agency collected millions of Americans' phone records was one of the top news stories of 2013, but one wouldn't know that listening to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday.
By Brian Hughes | 01/27/14 05:30 PM
The Obama administration will allow telecommunications companies to reveal the number of national security orders they receive from the government and detail how many of their customers are being targeted, officials announced Monday.
By Kirsten Grieshaber | 01/27/14 10:05 AM
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the U.S. agency is involved in industrial espionage.
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