National Security Agency
Most Americans are unimpressed with President Barack Obama’s efforts to restore trust in government in the wake of disclosures about secret surveillance programs that swept up the phone records of hundreds of millions in the United States.
The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press learned that 56 percent of Americans want the United States government to pursue a criminal case against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said she’s concerned about the idea that data collected from a National Security Agency program that harvests Americans’ phone records might be stored by others.
Analysis of the National Security Agency’s massive phone data collections program shows there has been “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.”
Spying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he is filing a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over the data-collection policies of the National Security Agency. And on his website, he’s urging Americans to join the lawsuit, in his words, “to stop Barack Obama’s NSA from snooping on the American people.”
A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every American’s telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.
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.
The White House said the president planned to stay at home and ring in the new year with friends and family.