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Revelations 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.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations 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.

07/28/2014

Edward Snowden speaks to supporters in Russia on October 9, 2013. (AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowden: I Want To Build Anti-Surveillance Technology

The NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.

07/21/2014

A Vodafone logo is pictured at a store in London on March 17, 2014. (credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Vodafone Reports Sparks Global Surveillance Debate

Telecommunications 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.

06/08/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the U.S. National Security Agency, and even said he envies President Barack Obama in light of the NSA revelations “because he can get away with it.”  (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

12/19/2013

Venue banners at AT&T and Samsung's presenation of Keith Urban's Get Closer 2011 World Tour at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on June 16, 2011 in Biloxi, Miss. (credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images for AT&T & Samsung)

Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy

How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.

07/10/2013

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