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Google's Eric Schmidt says even if he knew about the NSA activity beforehand, he couldn't have done anything about it. (Getty Images)

Google Exec Says NSA Spying Was A Surprise To Him

Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.

01/23/2014

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Obama: NSA’s ‘Efforts Have Prevented Multiple Attacks And Saved Innocent Lives’

President Barack Obama has called for an end to the bulk collection by the National Security Agency of cellphone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and requiring intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s permission before accessing the records.

01/17/2014

President Barack Obama (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Source: Obama Will Call For End Of NSA’s Control Of Americans’ Phone Data

President Barack Obama will call on the National Security Administration to end its control of Americans’ phone data, a source tells the Associated Press.

01/17/2014

Analysis of the National Security Agency’s massive phone data collections program shows there has been “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.”  (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: NSA Bulk Surveillance Shows ‘No Discernible Impact Preventing Acts Of Terrorism’

Analysis of the National Security Agency’s massive phone data collections program shows there has been “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.”

01/13/2014

President Obama is expected to announce new restrictions next week. (Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Curb NSA Access To Phone Records

Spying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.

01/09/2014

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Justice Dept. Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Judge’s NSA Surveillance Ruling

Government lawyers are asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that threatens the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting every Americans’ telephone records every day.

01/03/2014

Members of Congress say they're not impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he's already accomplished his mission. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

US Lawmakers Brush Off Snowden’s Mass Surveillance Declaration

Members of Congress say they’re not impressed with Edward Snowden’s recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he’s already accomplished his mission.

12/29/2013

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli Officials Demand End To US Spying, Email Tracking

Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country’s top former leaders.

12/22/2013

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Obama: ‘I Have Confidence In The Fact That The NSA Is Not Engaging In Domestic Surveillance’

During his end-of-the-year press conference, President Barack Obama fielded several questions regarding the scandal surrounding the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records.

12/20/2013

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