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.
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.
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.
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has resurfaced after recently revealing himself as the one who leaked U.S. government surveillance program documents.
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.
National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden is no longer an employee with Booz Allen Hamilton.
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.