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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on June 13, 2013 at the Capitol Hill Club on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: I Doubt NSA Tracking Programs Have Caught Terrorists

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling into question the effectiveness of the government’s sweeping surveillance of U.S. communications to thwart terror plots.

06/21/2013

U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on June 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Director: Surveillance Programs Have Foiled 50 Terror Plots Worldwide

The director of the National Security Agency insisted on Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide in a forceful defense echoed by the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee.

06/18/2013

The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple Store on April 23, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple: Company Received Up To 5,000 Requests From US Law Enforcement For Customer Data

Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.

06/17/2013

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

Snowden: NSA Hacks Hundreds Of Targets In Hong Kong, China

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has resurfaced after recently revealing himself as the one who leaked U.S. government surveillance program documents.

06/12/2013

File photo of Google headquarters. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Asks Obama Administration To Publish More US Gov’t Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

06/11/2013

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

Booz Allen Fires NSA Whistle-Blower Following Leaks

National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden is no longer an employee with Booz Allen Hamilton.

06/11/2013

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

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