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.
Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.
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.
President Barack Obama has called for an end to the bulk collection by the National Security Agency of cellphone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and requiring intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s permission before accessing the records.
President Barack Obama will call on the National Security Administration to end its control of Americans’ phone data, a source tells the Associated Press.
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.