President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.
The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.
US Officials To Judge: ‘There Was No Single Person Who Had Complete Technical Understanding’ Of NSA System
U.S. officials for nearly three years accessed data on thousands of domestic phone numbers they shouldn’t have and then misrepresented their actions to a secret spy court to reauthorize the government’s surveillance program, documents released Tuesday show.
Despite President Barack Obama’s vow for greater “transparency” and tighter National Security Agency restrictions, only 11 percent of American voters think the government is now less likely to monitor their private phone calls.
President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies.
Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.
The top U.S. intelligence official says cyberterrorism is the leading worldwide threat to U.S. security.