McCain Rips Rand: 'Higher Priority On Fundraising Than Security Of The Nation'The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans' phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies.
Surveillance Powers Set to Lapse With No Deal in SenateThe National Security Agency will lose its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after an extraordinary Sunday Senate session failed to produce an 11th-hour deal to extend the fiercely contested program.
US Appeals Court: NSA Phone Collection Excessive, Congress Must ModifyThe bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to protect national security and privacy interests.
Wikipedia Files Federal Suit Against NSA For 'Upstream' Mass Surveillance ProgramThe nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation that runs Wikipedia’s free online encyclopedia is filing suit against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice for large-scale search and seizure of internet communications.
Report: NSA Able To Hack Into Cell Phone Networks Around The GlobeA 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.
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.
Snowden: I Want To Build Anti-Surveillance TechnologyThe NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.
Norway Lawmakers Nominate Edward Snowden For Nobel Peace PrizeSocialist lawmakers say Snowden's whistleblowing has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order."
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.”
Report: Government Spying Causing Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among US WritersNearly 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.”
Kerry: US Will Strike Balance Between Surveillance Security And PrivacyU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.
Terrorism Suspect's Lawyer Seeks Clarity On Possible US Surveillance OverreachAn attorney for a suburban Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges raised the question at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday about whether expanded U.S. surveillance methods — the subject of heated national debate — were used in her client's case.