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The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

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CIA’s Twitter Followers Rapidly Growing After Witty First Tweet

The mystery of the CIA grew a little bit larger Friday when the intelligence agency officially joined the Twitterverse.

06/06/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects New York Times Reporter’s Appeal To Protect Source

A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.

06/02/2014

A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters on Feb. 19, 2009 in McLean, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS News: CIA Station Chief In Afghanistan Whose Cover Was Blown By White House Will Have To Leave Country

The CIA official whose cover was inadvertently blown by the White House will have to leave Afghanistan, according to CBS News.

05/26/2014

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.  (Photo credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

CIA Vows To No Longer Use Vaccination Programs To Cover Spy Operations

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.

05/20/2014

Shiite Muslims display a model of an American drone in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 19, 2014. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Strike In Yemen Kills 9 Al Qaida Members

Witness says an American UAV struck a white SUV carrying militants.

04/19/2014

File photo of Liz Cheney. (credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Liz Cheney: ‘Pelosi’s Problem Is That Her Spine Doesn’t Reach Her Brain’

Liz Cheney slammed Nancy Pelosi over the House minority leader’s comments about former Vice President Dick Cheney.

04/08/2014

The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former CIA Official: Benghazi Reports ‘Never’ Influenced To Protect Obama, Clinton

The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn’t edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

04/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (credit: Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Experts Question Whether Obama Can Make Good On Assurance NSA Won’t Spy On ‘Ordinary Folks’

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t spying on “ordinary folks.”

03/27/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: Taking Sides In CIA-Feinstein Spat ‘Not Something That Is An Appropriate Role For Me’ To Wade Into

The public spat between President Barack Obama’s trusted CIA ally and a loyal senator has sharpened the focus on his complicated role in managing the terrorism-fighting programs he inherited.

03/16/2014

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