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

White House: We Will Not Offer Amnesty To Snowden

During a press briefing, White House spokesperson Jay Carney denied rumors regarding the potential for amnesty to be offered to former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.

12/16/2013

iPhone (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.  (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Guardian: We’ve Only Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Leaks

The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.

12/03/2013

File photo of people accessing the Internet. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses To Look at NSA Privacy Concerns

The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States.

11/18/2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the relationship between Germany and the United States as well as the future of a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement have been "put on test" by allegations of massive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Merkel: Trust With U.S. Needs To Be Rebuilt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the relationship between Germany and the United States as well as the future of a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement have been “put on test” by allegations of massive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency.

11/18/2013

A majority of Americans say that the technological developments of the next 50 years will have a positive impact on society, with 59 percent holding an “optimistic” view of various future tech advances ranging from positive to downright pervasive. (credit: Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Report: Government Spying Causing Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among US Writers

Nearly three-quarters of American writers (73 percent) say they “have never been as worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are today.”

11/12/2013

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about climate change during the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Energy and Environmental Leaders Day at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore: Snowden Leaks Revealed ‘Crimes Against the Constitution’

Former Vice-President Al Gore said Tuesday that whistleblower Edward Snowden has leaked information regarding massive secret government surveillance programs that “appears to be crimes against the Constitution.”

11/07/2013

The Obama administration's top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American's telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

NSA, FBI Lawyers: Personal Data And Phone Records Must Be Kept By Government

The Obama administration’s top national security lawyers on Monday rejected the idea that the government should stop collecting copies of every American’s telephone records every day, telling an independent oversight board that it would lose valuable time if each time it launched a terror investigation it had to seek the private billing records from individual phone companies.

11/04/2013

Feinstein: ‘No Clemency’ For Snowden, Info Should Have Been Brought To Congress

The White House and the heads of the intelligence committees in Congress are rejecting a plea for clemency by National Security Agency-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden.

11/03/2013

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For Employees

Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.

10/31/2013

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