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By exposing the NSA's vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation's political chasm. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

14 States Propose Bills To Curtail Powers Of Law Enforcement To Monitor, Track Citizens

Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.

02/05/2014

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

An overwhelming majority of Americans feel a complete lack of control over the privacy of their personal information, with 91 percent of U.S. adults agreeing that consumers “have lost control” over how companies and the government collect and use their personal data.   (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Google: Data Requests From Governments On The Rise

Google says government requests in the first half of 2013 increased nearly 70 percent compared to the second half of 2012.

12/20/2013

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Study: Mobile Phone Apps Put Privacy And Security At Risk

A new study has found that a huge number of mobile phone applications can put a user’s privacy and security at risk.

12/08/2013

A Los Angeles Airport Police officer stands in front of Terminal 3 security screeners, the site of last week's shooting. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Experts Believe Bolstering Police Presence at Airports Easier Than Arming TSA Agents

What effects, if any, could last week’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport have on airport security?

11/07/2013

A supporter holds a sign at a small rally in support of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Government Letter Defends Phone-Tracking Program

The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a letter to a federal judge, saying it is a program monitored by all three branches of government that is necessary to learn the contacts of known or suspected terrorists and thwart terrorism.

07/19/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

McConnell: NSA Programs Are Legal, Snowden Should Be Fully Prosecuted

The Senate Republican leader says the National Security Agency programs are legal and subject to rigorous oversight as he questioned the motivation of the private contractor who leaked information about the surveillance operations.

06/11/2013

File photo of the Verizon logo displayed on a building. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

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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