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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

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper told Congress Wednesday that roughly 70 percent of the intelligence workforce — including staff from the CIA, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency — have been furloughed. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Clapper: 70 Percent Of Intelligence Workforce Furloughed In Shutdown

U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats. But they also say they’re keeping counterterrorism staff on duty, while they are worried about morale.

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

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's International Cyber Symposium on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Md. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NSA Director: ‘No One Has Willfully Or Knowingly Disobeyed The Law Or Tried To Invade Your Civil Liberties’

The heads of the nation’s three top intelligence agencies said Thursday they strive to protect Americans’ privacy in an evolving era of cybersecurity threats, electronic surveillance and concerns about government data-monitoring.

08/09/2013

The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government's authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among members of Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Squares Off With Congress Over NSA Authority

The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government’s authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among members of Congress.

07/23/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden claims the spy agency gathers all communications into and out of the U.S. for analysis, despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowden Claims NSA Gathers All Data Going In and Out of U.S.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden claims the spy agency gathers all communications into and out of the U.S. for analysis, despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic.

07/08/2013

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 Head: Surveillance Programs Disrupted Dozens of Terrorist Attacks

The director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday that once-secret surveillance programs disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks, explicitly describing for Congress how the programs worked in collecting Americans’ phone records and tapping into their Internet activity.

06/12/2013

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams To Combat Electronic Attacks

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country’s vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.

03/12/2013

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