More Surveillance Articles

  • Report: Obama to call for ending NSA storage of phone metadata

    President Obama is preparing to unveil a proposal to end the National Security Agency's collection and storage of bulk phone metadata, according to a report.

  • Did Edward Snowden help Russia evade US intelligence?

    It seems that Russia was able to evade U.S. surveillance techniques during its attacks on Ukraine. But was it National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that allowed Russia to attack Ukraine without the U.S. knowing it was coming? An article in Monday's Wall Street Journal about the...

  • China demands answers from US over spying claims

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions. Beijing is "gravely concerned" about the...

  • Report: NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei

    U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

  • Judge says Justice Department failed to inform him

    A judge on Friday took the Justice Department to task for failing to inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that a federal court in California had issued orders to preserve phone data collected in a government surveillance program.

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to attend White House meeting with tech CEOs

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be one of the tech industry leaders meeting with President Obama at the White House on Friday. Obama is hosting Silicon Valley executives to “continue his dialogue with them on privacy, technology and intelligence,” White House press secretary Jay Carney...

  • France's Sarkozy denounces tapping of his phones

    PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is comparing investigators who tapped his phones during a campaign funding probe to the secret police in the old East Germany. Conservative Sarkozy spoke out publicly about the phone-tapping for the first time in an essay in Friday's Le...

  • CIA-Senate spat complicates spying oversight

    The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly accused the CIA of...

  • German lawmakers plan investigation into US spying

    BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have agreed to launch an inquiry into surveillance conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence services, including the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone. Merkel's governing coalition and opposition lawmakers both...

  • Rand Paul criticizes Obama, others on surveillance

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- In a university speech, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures. "I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the...

  • NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country

    The National Security Agency has been recording all of a foreign country's phone calls, then listening to the conversations up to a month later, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • White House won't comment on report of NSA 'time machine'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to discuss a new report that claims the National Security Agency can record the entirety of a country's phone calls and replay them later. The NSA has the capability to record “100 percent” of calls in a foreign nation, according to the...

  • Editorial cartoon: The CIA-Senate spying scandal

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of a "crisis in public confidence," former staffers for an influential 1975 Senate committee that investigated CIA abuses asked Congress and President Barack Obama on Monday to form a new panel to probe missteps by the nation's intelligence agencies. F.A.O....

  • Police officers' body cameras raise privacy concerns

    Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.



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