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File photo of a courtroom. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Begins Appeal of NSA Ruling in NYC

Civil libertarians have begun an appeal of a decision by a federal judge in New York City that found the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records is legal.

01/02/2014

President Obama enjoys a shaved ice on the final day of 2013. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Rings In New Year In Low-Key Fashion

The White House said the president planned to stay at home and ring in the new year with friends and family.

01/01/2014

TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday.  (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple: We Had No Role in Alleged NSA iPhone Hack

Apple Inc. says it played no role in the National Security Agency’s alleged efforts to hack the iPhone, explaining that it was unaware of a recently revealed program apparently aimed at turning the best-selling smartphone into an improvised listening device.

12/31/2013

Members of Congress say they're not impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he's already accomplished his mission. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

US Lawmakers Brush Off Snowden’s Mass Surveillance Declaration

Members of Congress say they’re not impressed with Edward Snowden’s recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he’s already accomplished his mission.

12/29/2013

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli Officials Demand End To US Spying, Email Tracking

Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country’s top former leaders.

12/22/2013

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Releases More Documents On Surveillance Origins

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.

12/21/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Have Confidence In The Fact That The NSA Is Not Engaging In Domestic Surveillance’

During his end-of-the-year press conference, President Barack Obama fielded several questions regarding the scandal surrounding the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records.

12/20/2013

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

President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Wish Things Were That Ruthlessly Efficient’

President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.

12/17/2013

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