NSA surveillance

A 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. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: NSA Able To Hack Into Cell Phone Networks Around The Globe

A 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.

12/05/2014

iPhone (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.

07/29/2014

Edward Snowden speaks to supporters in Russia on October 9, 2013. (AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowden: I Want To Build Anti-Surveillance Technology

The NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.

07/21/2014

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden's whistleblowing has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order." (Getty Images)

Norway Lawmakers Nominate Edward Snowden For Nobel Peace Prize

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden’s whistleblowing has “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”

01/29/2014

In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin's aggressive foreign policy as necessary for his country's sheer survival.   (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

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. (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

U.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. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: US Will Strike Balance Between Surveillance Security And Privacy

U.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.

11/05/2013

An 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. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Terrorism Suspect’s Lawyer Seeks Clarity On Possible US Surveillance Overreach

An 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.

07/30/2013

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