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Feinstein: ‘No Clemency’ For Snowden, Info Should Have Been Brought To Congress

The White House and the heads of the intelligence committees in Congress are rejecting a plea for clemency by National Security Agency-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden.

11/03/2013

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For Employees

Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.

10/31/2013

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., participates in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec. 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Anti-Terror Lawmaker Wants To Scale Back Laws He Championed Due To NSA Overreach

He gave more surveillance power to U.S. government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about privacy abuses, and famously shut down a 2005 hearing to silence critics.

10/29/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry Taking Heat Abroad Amid NSA Spying Allegations

Secretary of State John Kerry went to Europe to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran. What he got was an earful of outrage over U.S. snooping abroad.

10/26/2013

File photo of a person using a computer. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallup: Most American Internet Users Not Very Worried About NSA Snooping

A recent survey found that the majority of people in the United States are not especially concerned about spying conducted by the government.

10/25/2013

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who has been working closely with NSA leaker Edward Snodwen, promises more damaging info coming soon. (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

NSA Spy Program Reporter Promises More Bombshells

The journalist behind stories about the National Security Agency’s global spy program promised Monday that there are many more to come, including details about the United States spying on its own citizens.

10/22/2013

A majority of Americans say that the technological developments of the next 50 years will have a positive impact on society, with 59 percent holding an “optimistic” view of various future tech advances ranging from positive to downright pervasive. (credit: Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

EU Lawmakers Approve Data Privacy Laws Aimed At NSA, US Companies

The draft regulation was beefed up after Edward Snowden’s leaks about allegedly widespread U.S. online snooping to include even more stringent privacy protection and stiff fines for violations. The legislation is poised to have significant implications for U.S. Internet companies, too.

10/21/2013

Edward Snowden's father arrived in Moscow to meet with his son, who is still in hiding.  (The Guardian via Getty Images)

Edward Snowden’s Father Arrives In Moscow

The father of former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Thursday morning to meet with his son who has received asylum in Russia and has been living at a secret location.

10/10/2013

National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans' cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Chief Admits Testing US Cell Phone Tracking

National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans’ cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made.

10/02/2013

The nation's top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans' cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NSA Chief Sidesteps Questions About Tracking Americans’ Cell Phones

The nation’s top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers.

09/26/2013

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