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Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota on Tuesday criticized U.S. surveillance in Brazil and said the trust between the U.S. and Brazil would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the program are not satisfactory.
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.
The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that it remains ready to cooperate with the United States on bilateral and international issues.
The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.
After being holed up for a month at Moscow airport’s transit zone, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly been allowed into Russia.
Documents published by the Guardian newspaper are providing new insight into the National Security Agency’s surveillance of world data, giving an over-the-shoulder look at the programs and techniques U.S. intelligence analysts use to exploit the hundreds of billions of records they gather each year.
U.S. intelligence officials and experts say if the National Security Agency did eavesdrop on phone conversations between a New Zealand journalist and his Afghan sources, it was likely part of standard military intelligence monitoring of enemy communications.
The House will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and imposes limits on the operations.
Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.