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McCain Rips Rand: 'Higher Priority On Fundraising Than Security Of The Nation'The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans' phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies.
U.S. Settles Case Over Fake Facebook PageThe Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page using her identity.
Report: NSA Able To Hack Into Cell Phone Networks Around The GlobeA secret program called Auroragold allows NSA agents to find and even introduce vulnerabilities into cell phone systems that they can exploit to monitor calls and texts.
Utah Lawmaker Questions Why City Water Is Going To NSA FacilityA Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.
Facebook: 24 Percent Rise In Government Requests For User DataFacebook announced it received nearly 35,000 requests for data from governments all over the world in the first six months of 2014.
Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US JournalismRevelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
Snowden: I Want To Build Anti-Surveillance TechnologyThe NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.
Vodafone Reports Sparks Global Surveillance DebateTelecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.
Putin: I Envy Obama In Light Of NSA Revelations 'Because He Can Get Away With It'Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the US National Security Agency, and even said he envies President Obama in light of the NSA revelations “because he can get away with it.”
Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to SpyHow much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.
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