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Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Value Privacy Over Security

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.

01/27/2014

President Obama is expected to announce new restrictions next week. (Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Curb NSA Access To Phone Records

Spying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.

01/09/2014

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ACLU Begins Appeal of NSA Ruling in NYC

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.

01/02/2014

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Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

Documents disclosed Thursday show that the Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens' Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed who Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer. (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

NSA Spy Program Collected Americans’ Emails, IP Addresses

Documents disclosed Thursday show that the Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens’ Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed who Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer.

06/27/2013

The nation's top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans' cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Relying On Untested Oversight Board For NSA Scrutiny

The obscure oversight board that President Barack Obama wants to scrutinize the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance system is little known for good reason.

06/19/2013

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Expert: Individuals ‘Desensitized,’ ‘Numb’ To Privacy Threats

Some experts feel that many American citizens may not share the visceral reactions to the National Security Agency scandal that have been seen during discussions of it in the national news media as clients – not because of a lack of concern, but rather, a lack of surprise.

06/10/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden: ‘I’m Not Going to Hide’

A 29-year-old intelligence contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

06/10/2013

Edward Snowden speaks during an interview with The Guardian in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

NSA Claims Know-How to Ensure No Illegal Spying

The supersecret agency with the power and legal authority to gather electronic communications worldwide to hunt U.S. adversaries says it has the technical know-how to ensure it’s not illegally spying on Americans.

06/09/2013

President Barack Obama. (Photo credit: Zbigniew Bzdak-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Defends Phone Data Collection Program

President Barack Obama vigorously defended sweeping secret surveillance into America’s phone records and foreigners’ Internet use, declaring “we have to make choices as a society.”

06/07/2013

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