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Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill To President

Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency’s disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies’ hands.

06/02/2015

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Obama: ‘Handful Of Senators’ Standing In The Way Of The Patriot Act

President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.

05/29/2015

Facebook announced it received nearly 35,000 requests for data from governments all over the world in the first six months of 2014. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook: 24 Percent Rise In Government Requests For User Data

Facebook announced it received nearly 35,000 requests for data from governments all over the world in the first six months of 2014.

11/05/2014

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U.S. Government to Local Cops: Keep Quiet on Neighborhood Cellphone Surveillance

The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

06/12/2014

Glenn Greenwald's book contains documents showing NSA intercepting computer networking devices and planting spyware before they were shipped overseas. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: NSA Installing Spyware On US-Made Hardware

Glenn Greenwald’s book contains documents showing NSA intercepting computer networking devices and planting spyware before they were shipped overseas.

05/13/2014

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.  (Getty Images photo by Alex Wong)

Merkel: ‘Difficulties Yet To Overcome’ In US Spy Scandal

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.

05/02/2014

Steve Wozniak says Edward Snowden is a "hero." (Getty Images)

Apple Co-Founder: Snowden Is A ‘Hero’

Steve Wozniac praised the NSA leaker for helping the cause of freedom.

03/15/2014

NATO aircraft will fly over Poland and Romania. (Getty Images)

NATO Deploys Surveillance Planes To Ukraine Border

AWACS will fly over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.

03/12/2014

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

President Obama is expected to announce new restrictions next week. (Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Curb NSA Access To Phone Records

Spying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.

01/09/2014

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