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Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.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

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Judge’s NSA Surveillance Ruling

Government lawyers are asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that threatens the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting every Americans’ telephone records every day.

01/03/2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked President Obama if the U.S. was tapping her cell phone. (GERARD CERLES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Germany Summoning U.S. Ambassador Over Eavesdropping Questions

The German government is demanding a “complete explanation” about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

10/24/2013

A senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Official: US, Germany To Negotiate ‘No Spy’ Pact

A senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

08/12/2013

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