National Security Agency

Edward Snowden

Snowden: CIA Committed ‘Inexcusable Crimes’

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden said the CIA torture report details “inexcusable crimes” committed by the U.S., and criticized the “moral authority” of the government.

12/11/2014

A 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. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: NSA Able To Hack Into Cell Phone Networks Around The Globe

A 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.

12/05/2014

A 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. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Utah Lawmaker Questions Why City Water Is Going To NSA Facility

A 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.

11/19/2014

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Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.

07/29/2014

Spiegel Online reports a man aroused the suspicion of Germany's military counter-intelligence agency because of his close contacts to alleged U.S. spies. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Germans Investigating Second Spy Case Reportedly Involving U.S.

The arrest of a German intelligence employee casts a new shadow over relations between the two countries.

07/09/2014

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Report: U.S. Spies on Prominent Muslim-Americans

A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government’s secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats.

07/09/2014

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Federal Report: Warrantless NSA Searches Of Foreign Communications Are Legal

A federal program which utilizes warrantless searches of foreigners’ communications is legal, according to a government oversight report, but cautions that the “intentional abuse” from the FISA searches could allow for Americans’ private information to be mishandled by the government.

07/02/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Report: Snowden Files Petition To Extend Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden has reportedly applied to extend his asylum in Russia.

07/01/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

Glenn Greenwald's book contains documents showing NSA intercepting computer networking devices and planting spyware before they were shipped overseas. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: NSA Installing Spyware On US-Made Hardware

Glenn Greenwald’s book contains documents showing NSA intercepting computer networking devices and planting spyware before they were shipped overseas.

05/13/2014

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