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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

The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government's authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among members of Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Squares Off With Congress Over NSA Authority

The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government’s authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among members of Congress.

07/23/2013

The House will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and imposes limits on the operations. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Considers Cuts To NSA Surveillance Programs

The House will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and imposes limits on the operations.

07/22/2013

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

NSA Informant’s Asylum Request Could Take Years To Process

The former defense contractor who leaked the National Security Agency’s surveillance plans on Americans could face a years-long wait for an asylum request.

06/13/2013

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

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

CBS News: Feds In Process Of Filing Charges Against NSA Whistle-Blower

Federal officials are in the process of filing charges against the National Security Agency whistle-blower who revealed how the intelligence agency spies on Americans.

06/11/2013

The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Merkel To Question Obama On NSA Privacy Scandal

Germany’s chancellor will raise the issue of NSA’s eavesdropping on European communications when she meets President Barack Obama here next week — the latest sign of the international backlash over leaks about America’s sweeping electronic surveillance programs.

06/10/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama In 2001: There Will Be A ‘Majoritarian Check’ On Mass Surveillance Of US Citizens

President Barack Obama told Chicago public television in 2001 there would be a “majoritarian check” on mass surveillance of American citizens.

06/10/2013

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