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A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Utah Lawmaker Questions Why City Water Is Going To NSA Facility

A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.

11/19/2014

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online. credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

AT&T Drops ‘Super Cookies’ From Cellphone Data

AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, says it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers’ identities online.

11/15/2014

Committee Chairman Sen.Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks during a confirmation hearing for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell before the Senate Finance Committee on May 14, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: NSA Tech Spying Hurting US Economy

A leading Senate critic of online surveillance wants the government to stop widespread spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the “digital dragnet” doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.

10/08/2014

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via videoconference during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 24, 2014. (credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Snowden Granted 3-Year Residency In Russia

Russia on Thursday banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine — a sweeping move that will cost Western farmers billions of dollars but could also lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

08/07/2014

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

Spiegel Online reports a man aroused the suspicion of Germany's military counter-intelligence agency because of his close contacts to alleged U.S. spies. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Germans Investigating Second Spy Case Reportedly Involving U.S.

The arrest of a German intelligence employee casts a new shadow over relations between the two countries.

07/09/2014

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Federal Report: Warrantless NSA Searches Of Foreign Communications Are Legal

A federal program which utilizes warrantless searches of foreigners’ communications is legal, according to a government oversight report, but cautions that the “intentional abuse” from the FISA searches could allow for Americans’ private information to be mishandled by the government.

07/02/2014

A new report finds ways the NSA can get around Constitutional protections against warrantless surveillance of emails and other online information. (Getty Images)

Report: Secret Loopholes Allow NSA To Bypass 4th Amendment Protections

Information can be rerouted to overseas servers that are then collected by federal agents.

06/30/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

A Vodafone logo is pictured at a store in London on March 17, 2014. (credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Vodafone Reports Sparks Global Surveillance Debate

Telecommunications company Vodafone’s report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.

06/08/2014

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