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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

Chairman and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (L) and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) (R), speak to members of the media about the National Security Agency (NSA) collevting phone records June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. According to reports, the NSA has collected phone data, under a provision of the Patriot Act, of Verizon customers in teh U.S. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

NSA: The Finder And Keeper Of Countless U.S. Secrets

An email, a telephone call or even the murmur of a conversation captured by the vibration of a window — they’re all part of the data that can be swept up by the sophisticated machinery of the National Security Agency.

06/09/2013

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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

Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Obama’s nomination for CIA director, John Brennan, continued to roll into its fifth hour on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul Filibuster: Liberals Are ‘Suspiciously Quiet,’ Reply From Obama Compared To ‘Root Canal’

Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Obama’s nomination for CIA director, John Brennan, continued to roll into its fifth hour on Wednesday.

03/06/2013

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Bill to Prevent Audio Taping of Public Transit Users Considered

The Maryland Senate has voted to reconsider an audio-taping measure that was rejected by lawmakers on Monday in a 23-22 vote.

02/26/2013

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Obama Campaign App Raises Privacy Concerns

A new app released by President Obama’s campaign team has raised privacy fears.

08/09/2012

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Facebook To Let Users Vote On Privacy Changes

Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday.

06/01/2012

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Wikipedia To Be Blacked Out Over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night.

01/17/2012

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